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There will be a Bagel Bards Celebratory Reading at the Somerville Library (main branch), Highland Avenue (next to the  High School) on January 15th. There is a pot-luck reception at 6:15 to  7:00 p.m. The reading is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This reading is to celebrate the occasion of the Somerville  Library accepting # 1-8 of Bagels With The Bards Anthologies for permanent archiving in the Local History Room. The Bagel Bards is a literary organization founded by Doug Holder and  Harris Gardner in 2004.

Portrait of the Bagel Bards by Bridget Galway

Portrait of the Bagel Bards by Bridget Galway

This group of poets, novelists, playwrights,  poseurs, stumble-bums, and whoever joins us on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m.  at the Au Bon Pain in Somerville, is an egalitarian group, an informal  band of brothers and sisters, outside the mainstream, outside the  academy, and just outside from the mandarin environs of the Republic of  Cambridge, and the Brahmins of Boston. Some of the readers for the said  event:

Joseph A. Cohen
Dennis Daly
Bridget Galway
Harris Gardner
Steve Glines
Lawrence Kessenich
Irene Koronas
Gloria Mindock
Limin Mo
Tomas O’Leary
Denise Provost
Lainie Senechal
Zvi Sesling
Wendell Smith
Kim Triedman
Chris Warner
Afaa M. Weaver
 

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