Welcome to the River Read Reading Series Home Page!

The River Read Reading Series is dedicated to bringing high quality poetry and literature to Red Bank residents and visitors.  We strive to not only bring entertaining, enriching, insightful and good artists...we want to build a community and support system where we can learn from and become enlightened from one another.

The series will host one or two feature readers for the first hour.  After the feature reading, there will be ample time for Q&A's, Book Signings and Meet and Greets.  Following the recess, we'll open up the series for an open reading, giving you a chance to express yourself and also audition to be a potential future feature.  There is no cover charge however patronage to our host, No Joe's Cafe is paramount to keep the series going.  Writers will be paid in their book sales alone, so please make allowances to support the feature readers.

Linda Jade, Mark Brunetti (The Series Co-Hosts) and I (John Petrolino) also want to extend a very special thanks to Gilda Rogers, the owner of The Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore for helping us launch this series and making it a huge success...!  Thank You Gilda!

The River Read Reading Series launched on July 12th at Frank Talk Art Bistro and will continue to be held the second Sunday of each month (*unless otherwise noted) there-after at 2:30PM at No Joe's Cafe in Red Bank (Be sure to check the below schedule for changes/updates/cancelations). 

No Joe's Cafe is Located at:
51 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701


August 14, 2011 John Trause, Francesca Sphynx and Aimee Herman
September 18, 2011 BJ Ward and Brian Bradford
October 9, 2011 Chris Bogart and Nancy Scott




July 12, 2009 Adele Kenny and Frank Messina
August 9, 2009 Joe Weil
September 20, 2009* Peter Murphy and Chris McIntyre
October 11, 2009 Susanna Rich and Linda Radice
November 8, 2009 Anthony Buccino and Susan Tepper
December 13, 2009 Jackie Corley and Alissa Pecora
January 10, 2010 Diane Lockward and Christine Redman Waldeyer
February 21, 2010 Paul Sohar and Joe McCall
March 21, 2010 Deborah LaVeglia and Timmy Waldron
April 11, 2010 Steve Peacock and Timothy Gager
May 9, 2010 Hank Kalet and Erin Baird
June 13, 2010 Burt Kimmelman and Steve McNamara
July 11, 2010 The Edison Literary Review
August 8, 2010 Jim Purcell and Keith Baird
September 12, 2010 Mark Brunetti and Barabra Crooker
October 10, 2010 Gregg Glory and Rich Fireman
November 7, 2010 Mihaela Moscaliuc and   Suzanne Parker
December 12, 2010 George Witte and Laura McCullough
January 9, 2011 Phil Provance and Gail Gerwin
February 13, 2011 Therese Halscheid and Peter Dabbene
March 13, 2011 Bob Rosenbloom and Linda Jade
April 10, 2011 Mark Brunetti and Mike Noordzy
May 15, 2011 Derek Pollard and Lauren Schmidt
June 12, 2011 Rick Mullin
July 17, 2011 David Messineo and Renee Ashley