Lahaska: Monthly Poetry Series with Open Mic

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Meeting time: November 29, 6:30 pm at the Lahaska Bookshop in Peddler's Village. [Poetry is Not a Dirty Word meets the fourth Thursday of every month.] 
Format:  Featured poet reading followed by an open mic.
Who should come?:  Those who write poetry, those who read poetry, those who listen to poetry, those who don't think poetry is some sort of dirty, scary word, those who love poetry, those who merely like poetry, and those who are under the misguided impression they don't like poetry. So pretty much everyone.

For those looking to read: We're looking for a wide range of styles, genres, themes, from a wide range of people, so whether it's odes, epics, slam, haiku, some style of poetry that is your own creation, etc etc etc we are excited to hear your voice.
November's Featured Poet - Judth Lagana
Judith Lagana is the founder and co-editor of River Heron Review and writes under the pen name of J. Adams Lagana.

Her poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review, the Paterson Literary Review, Naugatuck River Review and formercactus.  Her writing has also been recognized by the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Foundation.  She has written memoir pieces, short stories, and is at work on the sixth draft of her novel. She is also an active member of the Bucks County poetry community.

Judith has successfully led writing workshops and taught writing to individuals of all ages. She holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Rutgers University. During her ongoing and long career as the Academic Supervisor for the Art, English, and Music departments with the Freehold Regional High School District, she has also been instrumental in developing programs and practices that emphasize poetry and creative writing. A certified Amherst Artists and Writers (AWA) writing workshop leader and Affiliate, she runs AWA creative writing workshops online and in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania area.

Judith lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania with her husband, Tony, their son, Anthony,  and their adopted retired racing greyhound, Rumi.



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