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Meeting at Barnes and Noble (2751 Paper Mill Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610) on Saturday each month!

🙋Just another message for our Pagoda Writers🏯

Hello all Pagoda Writers⛩️

This coming Saturday, March 18th we will be meeting at Barnes and Noble from 1 to 3 pm👍
Our speaker is John Yamrus, a prolific writer who will share some of his experiences and will also engage you in the process!!! He has a wealth of wisdom in being a dedicated writer and will certainly give you the motivational tools for your success in being a published writer ✍️
Please call me before Saturday if you plan to attend so we can set up enough chairs for everyone💁‍♀

John Yamrus on "Twenty Four Poems and Selected Poems: The Director's Cut."

John will be sharing his personal experience building a successful literary career that includes 35 published books and nearly 3,000 poems published in magazines around the world. Most recently, a volume of his poems was published in Albania, translated into that language by Fadil Bajraj, who is best known for his translations of authors and poets like Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Pound, Eliot and more. He will be talking about his most recent books, TWENTY FOUR POEMS (53pp, Meat For Tea Press) and SELECTED POEMS: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT (542pp, Concrete Mist Press), and also suggesting writing prompt ideas as a challenge to the group.

For the Reading Eagle article about John's book, [click here] .

In a career spanning more than 50 years as a working writer, John Yamrus has published 35 books (29 volumes of poetry, 2 novels, 3 volumes of non-fiction and a children’s book). He has also had nearly 3,000 poems published in magazines and anthologies around the world. A number of Yamrus’s books and poems are taught in college and university courses. He is considered a master of minimalism and the neo-noir in modern poetry.

Recently, John agreed to have his new book, TWENTY FOUR POEMS, published and distributed (in translation) in Albania, Serbia and Kosovo. The book will be translated by Fadil Bajraj who is known for his many translations of American authors including people like Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Pound, Bukowski and more. His most recent book is a translation of poems by Allen Ginsberg! cool, huh?

Of course, as usual, please bring your notepads and creative ideas

We will be by the huge window area on the right side past the cafe 🤗

Hoping to see you there!!!

John also recently was interviewed on a podcast. You can listen to it here: [John Yamrus Podcast Interview]

Linda Marie (Thompson) Thomas aka L.T. James
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