The Second Saturdays morning poetry series will be returning to All Souls Church (61 Main Street, Stony Brook) on August 12 (11:00am to 1:00pm). The readings will be hosted by Suffolk County Poet Laurette Gladys Henderson. The featured poets will be Cliff Bleidner and Barbara Reiher-Meyers.
Cliff Bleidner is a Haiku, formal and free-verse poet, PPA (Performance Poetry Association) co-founder and coordinator since 1996. He is also a retired pharmaceutical chemist, former long-distance runner and substance abuse counselor.
Barbara Reiher-Meyers is a Long Island poet, former board member of the Long Island Poetry Collective and the North Sea Poetry Scene. Barbara has coordinated events for the Northport Arts Coalition and Smithtown Township Arts Council, among others, and conducted poetry workshops for local organizations. Her poetry has been published in print journals and on line. Barbara sends weekly emails of local poetry events, and has edited several volumes of poetry.
An open reading will follow the intermission; all are welcome to read their own work or that of another. Please bring a can of food to donate if you want to help feed the hungry in our area. “Lend a hand. Bring a can.” For more information, please call 631-655-7798.