Bards Readings

Karen Kline reading her poetry at the Nov. 4, 2023 Bagel Bards
Karen Klein

Most days when the Bagel Bards meet, we reserve a block of time to read our works to the group. The works range from poetry, flash fiction, to non-fiction.

I read my unpublished flash piece entitled “Don Juan.” It was well-received. I was flattered by the fact that several asked me if it was a true story! 

Shown here: Karen Klein reading one of her poems.

Watertown Lit Squad Readings, August 19, 2023

Come by the Watertown Arts Market on August 19, 2023 in Filippello Park, East Watertown (near Grove Street and Coolidge Avenue) and hear local Watertown poets and writers read. In addition to readings, several authors will have their books for sale. There will also be arts & crafts on display by local artisans.

[Barb Ariel Cohen and I are scheduled readers!]

Schedule of Watertown Lit Squad readings, Watertown Arts Market

Filippello Park, 19 August 2023

Sit with us in shade at our tent and hear us present our work


Time (PM) Reader

1:00 Bev Stohl
1:20 Laura Gimby
1:27 Patti Cassidy
1:34 Barb Ariel Cohen
1:41 Patrick Fairbairn
1:48 Barb Ferullo
1:55 Don Gervich
2:02 Ruth Henry
2:09 DeWitt Henry
2:16 Phil Temples

2:23 Open Mike readers welcome in order of appearance, for six minutes apiece!

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Reading at F-Bomb, August 4, 2023

To quote the famous line from Gilda Radner’s SNL character Emily Litella: “Ah … Never Mind.” The F-Bomb Reading is actually on August 4 at 6:30 PM. 
I’ll be joining my friends Niles Reddick, Zvi Sesling and other writers at F-Bomb Online Friday evening, July 28 at 6:30 PM where we’ll read our fiction.
Contact me if you would like the Zoom link.
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Attended Somerville Writers and Readers Winter Market

My spouse, Ariel Cohen, and I attended the Somerville Writers and Readers Winter Market at the Somerville Library on Saturday, March 11, 2023. It was billed as serving up “locally sourced, organically grown literature:”

“Here’s your chance to meet several local Somerville authors, hear readings from their work, discover some fantastic literature, talk with writers and readers about book groups, writing groups and more. Come browse, borrow, or buy books by your neighbors and friends! Refreshments will be served.”

Denise Provost (of Bagel Bards fame) moderated the event, which also featured Lloyd Schwartz, Pulitzer Prize winner and poet laureate of Somerville.  (Notice I spelled “Pulitzer” correctly? ;-))

Other readers included:

  • Dave Ortega, graphic novelist
  • Denise Provost, poet
  • Lesley Bannatyne, short story author
  • Kevin M. McIntosh, novelist

As cliché as it sounds, a good time was had by all!