Writers Conference in Bethlehem


Thursday-Saturday, March 23-25th
2017 Write Stuff Writers Conference
hosted by Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group
Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center
300 Gateway Dr.
Bethlehem, PA  18017

2017 Write Stuff Presenters include:
Artsbridge member Therése Halscheid, as well as Michael Hauge (keynote speaker), Kathryn Craft, Amy Deardon, Pattie Giordani, Phil Giunta, Anna Hashina, Jennifer Lader, Deborah Riley-Magnus, Victoria Sellvaggio, Colleen Warmingham

Go to for calendar of events and registration info!
Registration closes MARCH 8th


1/ Wednesday, April 4th @ 7:00pm

A reading from a new anthology META-LAND: Poets of the Palisades II
featuring Artsbridge member Therese Halscheid, along with Juditha Dowd, John Trause, Valeri Weidmann, and publishers Paul Nash and Denise La Neve

Highland Park Library
31 N. 5th Ave.
Highland, Park, NJ 08904

Contact information: publishers Paul Nash and Denise La Neve,

2/  Thursday, April 13th @ 7:00pm

New Jersey Publishers Who Make A Difference, a panel

All are invited to attend a special and informative event sponsored by the Lawrence Library, to hear firsthand what notable publishers are seeking, how they select work, the literary programs they provide. Panelists include Diane Lockward, Mike Northen, Denise La Neve & Paul Nash. Panel moderator Therese Halscheid.

Lawrence Library
2751 US Highway 1
Lawrence Township, NJ  08648

Free. Open to the public.
Registration suggested.
Contact: 609-989-6920 or email

3/   Saturday, April 22nd @ 2:00pm

A Reading in Celebration of Poetry Month at the Whitman-Stafford House

Featuring Therese Halscheid & Christopher Bursk

The William-Stafford House
315 Maple Ave.
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021

Free. Open to the public.
Sponsored by the Stratford Public Library, RSVP requested.
Contact: Alfred Encarnacion, Library Director @ 856-783-0602

Join us for a special afternoon of poetry, in the historical home where Walt Whitman summered with the Staffords.

4/ Saturday, May 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Writing & Yoga Retreat: the voice of transformation

This day-long retreat in Bernardsville, NJ, takes a deep look at the transformational qualities of poetry, combined with a gentle yoga practice that provides self-reflection and creates space for transformation. Lunch included.

Facilitators: Therese Halscheid and Donna Baier-Stein, and yoga instructor Julie Shaw

Sponsored by Tiferet Journal.
Registration required.
Click the link to register & learn more: Writing & Yoga Retreat

You can also inquire by calling 609-238-2155 or emailing


Show Some HeART 125

February 6th – March 23rd

All artists are eligible. Each Artist may submit up to two pieces of original art for sale. There is a $10 fee to enter. The Gallery at Lower Bucks Campus will receive a $25.00 commission from all sales to be applied to the to the BCCC scholarship fund for the benefit of the Lower Bucks Campus. BCCC will handle artwork sales.




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Expressions: Tom Furey – Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception Sunday, November 13, from 12 pm to 3 pm


An opening reception will be held Sunday, November 13, from 12 pm to 3 pm for the exhibition “Expressions: Tom Furey – Solo Exhibition” at Bucks County Visitor Center, with new work from 2014 – 2016 expressing his world and experiences through landscapes, still life, seascapes, portraits, heavy industrial, and florals. The exhibition will continue through January 13, 2017. Bucks County Visitor Center, located at 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 is open everyday, 9 am to 5 pm. For further information, call (215) 639-0300, e-mail, website



Tom Furey is an award winning, Bucks County Fine Artist, creating Contemporary American Oil Paintings. He has been expressing his Artistic Ideas for over forty years. His subjects range from Bucks County Landscapes, Still Life, Floral to Heavy Industrial. In addition to a career in the Fine Arts, Mr. Furey also worked as a Professional Jewelry Designer in Bucks County and Philadelphia. Tom was educated at Bucks County Community College and the Maryland Institute of Art (MICA). After completing college, he returned to Bristol, Pa. and with two other local painters established an Artists’ Community and Cooperative named the “Mill Street Studio”. The Co-op served as a working studio for many local artists and was functional for over twenty years. He was also the proprietor of a Pencil Portrait business. Today, he continues to create paintings for private collectors in addition to doing commissions. His paintings are in private collections held by clients in Canada, England, Ireland, Germany and the United States. Tom is a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and several Bucks County Artists’ Organizations. You can contact Mr. Furey at 267-736-7834, and his website is or his email








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Mary Schwarzenberger donated a piece to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance for a fund raiser that was held in February 2016. The piece raised $900 for ovarian cancer research and it will hang in the corporate offices of Whole Foods.

Congratulations Mary!














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