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Farley's Bookshop, First Thursday

  • Farley's Bookshop 44 South Main Street New Hope, PA 18938 (map)

Each first Thursday of the month, Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope hosts a poetry reading in its iconic “backroom.” Coming up this Thursday and sharing the bill will be Bernadette McBride and Jane Edna Mohler. Each accomplished poet will read a selection of poems from her works. Time allowing, there will be an open mic at the conclusion of the readings. Come share in the enjoyment of an evening of poetry. Always a delight to meet at Farley’s!

Bernadette McBride, author of four full-length poetry collections —most recently, Everything Counts (Kelsay Books, 2019), is poetry editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Pennsylvania Poet Laureate for Bucks County, and winner, second-place of the International Ray Bradbury Writing Award, she taught creative writing at Temple University for many years. Poems and reviews have appeared in numerous U.S. journals and anthologies, including Philadelphia Stories, Cider Press Review, The Ekphrastic Review, Ragged Sky Press, and Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets, as well as in the UK, Canada, E-Verse Radio, and PRI’s The Writer’s Almanac.

Jane Edna Mohler starting writing poetry when she was nine years old. She is also a counselor, traditional rug hooker, and cat worshipper. Jane is the author of one book of poetry, Broken Umbrellas, (Kelsay Books, 2019.) Her poems have appeared in Schuylkill Valley Journal, U.S. 1 Worksheets, River Heron Review, and the Boston Globe. She is the 2016 winner of Main Street Voices Poetry Contest, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a frequent bridesmaid in other contests. She lives in the woods of Bucks County where the harsh and hardy surround her home.