Berks Bards First Thursday Open Mic

Meets the first Thursday of each month at the First Floor Cafe in the GoggleWorks, Second & Washington St, Reading, PA.
With featured poet and an open mic.

Feature poet: Tuğrul Tanyol

Tuğrul Tanyol was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1953. He studied Sociology at the Bosphorus University and is now an Associate Professor at the University of Marmara-Istanbul. He is considered one of the leading figures of the new poetry of the 80’s, having published seven books of poetry winning multiple prizes and is the current Director of the International Poetry Festival in Istanbul.

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  • Liz S.

    I'm excited to meet our international guest from Istanbul tonight. Talked with Craig Czury, who invited Tugrul Tanyol to read at this event, and he will introduce the poet. I hope there will be time for Q&A as well, since there is lots to talk about, with protests in Turkey in the news. I'm thinking of the beautiful architecture in Istanbul, and the way the culture imagines beauty and spirit.

    1 · August 1, 2013

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