Joanne Leva – Souderton, PA 2017

ORGANIZER: Joanne Leva



Souderton-Telford Main Streets Organization (STMS) and the Montgomery County Poet Laureate program (MCPL) are joining efforts to produce a commemorative special edition publication of the 100TPC chapbook to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Souderton Art Jam (Sept 2017).

Included in this publication will be poems inspired by social justice themes from the current and former Montgomery County Poet Laureates, students from Souderton Area High School (SAHS), members of the Forgotten Voices Poetry Group that meet at The Indian Valley Public Library, and other selected writers from the Montco/Bucks/Lehigh Valley area.

Poems from MCPLs Chad Frame, Deidra Lyngard, Deborah Fries, Elizabeth Rivers, Doris Ferleger, and Glenn McLaughlin have been received for the print anthology. Glenn and Deidra are coming to the 100TPC reading at Souderton Park.


Event Organizer: Joanne Leva
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Souderton Community Park

Guest Host: MCPL Chad Frame


8:00AM – 9:30AM: Set-up*

*50 folding chairs provided by Boy Scouts Troup 401

10:00AM – 11:00AM: Forgotten Voices Poetry Group hosted by, Joanne Leva
Poets: Jim Fillman, Barbara Shisler, Marcia Mills, Betsy Branson, BCPL Julie Cooper-Fratrik
Theme: The Environment (and our relationship to it)

11:00AM – 12:00PM: Hosted by, Montgomery County Poets Laureate, Hosted by Chad Frame
Poets: Glenn McLaughlin, Deidra Lyngard, Autumn Konopka
Theme: Undetermined

12:00AM: – 1:00PM: Hosted by Mary Jo Michaels
Poets: Christine McKee, Steve Nolan, Jane Mohler, and Susan Charkes
Theme: Social Responsibility

1:00PM – 2:00PM: Hosted by, Elise Brand
Poets: Souderton Area High School Creative Writing Students (grades 9-12)
Theme: Social Change through the High School Lens

2:00PM – 3:00PM: Arcadia University Poets, Hosted by Jim Warner
Poets: Kailey Tedesco, Michelle Reale, Michael Salgado, Aubrie Cox-Warner
Theme: Undetermined

3:00PM – 4:00PM: Lehigh Valley Poets, Hosted by Cleveland Wall
Poets: Lynn Alexander, Burton Stehly, Matt Wolf
Theme: Empathy and Bridge-Building

4:00PM – 5:00PM: Hosted by Bernadette Karpa
Poets: Liz Austin, Carly Volpe, Jo Freehand
Theme: Feminine and Femininity

This event is free and open to the public.



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