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Out Loud 2023 Season

Reading original poetry, prose, and performance
in the Fellowship Hall of St. John Episcopal Church (across the street from the Elementary School), 7:00 pm, Friday Evenings, with a reception to follow.
Workshops at the Bellefonte Art Museum on N. Allegheny Street

January 20, 2023
Shara McCallum, Penn State Professor and winner of the 2022 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for "the best Black Literature in the United States and around the world" will read from her latest book, No Ruined Stone, and host a social justice-themed Open Mic.

February 17, 2023
Bellefonte Moth, story-telling session hosted by Jenny Hwozdek, co-director of Ridgelines and current storytelling workshop leader at Muncie Women's Prison (BAM workshop the previous Saturday afternoon, February 11).

March 24, 2023
Launch of new books by Leah Poole Osowski and Lee Peterson. (BAM poetry workshop the next day, Saturday afternoon, March 25)

April 14, 2023
Jerry Wemple, Bloomsburg, and Margie Maddox, Lock Haven
Pennsylvania poets and editors of two anthologies of poems about Pennsylvania read from their own work and discuss ways the Commonwealth is represented in contemporary poetry.

BHCA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our grant is administered by Centre Foundation.



Poetry readings are coordinated by Julia Kasdorf.