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A&C First Thursdays Salon

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A&C First Thursdays Salon

August 1, 7-8:30pm

Freeman Hall |181 East Court Street | Doylestown PA

Five fantastic writers read selections from their work followed by a relaxed discussion and light refreshments in Freeman Hall.

Julie Cooper-Fratrik is a former Bucks County Poet Laureate with her MFA from Goddard/VT College, winner of an Achievement Grant in Poetry from Leeway Foundation in Philadelphia, and former Creative Fellow at the Psychiatric Center of Philadelphia, Julie is currently working on a manuscript of shorter contemplative poems with an unidentified speaker or speakers.

Jennifer Fritch is a writer, marketing strategist, professor and former stand-up comedienne.  Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction MagazineUS1 WorksheetsMedicine and Meaning and Bucks County-Inspired Poems, Prose and Pictures.  She is the 2023 Bucks County Short Fiction Contest winner. Jennifer holds a BA in psychology from University of Michigan, an MBA in marketing from Rutgers and is pursuing a master’s in creative writing and literature at Harvard.                  

Award-winning screenwriter Anna Maria Manalo authors mémoires, anthologies and novels involving first-person accounts of hauntings in remote and historic sites all over the globe. Her cinematic storytelling style has placed her on the Amazon bestseller list for her previous release, Haunted Heirlooms.  Her books are all rated from 4.3 to 5.0. 

Julie Standig’s poetry has recently appeared in Schuylkill Journal ReviewUS1 Poets/Del ValGyroscope Review and Crone editions, New Verse News,as well as many others. She has a full collection of poems, The Forsaken Little Black Book and chapbook, Memsahib Memoir. Once a lifelong New Yorker she now happily resides in Bucks County, Pa. with her husband and their Springer Spaniel.

Tara Tamburello is the current Poet Laureate of Bucks County and a past winner of the Bucks County Short Fiction Contest. Her writing has appeared in Ghost City Review, Bone Parade,Rust + Moth, Menacing Hedge, and other journals and anthologies. You can find more of her work at taratamburello.com.


First Thursday Salons are presented by the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County.


August 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Arts & Cultural Council at Freeman Hall
181 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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