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Saturday, April 30 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
LOL: Poetry That’s Funny, A Reading by Jamaica Pond Poets with Open Mike

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“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese,” said G. K. Chesterton. Jamaica Pond Poets have cheese poems to read and will expand the spread to other humorous subjects and styles. Members of the weekly workshop will read a selection of theirs or someone else’s poems to tickle the funny bone. Then, attendees will be invited up to the mike to read a humorous poem. Someone once said, “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.” Maybe, but sharing funny poems results in group laughter every time (and maybe some ideas for new poems). To borrow a phrase from a recent episode of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” this LOL program promises to “taste so Gouda.”

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Sandra Storey

Sandra Storey is the author of the poetry collection, Every State Has Its Own Light, a finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award, published in 2014 by Word Poetry imprint of WordTech Communications. Her poetry has appeared in New Millennium Writings, Windfall and the New York Quarterly... Read More →

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Carolyn Gregory

Published two full length books, "Open Letters" and "Facing the Music". Poems and music reviews published in American Poetry Review, Seattle Review, STYLUS. Community activist and former member of the Occupy Movement. Involved in stricter gun control movement in America and civil... Read More →

Audrey Henderson

OutdoorsRx Manager, Appalacachian Mountain Club
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Susanna Kittredge

Susanna Kittredge is a proud member of the Jamaica Pond Poets and a regular participant in the Brighton Word Factory. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her self-published chapbook is titled Dear Pigeons, and her work has appeared... Read More →
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Jennifer Markell

Jennifer Markell's first poetry collection, Samsara, (Turning Point, 2014) was named a “Must-Read Book” by the Massachusetts Book Awards in 2015 and was a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Markell received the Barbara Bradley and Firman Houghton awards from the... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
The Bridge at 211 211 Bridge Street, Salem Massachusetts 01970 (Formerly First Universalist Church)