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Drifting to “Hello” Poetry Event with Fred Gerhard

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Drifting to “Hello” Poetry Event with Fred Gerhard

June 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Come hear Fred Gerhard read from his new poetry book, Drifting to “Hello” (Khotso Publishing). His poems have also appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. A 2023 winner of Poetry in the Pines, he writes from Ashburnham, MA, where he leads monthly poetry workshops. The event will also include an open mic portion. To sign up to read, please call 508-949-6232 or email Space is limited.


Praise for Drifting to “Hello”

“…  from lucid and conversational free verse to skillful and musical rhyme. He crafts memorable lines and indelible images…” —Simon Hunt, author of Lesser Magi and Endlings

“These poems tap gently at our door and invite us to join the dance of dandelions and red catkins, bobcats and trolleys, of life and death and love.” —Barbara Morrison, author of Terrarium, Here at Least, and Innocent

“In Fred’s poetry, there is a magical sense of loss, and light … that envelops the reader in something mystical.” —Kirk Lawrence-Howard, 

“Beautiful, touching, and heartwarming … an enchanting read.” —Melissa Dorval, author of the novel When You Lose Control

“We are the lucky ones who get to experience his many loves through his poems.” —Kevin Scott Hall, songwriter and author of A Quarter Inch From My Heart and Off the Charts!

Fred Gerhard’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Entropy Magazine, Friends Journal, Monadnock Underground, Pif Magazine, and POETiCA REViEW. He is author of the chapbook Lilacs Still Bloom in Ashburnham: Songs of Spring (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2023) and Drifting to “Hello” (Khotso Publishing, 2023). His poems have also appeared in local art galleries. He is one of the 2023 winners of the Poetry in the Pines contest for which his work is installed on the trails at the Cathedral in the Pines in Rindge, NH. His poems have also been voiced by the actor Kirk Lawrence-Howard on YouTube. He is an editor for Quabbin Quills anthologies, and Smoky Quartz – An Online Journal of Literature and Art. For many years he led a poetry therapy group in Worcester. And he is one of the founders of the New Dawn Writers’ Group where he leads monthly poetry workshops and helps host open mic nights in Ashburnham, MA. Visit his virtual reading room at


June 8
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Deb Horan
(508) 949-6232
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Booklovers’ Gourmet
72 East Main St
Webster, MA 01570 United States
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(508) 949-6232
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