Saturday, June 17, 2017

upcoming monthly poetry readings from july to october 2017.

finally (phewww, getting up to 25 interviews with seniors has been a unique challenge this year), here is a lineup of monthly poetry readings to share the poems from the third and final book in this project, the labors of our fingertips: poems from manufacturing history of berks county. i'll be sending this info out to those who are on the email list soon, too.

if you are able to attend any of these poetry readings or have any questions about them, please feel free to reach out via email at thelaborsofourfingertips at yahoo dot com. and remember that a handful of volume 1 books are still available. more of volume 2 are available. and volume 3 will be published by august into september 2017. all books are $20, including tax, and can be purchased at poetry readings, a few local shops, the gofundme campaign, or by reaching out here directly.

  • sunday, july 23 @ 1 p.m. at @ studio b in boyertown, 39a east philadelphia avenue, boyertown, pa 19512

  • thursday, september 7 @ 7 p.m. @ the hamburg area high school in its community room via the hamburg area historical society @ 701 windsor street, hamburg, pa 19526

  • sunday, october 8 @ 1 p.m. @ studio b in boyertown, 39a east philadelphia avenue, boyertown, pa 19512

and here are some eye-scenes of people in my final book who i hope may be able to participate as special guests at these events. coordinating efforts for that are in the works.


betty seifrit worked at boyertown auto body works. she built the left-hand side doors of army trucks and later moved into electrical work on truck bodies.

russell copeland worked at the letisse handbag factory in his teenage years and later at continental can in the city of reading. his granddaughter shown in this picture has ties to his can work. but that tidbit is saved for later.

harold schoenly worked at the boyertown casket company and later the boyertown planing company, which is still in business since 1913.

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