Thursday, August 26, 2010

Words Surrounding Thoughts

The Forwardian Arts Society held their monthly Literary Lovers’ Gathering at The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg, PA on Thursday August 26th. There were a nice number of people who attended the which made the conversation very congenial and relaxed. Some of us shared a meal taken from the establishment’s menu which proved to be very satisfying. It reflected and complimented the company quite well.

The “Just Say It” Spoken Word Symposium began soon afterwards and the Gathering‘s mood seemed to have spilled over to this event. There were some poems read but the majority of the meeting was spent chatting about a number of different things. These things ranged from politics to child rearing to lovers to traffic jams. Yet, there was a sense that all these topics are poetic in nature since they all deal with the realities we find in our lives. Perhaps when we realize things and give ourselves the time to reflect upon them is what arts is rally all about. Hmmmmmm

The “Just Say It” events take place every Thursday evening at 7pm in The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg, PA. The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse offers a variety of coffee, drinks, and culinary treats along with events such as the one described in this article. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society Cheeky Monkey and Literary Lovers’ Gathering 2010 Galleries at Please Contact The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse at 570-420-8222 for more information.

The next Literary Lovers’ Gathering will take place Thursday September 23rd preceding that week’s “Just Say It” event. The Forwardian Arts Society is a fellowship for people who love the arts seeking to enhance the creative community by encouraging those interested in the arts to go forward toward their dreams, by supporting those groups and individuals who are manifesting their dreams through performances and/or presentations, and by loving them and all they do.

Beside our Literary Lovers’ Gathering, other future gatherings of The Forwardian Arts Society will take place at The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse include a Visual Arts Lovers Gathering on Sunday September 5th at 3pm, a Music Lovers Gathering on Thursday September 16th, and The Forwardian Arts Society first Juried Art Exhibition September 27th through October 22nd. At other Locations, we have a Film Lovers’ Gathering taking place at The Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg, PA on Friday September 3rd, a Photography Lovers Gathering on Saturday September 4th taking place during Stroudfest 2010, and an ArtSmash of the Poconos Festival scheduled to take place Saturday September 18th in conjunction with The PoconoArts Council‘s PoconoArts Squared event. Please Explore The Forwardian Arts Society Website at or call 570-269-3348 for more information about the fellowship and all it has to offer.

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