Reading at Newtown Library Company Friday June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 at The Newtown Library Company
114 E. Centre Avenue, in the heart of Newtown Borough, Bucks County

COOL WOMEN will perform their poetry and wrap up the 2018-2019 season. Please join us! An open mic follows.

On Friday June 21, Cool Women Celebrate Summer at the Newtown Library Company with “Long Days, Short Nights.” Each member will bring 8-10 poems and in three rounds of one poem each, they link their poems to what has gone before. The result is a poetic jazz performance which all should enjoy.

Cool Women is a central New Jersey-based, nine-member poetry critique and performance group, who have been meeting for 25 years and who do 40-45 minute poetry readings. The members are widely published individually and as a group (6 anthologies and 2 CDs of their work). Their performances are theme-based improvisations in which they begin with a theme.

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The Tri-State Area Pop-Up Poets Reading

It was Alicia Ostriker’s idea! To perform Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Recuerdo” at the Staten Island ferry terminal where the poem’s events took place. Then we added performances of Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus” at the Statue of Liberty tour dock. The only thing that went amiss was the weather, it rained all day. But our spirits were lifted by many encounters during the day. Most of the passengers glided by us with puzzled looks, but some engaged us, like the two students from a local college who wanted to ask us if we knew about “God, the Mother”…boy, did we! And the Staten Island ferry official who prevented us from handing out our poems (too intrusive for their ‘customers’) ended up helping us out by taking a photo of the part of the Millay poem we couldn’t get to because it was past the entry point. And we should point out that we hadn’t even known it was painted up there around the ceiling of the ferry terminal until after we were done reciting it! Only a few of us Cool Women joined the excitement: Lois, Sharon, Juditha and Gretna. Here are a few photos of the special day:

 

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Cool Women in the News

Planet Princeton article about the show at the Merwick Gallery.

https://planetprinceton.com/event/gifts-from-the-sea-exhibit-of-photographs-and-poetry/2019-04-05/

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Fools Rush In!

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Join the Cool Women for a themed reading (Fools Rush In) on Thursday, April 4th, 7 p.m., at the Hillsborough Library Branch of the Somerset County Library System, 379 South Branch Rd., Program Room AB, Hillsborough, New Jersey, hillsborough@sclibnj.org, 908-458-8420.

 

 

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Tasha O’Neill & the Cool Women Poets

Opening Reception & Poetry Reading
Thursday, March 14 5-7 p.m.
Millstone River Gallery
Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center
100 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Two Flyers, Two Previews of Gifts From the Sea!

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Lois reading at Newtown Library 2/15

LOIS MARIE HARROD will be reading at the Newtown Library Company, Friday, February 15 @ 7:30 PM

Newtown Library Company
Poetry Nights and Open Mic
114 E Centre Ave
Newtown, PA 18940
Free. Open Reading.
Contact: Susan Bello and Kathleen Mulholland

@https://newtownlibrarycompany.org/contact/

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Tasha O’Neill & the Cool Women Poets

Opening Reception & Poetry Reading
Thursday, March 14 5-7 p.m.
Millstone River Gallery
Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center
100 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Two Flyers, Two Previews of Gifts From the Sea!

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Lois at the Library

IMG_0259Congrats to Lois Marie Harrod, who read on Monday, November 12 with Tony Gruenwald as part of the Poets at the Library series in the Princeton Public Library. We hear it was a great success, standing room only!

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Fall Retreat 2018 in Easton, PA

November 8-9, 2018, the Cools went on a special fall retreat to Easton, Pennsylvania where Cool member Juditha recently moved with husband Jim. Two full days of workshopping, reading, walking, planning.

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Two Readings by the Cool Women in November

Cool Women Reading “Sourland Dialogues”
for Sourland Conservancy Train Station Series
Thursday, November 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Screen Shot 2018-10-12 at 6.39.04 PMAs part of the Sourland Consevancy 2018 Train Station Series, Cool Women Poets will read on Thursday, November 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. at the Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell, New Jersey. Suggested donation $5.00 at the door. The members of the nine-women poetry critique and performance group will read three rounds of poems, creating a jazz conversation with and about plants, animals and people in the Sourlands. For more information call 609-309-5155. To register, follow this link: http://tiny.cc/SCCoolWomen

And…

Lost and Found Edges. . . Cool Women at Ellarslie Poetry Reading
The Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 4 pm
Free with donation

Cool Women Poets is a Central Jersey-based, nine-member poetry critique and performance group, which has been meeting for 24 years. The members are widely published individually and as a group. Their performances are theme based improvisations and the result is a jazz-like poetic performance. The reading is lg_mansion-300x215a benefit for the Trenton Museum Society as the society celebrates its 40th anniversary and will celebrate the current Garden State Water Color Society exhibition. The theme for this reading is Lost and Found Edges which is a watercolor technique used to create and suggest movement. (Watercolor of Ellarslie by Thomas Malloy).

 

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