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A&C First Thursday Literary Arts Salon

March 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


First Thursday Literary Arts Salon March 2, 2023

7-8:30 pm at Freeman Hall, 181 East Court Street, Doylestown.

Featuring five wonderful writers: Liz Chang, Joseph Chelius, Grant Clauser, Lynn Fanok, and Elizabeth Luciano.

Writers will read selections from their work followed by a relaxed discussion and Q & A session and light refreshments in the parlor at Freeman Hall.

Books will be available for sale. 

For reservations email: programs@bucksarts.org


Liz Chang was 2012 Montgomery County Poet Laureate in Pennsylvania. Her poems have appeared in Verse Daily, Exit 7, Breakwater Review and Stoneboat Literary Journal, among others. Her chapbook Museum of Things is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2023. Chang’s translation of Claude de Burine’s poetry is anthologized in Paris in Our View from l’Association des Amis de Shakespeare Company. She is Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Moravian University.

Joseph Chelius was the 2000 Bucks County poet laureate, and in 2017 was the first place winner of the inaugural Bucks County Short Story competition. Joe’s work has appeared in Cider Press Review, Commonweal, Poet Lore, Poetry East, Rattle, and other journals. He has published two full-length collections of poems with WordTech Communications: The Art of Acquiescence (2014) and Crossing State Lines (2020).

Grant Clauser is the author of five books, most recently Muddy Dragon on the Road to Heaven (winner of the Codhill Press Poetry Award). He’s a past Poet Laureate of Montgomery County. Poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Greensboro Review, Kenyon Review, and other journals. He works as an editor and teaches at Rosemont College.

Lynn Fanok spent her childhood in New Jersey, and has lived in Bucks County for over twenty-five years. Her new book of poetry, Bread and Fumes, explores the cultural influences of her father’s Ukrainian heritage, and the challenges of being the daughter of a Nazi labor camp survivor. Her poetry appears in Painted Bride Quarterly, Tiny Seed Journal, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Red Wolf Press, and tiny wren lit. Lynn lives with her husband in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Luciano grew up on the Jersey Shore and earned a BA and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After spending some time working as a journalist and public relations specialist, she changed careers and became an educator. She has worked at Bucks County Community College since 2004, teaching all levels of composition. She is also the director of the Bucks County Short Fiction contests. Her work has been published in the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Seventeen Magazine, among others.

Literary Arts Salons are presented by the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County. The Honoraria are donated in support of poetry and creative writing by Mark Wisse and The Lenel Education Fund. 


March 2, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Arts & Cultural Council at Freeman Hall
181 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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