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1974

November 19, 1974 Carolyn Kizer and Lucille Clifton

  • 9:30 a.m. The two poets talked about their lives as writers in a Women’s Center program at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.
  • 1 p.m. Read from “New American Poets” to students at Wilde Lake High School.
  • 8 p.m. Read their own poetry at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

1975

April 8, 1975 Stanley Kunitz and Rod Jellema

  • 10:30 a.m. Discussed contemporary poetry and the work of several Howard County High School students with 150 students bused from several schools, Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.
  • 8 p.m. Read their own poetry at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

October 30, 1975 Ann Darr and Samuel Allen

  • 10:30 a.m. Read their poetry for students at Mt. Hebron High School.
  • 8 p.m. Read for a general audience at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

November 21, 1975 J. R. Salamanca

  • 2:30 p.m. Read from his novel Embarkation at Loyola College in Columbia, Banneker Building.
  • 8 p.m. Spoke at a film and author evening after a screening, thanks to the Columbia Film Society, of Lilith, starring Jean Seberg and Warren Beatty, based on Salamanca’s novel of the same title, at Bryant Woods Elementary School.

1976

February 26, 1976 Maxine Kumin and Reed Whittemore

  • 8 p.m. Read their poetry at Locust Park Neighborhood Center, with surprise postscript by William Meredith. April 25, 1976 Colman McCarthy
  • 7:30 p.m. Discussed “Literature: The Spirit and the World” at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

May 16, 1976 Lucille Clifton and Stanley Kunitz

  • 7:30 p.m. Read from their own poetry and works of other American poets in celebration of the nation’s bicentennial, at Oliver’s Carriage House.

September 26, 1976 Germaine Brée

  • 7:30 p.m. The internationally known critic spoke on “The World of Marcel Proust” at Oliver’s Carriage House.

October 1, 1976 Four American Writers on Film

  • 7:30 p.m. Showed interviews with Anne Sexton, e.e. cummings, Ralph Ellison and Theodore Roethke, at Howard Community College.

November 13, 1976 Judith Viorst

  • 1:15 p.m. The author of books for young readers and adults read her light verse in a talk called “From Fourth Street to Forty” as HoCoPoLitSo’s part of “A Day For All Women” at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

1977

March 26, 1977 Robert Hayden and Denise Levertov

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Led poetry workshops at Howard Community College ending with a joint craft talk.
  • 8 p.m. Read from their poetry at Oliver’s Carriage House.

April 28, 1977 Roland Flint and Linda Pastan

  • 1 p.m. Read their own poetry and that of other American poets at Oakland Mills High School.
  • 8 p.m. Read their poems at Oliver’s Carriage House, where they were introduced by Carolyn Kizer.

May 24, 1977 Prudence Barry, Maureen Edison, John Weskry and Ralph Treitel

  • 8 p.m. Four Columbia poets read at Oliver’s Carriage House.

October 25, 1977 Clayton Eshleman

  • 8 p.m. Read his poetry at Mrs. Z’s Restaurant, Columbia.

October 28, 1977 Dorothy Gilliam

  • 1:30 p.m. Author of Paul Robeson: All American, talked about the subject of her recent biography and presented a videotape of Robeson film and newsreel footage, Black Shadows on a Silver Screen, to students at Hammond High School.
  • 8:30 p.m. Discussed the late actor, singer, activist, after a screening of The Emperor Jones, the Eugene O’Neill film featuring Robeson. This film-and-author tribute was organized in association with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Columbia Film Society, and held at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

November 13, 1977 Allen Ginsberg

  • 3 p.m. Read his poetry at the Loft in The Other Barn, Oakland Mills. December 1, 1977 Margot Treitel; John La Brosse, J. Michael Marshall and David Parker
  • 8 p.m. Four local poets read their work at Oliver’s Carriage House.

1978

February 9, 1978 Reza Baraheni

  • 8 p.m. The Iranian émigré poet read his work in English translation, Oliver’s Carriage House.

April 8, 1978 Ellen Conroy Kennedy and Vincent Kling

  • 8 p.m. An evening of great French and German poetry read in the original and in English translations, Oliver’s Carriage House.

May 11, 1978 Ann Darr

  • 12 p.m. Read in the Banneker Room, George Howard Building, Ellicott City.
  • 1:15 p.m. Read in Columbia at the Museum-in-the-Mall.

May 18, 1978 Henry Taylor

  • 12 p.m. Read his poetry at the Banneker Room, George Howard Building, Ellicott City.
  • 1:15 p.m. Read in Columbia at the Museum-in-the-Mall.

May 25, 1978 Lucille Clifton

  • 12 p.m. Read her poetry in the boardroom of the Rouse Building.
  • 1:15 p.m. Read at the Museum-in-the-Mall.

October 17, 1978 John Pauker

  • 12:30 p.m. Read his poetry at the Museum-in-the-Mall.

October 31, 1978 Reza Baraheni

  • 12:30 p.m. Read his poetry at the Museum-in-the-Mall.

November 7, 1978 Gloria Oden

  • 12:30 p.m. Read her poetry at the Museum-in-the-Mall.

November 14, 1978 Phillip McCaffrey and Elizabeth Murawski

  • 12:30 p.m. Read their poetry, Museum-in-the-Mall.

November 21, 1978 Roland Flint

  • 12:30 p.m. Read his poetry, the Museum-in-the-Mall.

1979

February 2, 1979 Pauline Flanagan and Barbara Murphy

  • 8:30 p.m. The Irish actress read great Irish poetry, after selections by traditional singer and harpist Barbara Murphy, at the first Evening of Irish Music and Poetry, Kittamaqundi Room, the Rouse Building.

March 23, 1979 Derek Walcott

  • 10 a.m. Spoke to students from the eight Howard County high schools at “A Morning on the Negritude Poets,” and read from the greatest of these French language poets, Aimé Césaire of Martinique, in English translation. Book display in lobby, Slayton House, followed by a brown bag lunch and press conference with delegates from the high school newspapers.

March 23, 1979 Derek Walcott and Josephine Jacobsen

  • 8 p.m. In “An Evening in the Sun,” Walcott, introduced by William Jay Smith, and Jacobsen, introduced by Lucille Clifton, read their poetry of the Caribbean, at Slayton House.

October 28, 1979 Ellen Carter and Geoffrey Himes

  • 4 p.m. Read their poetry, Slayton House.

November 4, 1979 Rod Jellema

  • 4 p.m. Read his poetry, Slayton House.

November 11, 1979 Joyce Reiser Kornblatt

  • 4 p.m. Read from her fiction, Slayton House.

December 1, 1979 William Higginson

  • 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Led a haiku workshop, Slayton House.

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