Updated: 05/27/2010








Spring & Summer 2010
Please Remember that my e-mail has changed to:
ferndeblanc@comcast.net

And Please reserve the following date:

2009 Events
  1. Friday, June 26th, 2009, 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
    Media Borough Hall!
    Arlene will host the last two of a three-part series
    featuring area poets & musicians.
    This series is co-sponsored by the Rosetree/Providence
    Public Library & Mad Poets Society.
    Lots of Parking!
    3rd & Jackson, Media, PA  Google Map

  1. Thursday, August 13, 2009, 7:00 P.M.
    Milk Boy Cafe in Bryn Mawr!
    (on Route 30, Lancaster Ave – Bryn Mawr Film Institute)

    Arlene will be performing along with other Mad Poets Series Hosts.
    Come out for a lively and diversified evening of poetry,
    conversation, and tasty food.
    Time permitting, there may be an Open Mic to follow.
    Lots of Free Parking!
    824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA  Google Map

  1. Friday, September 25, 2009, 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
    Media Borough Hall!
    Arlene will host the last two of a three-part series
    featuring area poets & musicians.
    This series is co-sponsored by the Rosetree/Providence
    Public Library & Mad Poets Society.
    Lots of Parking!
    3rd & Jackson, Media, PA  Google Map

  1. Thursday, November 12, 2009, 7 - 9 P.M
    Milkboy Coffee!
    Arlene and Tree Riesener will be featured readers
    for the Mad Poets Society.
    Lots of Free Parking! OPEN MIC (Original Work Only, Please!)
    824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA  Google Map



2008 Events
  • Wednesday, June 18th, 2008, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
    Celebrate the Summer Solstice!
    Friends Of Poetry and Belmont Hills Library
    invite you to an Open Mic Evening of Music & Poetry
    Free Refreshments! Great Conversation!
    Lots of Free Parking! OPEN MIC
    (Original Work Only, Please!)
    120 Mary Watersford Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA
    (off Rte 23, Conshohocken State Road) Google Map
    Call (610) 664-8427 for directions and questions.
    Hosting Poets:

    • Lawren Bale
    • Arlene Bernstein
    and Musicians:
    • (TBA)

  • Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
    Hosted by Adam Coben at:
    THE SET TABLE,
    3572 Indian Queen Lane,
    Philadelphia, PA 19120
    Call 267-312-7108 for directions and questions.
    Featuring:

    • Arlene Bernstein;
    • Mike Cohen
    Open Mic to follow. Delicious food available.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2008, 2:00 – 4:00 P. M.
    Mad Poets presents the Fox Chase Reading Series
    www.foxchasereview.org
    hosted by poet G. Emil Reuther at:
    Three Sisters Corner Café,
    7950 Oxford Avenue (corner of Loney & Barnes),
    Philadelphia, PA 19111 Google Map
    Call ((215) 725-6848 for directions and questions.
    Featuring:

    • Arlene Bernstein;
    • Greg McLaughlin

  • Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
    Hosted by Richard Bank at:
    THE BLUE GROTTO (at the Community Education Center),
    3500 Lancaster Avenue,
    Philadelphia, PA
    Call (215) 779-4566 for directions and questions.
    Featuring: Arlene Bernstein
    Open Mic to follow.

  • Friday, September 26, 2008 at 7:15 P.M.
    Hosted by Mike Cohen at:
    THE BIG BLUE MARBLE BOOKSTORE,
    551 Carpenter lane,
    Philadelphia, PA
    Call (215) 844-1870 for directions and questions.
    Featuring: Arlene Bernstein
    Open Mic to follow.

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
    Media-Upper Providence Free Library and Friends of Poetry Invite You to
    Celebrate the End of Winter with Joyful Noise and Good Fellowship!
    Hosted by Arlene Bernstein at:
    Media Borough Hall, The Grand Parlor!,
    301 N. Jackson Street, Media, PA

    For directions and questions
    Call Arlene (215) 837-9581,
    or Library Director John Kennedy (610) 566-1918
    Featuring Poets:

    • Eileen D'Angelo, Director of Mad Poets Society,
    • Ken Pobo, Author and Professor at DCCC,
    • Bob Small, Director of Poets & Prophets,
    • David Gray, local poet
    and Musicians:
    • Silver Wind Ensemble (Mike Maceria & Jackie Neuman),
    • Tom Mullion, singer/ songwriter/ guitarist,
    • Johnny Never, filmmaker and Blues guitarist/singer

    Followed by Open Mic, as time allows (Original Work Only, Please!)
    Free Refreshments! Great Conversation! Free Parking!
  • Wednesday, March 19th, 2008, 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
    Celebrate the Equinox!3rd Annual Spring Equinox Celebration
    with Arlene Bernstein & Friends of Poetry at
    Belmont Hills Library – REFRESHMENTS FREE, OPEN MIC,
    Great conversation with lively people! Free Parking!
    120 Mary Watersford Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA
    (off Rte 23, Conshohocken State Road) Google Map
    Call (610) 664-8427 for directions and questions.
    Featuring Poets:

    • Mike Cohen, Blue Marble Host Poet,
    • Steve Delia, celebrated local poet,
    • Lawren Bale, struggling unknown,
    • Arlene Bernstein, our fearless hostess
    and Musicians:
    • Joe Fanning, singer/songwriter/guitarist,
    • (Others TBA)

  • Wednesday, December 19th, 2007, 7:00 – 10 P.M.
    3rd Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

    with Arlene Bernstein & Friends of Poetry at
    Belmont Hills Library – REFRESHMENTS FREE, OPEN MIC,
    great conversation with lively people!
    120 Mary Watersford Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA
    (off Rte 23, Conshohocken State Road) Google Map
    Call (610) 664-8427 for directions and questions.
    Featuring:

    • Poets: Adam Coben;
    • Ken Pobo;
    • Musicians: Joe Fanning, Joe Fazy & Matt Lamar.

  • Friday, November 30, 2007, 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
    A Little Winter Madness

    LORI COSGROVE DESIGN CENTER
    643 Chester Pike, Prospect Park, PA 19076 Google Map
    Call (610) 633-8519 for directions and questions.
    A Mad Poets Society Reading & Open Mic, hosted by Arlene Bernstein
    (followed by wine and cheese)
    Featuring:

    • Poets & Musicians TBA

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
    A Hot Time in the Old Town (of Media) at Harvest Books
    Bob Small of Poets & Prophets (610-328-POET) presents
    Arlene Bernstein & Friends of Poetry in
    A Poetry/Jazz Fusion — $2.00 donation
    Harvest Books
    9 E. State Street, Media, PA   Google Map
    Call (610) 566-3191 for directions and questions.
    Featuring:

    • Arlene, accompanied by jazz musicians Joe Fazy & Matt Lamar;
    • poet/singer Lynn Blue;
    • Lawren Bale & Dave Worrell with their respective “Jazz Poetry”;
    • and others.
    For the OPEN MIC, bring your own original jazz poetry and/or music.
Errors or omissions? Please contact me, Arlene Bernstein, at: ferndeblanc@comcast.net

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