Andrea Cohen and DeWitt Henry at the Plough and Stars, March 3, 2024

I had a swell time attending a poetry reading yesterday with my friend Karen Klein at the Plough and Stars in Central Square, Cambridge, where we heard Andrea Cohen and DeWitt Henry.

Karen and I sat with and enjoyed a lovely conversation with the establishment’s former owner, Peter O’Malley. The Plough and Stars has an amazing history. Over the years it’s been the hangout for Irish blue collar workers, Nobel Laureates and other famous individuals.

Poetry reading at the Plough and Stars, Central  Square, Cambridge, Mass. on March 3, 2024
Shown here (L-R): Peter O’Malley, Andrea Cohen, DeWitt Henry.

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I read my unpublished flash piece entitled “Don Juan.”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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