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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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Shirley Brewer and Fleda Brown
Poetry Reading

Sat, 7 Oct, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Writer’s Center welcomes visiting poet, essayist, and former Delaware Poet Laureate  Fleda Brown, who reads from her latest collection, The Woods Are on Fire: New and Selected Poems. She will be joined by Shirley Brewer, a poet active in the Baltimore and Annapolis literary communities, whose latest collection of poems, Bistro in Another Realm, was published earlier this year.

Fleda Brown recent collection, her tenth, is The Woods Are On Fire: New & Selected Poems (Univ. of Nebraska Press). Her work has twice appeared in The Best American Poetry and has won a Pushcart Prize, the Felix Pollak Prize, the Philip Levine Prize, and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writer’s Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She is professor emerita at the University of Delaware, where she directed the Poets in the Schools program. She was Poet Laureate of Delaware from 2001-07. She is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Washington. 

Shirley J. Brewer serves as poet-in-residence at Carver Center for the Arts & Technology in Baltimore. Shirley earned an MBA from the Maryland Bartending Academy. Her award-winning poems garnish Naugatuck River Review, Passager, BarrowStreet, Poetry East, Slant, Gargoyle, Comstock Review, and many other journals. Shirley’s poetry chapbooks include A Little Breast Music (Passager Books, 2008), and After Words, (Apprentice House/Loyola University, 2013)  In June, 2017, Main Street Rag released her new collection of poems, Bistro in Another Realm. Shirley was awarded the first Creativity Award for Excellence in Plork (Play + Work) from the University of Baltimore, where she earned her Master’s degree in Creative Writing/Publishing Arts

 

 

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free admission.
Contact: 301-654-8664 or post.master@writer.org
Calendar: Workshop & Event Calendar
Category: Open Door Reading
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