Our 2023 First Thursday series opens with a Literary Art Salon on January 5, 2023 at 7 pm at Freeman Hall 181 East Court Street, Doylestown.
Robbin Farr, Ethel Rackin, and Roy Smith will read selections from their work followed by a Q & A session and light refreshments in the parlor at Freeman Hall. Books will be available for sale.
Seating is limited and free parking is available.
Reservations are required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET THE ARTISTS:
Robbin Farr, poet and essayist, lives and writes in Doylestown, where she lives with her patient husband and their cat, Charlie who is prone to snort at the occasional poetic line. She is a founder and co-editor of River Heron Review, an online poetry journal, publishing and supporting poets from across the globe. When not writing poetry or editing, you will find Robbin volunteering for the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County. Her poetry has been published in various journals, including Panoply, Sky Island, Atlanta Review, 2River View and others. Her book, Become Echo (Atmosphere Press), is launching next month. Learn more about Robbin at robbinfarr.com.
Ethel Rackin is the author of three books of poetry: The Forever Notes (Parlor Press, 2013); Go On (Parlor Press, 2016); and Evening (Furniture Press, 2017). Her new teaching text is Crafting Poems and Stories: A Guide to Creative Writing (Broadview Press, 2022). Her writing has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Volt, and other journals. A MacDowell fellow, she is a professor of English at Bucks County Community College, where she directs the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program and the Wordsmiths Reading Series.
Roy W. Smith runs a monthly poetry round table gathering at Prallsville Mills Stockton New Jersey and has been a long time organizer and MC of multiple poetry events in Bucks county and New Jersey. He believes strongly that poetry should be nurtured in a creative, friendly space. Roy has been published in River Heron Review, Philadelphia stories, Apiary, Karla’s thirteen New Hope Poets and the Bucks County Herald and also Radius magazine as well as Phantom Billstickers cafe reader out of New Zealand among others.
The honoraria are donated in support of poetry and creative writing by Mark Wisse and the Lenel Education Fund.