Thursday, June 3, 2010

Leesburg First Friday AND M.L Liebler & Cliff Bernier

Here's what literary readings we have coming up in the next two weeks:

This Friday, June 4, it's Leesburg First Friday with guest Ronald Culberson.

Want to "find the funny" in your stories to engage readers and keep them turning pages? Join FUNsulting founder and Funnier Speeches head writer Ron Culberson who will talk about ways to add humor to your writing-and your life! Bring, paper, pen, and a piece of writing to play with.

Leesburg Town Hall
25 West Market Street
Leesburg, VA
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Lower Level Meeting Room
General Admission: $6
Admission for Writer’s Center members and Town of Leesburg residents: $4

Ronald S. Culberson, MSW, CSP, has been studying and teaching about the benefits of humor since 1984. A sought-after speaker by healthcare professionals-lecturing on Humor as a Path to Excellence-Ron is also a speechwriting consultant, humor columnist, and emcee. He is the author of the book Is Your Glass Laugh Full? Some Thoughts on Seeing the Humor in Life and contributing author to Humor Me and Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul II. Visit him online at ( and

Then on Sunday, June 6 (at 2:00 P.M) at our next Open Door Reading Series event:

The Writer's Center welcomes visiting poet and performance artist M.L. Liebler, author of Wide Awake on Someone Else's Dream. He is joined by Cliff Bernier, whose most recent chapbook is Earth Suite.

Cliff Bernier is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Dark Berries and Earth Suite. He has appeared on the NPR show “The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress” and is featured on a CD of poetry duets, Poetry in Black and White as well as on a jazzpoetry CD, Live at IOTA Club and CafĂ©. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net Award.

M. L. Liebler is a internationally known & widely published Detroit poet, university professor, literary arts activist and arts organizer, and he is the author of 13 books including the Award winning Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream featuring poems written in and about Russia, Israel, Germany, Alaska and Detroit. Wide Awake won both The Paterson Poetry Prize for Literary Excellence and The American Indie Book Award for 2009. Liebler has taught Wayne State University in Detroit since 1980, and he is the founding director of both The National Writer's Voice Project in Detroit and the Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers Literary Arts Organization.

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