Monday, September 25, 2017



clip_image002[6]POETRY READING NIGHT

WHEN: Tuesday, October 3rd, from 7 10 p.m.
WHERE: West End Arts Center located at 132 West End Ave, Long Branch
TICKETS: $15.00, and can be purchased online at or by calling NJ Rep’s Box Office at 732-229-3166.

New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) is proud to announce an exciting evening of poetry featuring the works of over 40 Poets from across the nation during its week-long ALL ABOUT EVE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, October 1 to 8, 2017. Emanuel di Pasquale, Poet Laureate of Long Branch, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the Poetry Reading Night.

Award-Winning Poet, two-time Poet Laureate of Asbury Park Music Awards and Founder of the literary publishing firm, Blast Press, Gregg G. Brown, is coordinating the Poetry Night for NJ Rep. Mr. Brown invited 200+ practicing Poets and Writers, from across the United States, to submit original works freely exploring the theme, “All About Eve.” Mr. Brown accepted some 40 high-caliber poetry submissions covering all types of styles, forms and content, including poems from a women’s writing group in Pennsylvania, which were developed during a series of workshops exploring the biblical Eve.

The Poetry Reading Night’s roster includes Sharon Baller, David Briggs, Eloise Bruce, Joe Bisicchia, Gregg G. Brown, Warren Cooper, Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Emanuel di Pasquale, Juditha Dowd, Frank Finale, Ellen Foos, Lois Marie Harrod, Penny Harter, Flora Higgins, Evelyn Hampton, Lainey Johnson, Victoria Kaloss, Charles H. Johnson, Lois LaPointe Kiely, Lynn Levin, Joanne Leva, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Judy Michaels, Bernadette McBride, Linda Muhlhausen, Susan Martin, Louis Nappen, Sharon Olson, Sue Sherrill, Hillary Ann Smith, Jennifer Stahl, Mathew Spano, Maxine Susman, Bob Rosenbloom, Karen Topham, Frank Valentino, Rosemary Wright and Carol Wich.

Emanuel di PasqualeThe Master of Ceremonies for the Poetry Reading will be Emanuel di Pasquale, who is the Poet Laureate of Long Branch. Originally from Sicily, Emanuel immigrated to the United States in 1956. He has published 13 volumes of poetry and been awarded the prestigious Bordighera Poetry Prize for translating Joe Salerno book, The Magnolia Tree, into Italian; and the Raiziss de/Palchi Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets for translating the poetry of Silvio Ramat. He curerntly teaches at Middlesex County College and is Editor-in-Chief of the college’s literary journal.

The ALL ABOUT EVE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Poetry Reading Night isn’t a one-time poetry event. Mr. Brown is working with fellow Poet and NJ Rep’s Executive Producer, Gabor Barabas, to create a permanent home for poetry at the West End Arts Center where voices of practicing, and aspiring, poets can be nurtured, shared and heard. The “Naked Soul” poetry program will hold an inaugural kick-off in the New Year. Mr. Brown said, “We are experiencing a poetry renaissance here in Long Branch, and it’s exciting to have a place where those who have dedicated their lives to the craft of poetry can be honored and celebrated.”

The ALL ABOUT EVE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, October 1 to 8, is a week-long arts extravaganza benefiting NJ Rep’s West End Arts Center that features theater, music, poetry, photography and art exploring the theme, “All About Eve.” In addition to the evening of poetry readings, there will be a photography exhibit of 100 women who’ve made a difference in Long Branch; an art gallery opening with works by eleven local artists, a night of live music by four NJ-based bands, and the Theatre Brut Festival with performances of 28 short plays by playwrights from around the world.

ALL ABOUT EVE Featured Festival Image is “Peace” By Lori Lee Sperling, Reproduced with permission from Lori Lee Sperling. Copyright 2017, Lori Lee Sperling.