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First Thursday Literary Arts Salon – January 4th

January 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

January 4, 7-8:30 pm Freeman Hall, 181 E. Court St, Doylestown

Five wonderful writers read selections from their work followed by a relaxed discussion and light refreshments in Freeman Hall. Free to attend, parking is available on site.


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.

Dante del Vecchio is a poet, artist, and musician from Bucks County, PA.  Born in a car on the Garden State Parkway, and originally from Long Beach Island, NJ, Dante believes his early childhood (in a then unspoiled and undeveloped environment) led to a lifelong love of beauty and nature. Besides performing solo, Dante belongs to the band, Great Blue Buddha. He writes in a variety of styles and attributes his experience as a poet to a smooth transition to songwriting.  

Jennifer Nelson is a writer and teacher living in Bucks County. Last fall, her book Teaching with Heart: Lessons Learned in a Classroom was published. She runs Your Stories, a writing services company. She studied journalism at Columbia University and creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She’s a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.  

David R. Roth’s debut novel, The Femme Fatale Hypothesis, was released by Regal House Publishing in November 2021. It was an INDIE Book of the Year finalist and won International Book Awards’ Best Literary Fiction. Driftwood Press has twice selected his stories as quarter-finalists in their Adrift Short Story Contest. Athe the event he will be reading from his second novel set in the fictional Pennsylvania river town of Marrsville, The Gift of Death.  

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.


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.”


January 4
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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