Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Books, Brushes, Blooms Festival

The Eastburg Community Alliance held their Annual Books, Brushes, Blooms Festival on Saturday May 1st featuring local Writers, Visual Artists, Florists, and Gardeners at The Miller Park adjacent to Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg, PA. Although few attended the event, it was full of a myriad of colors radiating from both the arts and the floral arrangements prevalent throughout the park. It was a good day to enjoy in the gentle atmosphere of the event. The Forwardian Arts Society utilized the event to hold their first Photography Lovers’ Gathering for 2010.

Those community merchant who shared their books, artwork, and information included The East Stroudsburg Railroad Tower Society, The Eastern Monroe Public Library, The Pocono Community Theater, The Mud Place, Photographer L. Mann, Glassworks by Sandy Linstedt, Gourds and painted boxes by Pamela Mading, Lisa Brauman Wispe who presented readings from her children‘s book, titled, “Fritter‘s Spring,” Fiber Art by Liz Pemberton, Romance novels written by Gloria Mallette, The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Watercolors by Jean Duvall, Art by John Kobek, Poet Meredith Stempel who had her new book titled, “Health, Heart, Shoes, and more” available for sale, The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos (UUFP), Groudhog Blues Pottery, Nancy Knott of Knot Just Jewels, and Abigail Designs. Music was provided by Eric Hanston of Dewey Decimal and the System. You’ll find more photographs at The Forwardian Arts Society Photography Lovers’ Gathering for 2010 Gallery at at

Contact information of those mentioned in this article include The Eastburg Community Alliance at, The Forwardian Arts Society at, The Eastern Monroe Public Library at, The Pocono Community Theater at, The Mud Place at, Pamela Mading at, Lisa Brauman Wispe at, Liz Pemberton at, Gloria Mallette at, Abigail Designs at, John Kobek at, Jean Duvall 570-369-5187, The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos (UUFP) at, and Dewey Decimal and the System at

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