events, Poetry Night

Friday, June 17 @ 7:30 pm – Poetry Night with Geri Ann McLaughlin and the Bucks County Bards

From The Newtown Poetry Series Facebook Page

Kathleen Mulholland and Susan Gerardi Bello invite talent from Philadelphia to North Jersey, and everywhere in between and beyond, to grace our readings either as a featured reader, or to share in the open mic, which follows our headliner. 

Geri Ann McLaughlin, author of Rescued Light, (Kelsay, 2021) studied poetry and creative writing while earning her degree. This included classes at Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, and a 5-credit graduate class in Dublin, Ireland at the Parnell Writing Center in the summer of 1995. Her poems have been published in the Bucks County Writer and she won the Bucks County Poet Laureate runner-up on five occasions.

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Elementary Education in 1989, she moved to Delaware to begin her teaching career. There, she taught 4th grade for five years. Then, after getting married, she moved to Bucks County, PA where she currently teaches. Recently, she also earned a Master’s in Early Childhood Literacy from Wilkes University and a Master’s Teaching Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education from Millersville University. All of which inform her poetry.

She and her husband, John, raised their daughters, Laurel Ann and Helen, as they managed and resided in the Weisel Hostel in Lake Nockamixon State Park. Now, their daughters are young adults. John and Geri Ann live in Lansdale.