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Herstories by Cool Women Poets
March 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Friends of the New BrunswickFree Public Library present “HERSTORIES”, a Themed Poetry Reading byCool Women Poets. This program is free and open to the public.
Known for their themed, improv-style poetry readings, Cool Women riff on eachother’s poems like jazz musicians, providing an unpredictable and compellingperformance. All nine members – Eloise Bruce, Juditha Dowd, Lois Marie Harrod,Betty Lies, Judy Michaels, Sharon Olson, Penelope Scambly Schott, MaxineSusman, and Gretna Wilkinson – have deep New Jersey roots. Since their debut inPrinceton on Valentine’s Day 2000, they have given dozens of readings in thetri-state area and as far away as Portland, Oregon. Each of the Cool Women iswidely published on her own. Collectively they have appeared in hundreds ofliterary journals, have won countless prizes, grants, fellowships, and awards,and have written several dozen books. This year they celebrate 25 years as agroup and 21 years of performing together.