Saturday, April 14th at 1 pm
Join us for an afternoon of poetry with author Susan Sonde.
Her poems have appeared in Southern Humanities Review, Mississippi Review, Epoch, Narrative Magazine on line, Writer's Digest, Northwest Review, Puerto del Sol, Southern Review, The Cimarron Review, American Letters and Commentary, and many other journals. Her collections include: Inland Is Parenthetical (Dryad Press) and In The Long Boats With Others (New Rivers Press, Winner of The Capricorn Book Award). She has received grants from the Maryland State Arts Council for poetry and fiction, and is the winner of the 2014 Narrative Poetry Award, the Gordon Barber Memorial Award from The Poetry Society of America, and the Beulah Rose Poetry Prize, and has served residencies at Ragdale and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was a finalist for The National Poetry Series and has been a Pushcart Prize nominee.
Saturday, April 14th at 3 pm
Poetry readings continue with author Lynn Swanson.
Lynn holds a BFA in dance from the University of Michigan and a MA in English/ Creative Writing from Michigan State University. She won top prizes in fiction and poetry as a graduate student and has been published in a variety of literary journals. She won an honorable mention from John Ashbery and publication in The Anthology of New England Writers for her poem, Quilt. Several of her poems have been commissioned by the Detroit Dance Collective. Summer Dance, a middle-reader novel, won a Silver Medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Her newest work, To My Mother: Winter Circus, will be published by Finishing Line Press in February 2018.
Saturday, April 14th at 5 pm
Join us for an evening of poetry featuring Dr. James Pate, Jeremy Boyd, and Katie Quinnelly. There will be an open mic to follow.
Books will be available for purchase during the event.
More poets will be announced, so keep an eye on our Facebook page!
Saturday, April 21st at 11 am
Join us for story time with author Lisa Mortensen as she shares from her new book.
Aiden Goes to Speech is a story about a little boy who, due to his speech difficulties, struggles with feelings of confusion, frustration, and even isolation, until he is introduced to a fun class called Speech. Fully illustrated with vibrant watercolor pictures, racially diverse characters, and simple to understand wording, it is appropriate for any young child – certainly those who are experiencing speech difficulties, but because it also touches on how other children react to those who experience speech problems, it helps open up discussions on understanding, empathy and acceptance.
Lisa Mortensen is a retired Speech-Language Pathologist. She
received her Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from
Bloomsburg University and has worked in the Maryland public schools
for over 30 years. She presently lives with her husband in Martinsburg,
WV. This is her first effort in writing a children’s book.
Friday, April 6 from 5:30-7:00 pm
Join us for a celebration and book signing for Rick Taylor's new poetry collection, Never Alone in a Cemetery.
A lifetime of poetry by Rick Taylor that runs the gamut of human emotions--happiness, sadness, anger, desperation--beginning with a poem about the poet's experience in a cemetery. His sense of humor is evident throughout.
Be sure to RSVP to this event at our Facebook page, here.
Rick Taylor is a graduate of Pitt Law School and Denison University who presently resides in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. He is a published poet who discovered a yen for writing poetry in his later years after retirement. He is presently working on a compendium of short stories.