Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cambridge Co-Ho hosts the Bagel Bards at Fireside

Join the Bagel Bards for Fireside’s first reading for the 2008-9 season on September 23rd from 7:30-9:30 from their recently released anthology Bagels with the Bards No. 3.

The genius of this anthology is as simple and as wholesome as a bagel," wrote Tomas O’Leary.

Bagel Bards are poets who before deigning to open their eyes on Saturday mornings, find themselves drifting into Davis Square’s Au Bon Pain looking for a shot of literary camaraderie served up with coffee and croissants. The informal group has a vibrant, vacillating and ever-increasingly membership. Local poet-heroes, Doug Holder and Harris Gardner, who started the group four years ago, host each Saturday with welcome and wit. The group is as diverse as the city’s population and members write poems running the gamut of ways to yowl, weep and yearn in today’s world: some shout, others whisper, some rant, others sing. This reading by a line-up by Bagel Bards celebrating the anthology edited by Molly Lynn Watt, with an introduction by Regie O’Hare Gibson, designed by Steve Glines, and published by Ibbetson Street Press.

O bard, a bagel has become a poem” wrote Afaa Michael Weaver.

The two dozen poets reading are Beatriz Alba del Rio, Pamela Annas, Barbara Bialick, Martha Boss, Pat Brodie, Anne Brudevold, Philip E. Burnham, Ann Carhart, Jane Chakravarty, Tom Daley, Harris Gardner, Steve Glines, John J. Hildebidle, Irene Koronas, Mignon Ariel King, Linda Larson, Nathaniel Mayes, Shannon O’Conner, Tomas O’Leary, Lolita Paiwonsky, Zvi A. Sesling, Ellen Steinbaum, Barbara Thomas & Molly Lynn Watt.

Come at 7 to set-up nosh and schmooze. Following the reading you are invited to mingle with the Bards at a wine and cheese reception. (A donation of $3 is requested to help with the cost.) The reading is held in the living room in front of the Fireplace of Cambridge Co-Housing at 175 Richdale Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140. CCH is 3 blocks from the Redline at Porter Square. A parking consideration was requested from the City of Cambridge from 6:30-10:30 pm permitting visitors to park in resident only permit spaces. Call Molly Lynn Watt, at 617-354-8242 or Jenise Aminoff, at 617-576-2004 for more information or check out the website at

The Fireside Committee is Molly Lynn Watt, curator, Jenise Aminoff and Dan Lynn Watt, webmagicians, Julie Rochlin, Lolita Paiwonsky and many others on logistics, and the writers who come month after month.

Thank you for contributing!

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