11:30-1:00, Under the Giant Oak by the Graveyard Entrance
Featuring Bucks County Poets. Open mic following the reading
Tyler Kline is this year’s Bucks County Poet Laureat. He is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware and is beginning the MFA program at Warren Wilson College this fall. He has had poems published in several journals and is author of a chapbook collection of poems.
Bernadette McBride, a former Bucks County Poet Laureate, is the author of three full-length poetry collections, the third due for release this fall. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, was second-place winner of the international Ray Bradbury Writing Award, and a runner-up for the Robert Fraser Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in the UK, in numerous U.S. journals, and on PRIs The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. She currently teaches writing and literature at Bucks County Community College, has taught at Temple University, The College of New Jersey, and Delaware Valley University, and for the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. In addition, she serves as poetry co-editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal. You can visit her at bernadettemcbrideblog.wordpress.com.
Other Featured Poets
Joseph Chelius (former Bucks poet laureate)
Terry Culleton (former Bucks poet laureate)
Tyler Kline (current Bucks poet laureate)
Janet Poland (former Bucks poet laureate)