Hoping that you are safe and staying inside during this time. Everyone is touched by this situation, and we all respond differently to social distancing. It is ok to have mixed feelings about it: Relieved at times. Fearful at times. Glad to have some down time. Worried about not working. Getting things done. Missing “normal life”. Enjoying the quiet. Missing the noise.
If you are having a hard time, you are not alone and all of the things that you are working through are understandable. This is unprecedented. Nobody knows how to feel, or when this will end. Hopefully, soon.
We want to find ways to continue to connect our community, and to find ways that we can still be a part of shared experiences. We’re working on some new ways to do this, and we’ll see how it goes. Let’s be here for each other.
Below are some “virtual” events and activities. We will add to this page as we go, so please check back. Feel free to email us if you are offering “remote” events. We can add them. Elynn: email@example.com.
Lehigh Valley Poetry Virtual Salon. Mondays, 8:00 PM EST. Zoom Platform. See “Events” on the Lehigh Valley Poetry Facebook page for the link and RSVP. If you have not used Zoom, we will add instructions on here. (See tabs above, for using Zoom) LVP is also on Instagram, and #lehighvalleypoetry .
Virtual Muse: The regular performance series dates for Tuesday Muse will be online, as “Virtual Muse: Tuesday Muse Online Open Mic” These events are also on Facebook, on the Tuesday Muse page. You can also find Tuesday Muse on Instagram. #tuesdaymuselehighvalley
Multiverse ATC Trade/Share: If you have some down time and you enjoy art, then this “swap” might be for you. As of now, we are planning for it to happen in August before the show.
Poetry Month… And Beyond. LVP Poetry Postcards. We will also be organizing a poetry postcard list. If you would like to be added, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address. They will be added to a google doc that we can share with you. You are welcome to send out postcards as you are able, to people on the list. You can choose to write about this experience, or not. Participants do not have to live in the Lehigh Valley. Anyone with interest is welcome to connect and take part.
Lehigh Valley Poets- Facebook Group. Feel free to reach out in the group, and stay in touch. Search on FB for “Lehigh Valley Poets”.
Stick Figure Poetry- Details are coming on this open mic, typically held at the Meuser LIbrary in Easton. Please check out their Facebook page and group. (Stick Figure Poetry)
Please explore the tabs above for more information.