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Virtual Poetry Reading: Catherine Bancroft and David Kertis

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Virtual Poetry Reading: Catherine Bancroft and David Kertis


Meeting ID: 843 0832 9737 – Passcode: 678146

Catherine Bancroft writes poetry, makes art, and sometimes combines them.  She has read her poetry at Green Line Café, PAFA, Blue Marble Bookstore, Fergie’s Pub, and other local spots. Her visual art has appeared at Muse Gallery, 3rd Street Gallery, St Asaph’s Gallery, DaVinci Art Alliance, among others, and in one-woman shows at the Fackenthal-Pethick Gallery at the Baldwin School, and FireWorks Gallery in Camden. Her current “Ellis Island Series,” in conte crayon and acrylic, was inspired by photographs of early 20th century immigrants. Two Scottish Girls from her Ellis Island Series recently won Best Painting at Main Line Art Center’s 2020 Members Exhibition. Earlier in her life she taught English to high school and college students, and wrote book reviews for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Times, and Ms. Magazine. She is the co-author of two children’s books, including “Felix’s Hat.”

David Kertis, author of Word of the Day. was born in 1955 and grew up in northern New Jersey. He attended Oberlin College where he studied creative writing with David Young, and has lived in Philadelphia since 1978. He is married and works as a claims adjuster. In Philadelphia, he has studied with Leonard Gontarek and Eleanor Wilner. He has been published online in Frigate and Apiary and given a number of readings in the Philadelphia area. His book, Word of the Day, has recently been published.

Alina Macneal & Jennifer Hook, Hosts – Open Reading Follows


April 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Moonstone Arts Center