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POETRY POTLUCK Verse in Good Taste
Celebrating 30 Years of Writers in the Schools

Friday, November 5, 2021
Virtual, Live-Streamed Program 7 p.m.

HoCoPoLitSo opens its 47th literary season November 5 with Poetry Potluck, a program to celebrate its 30th year of providing a writer-in-residence to the Howard County public high schools. As part of the 2021 Lucille Clifton Reading Series, Poetry Potluck celebrates the beloved Lucille Clifton, who served as HoCoPoLitSo’s first writer-in-residence, and as its longtime artistic director. With technical and artistic support by HCC’s Arts Collective, this year’s program features four local poets, each of whom served as HoCoPoLitSo’s literary ambassadors, reading and discussing their food-inspired poetry.

The program, beginning at 7 p.m., will be live-streamed from kitchens of poets and former writers-in-residence Sandra Beasley, Steven Leyva, Alan King, and this year’s poet Naomi Ayala.
The evening will also honor Howard County teachers with FREE admission* and a special message from poet Taylor Mali, author of “What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World.”

10 general admission*
Reservations required via HCC Box Office — Click here: to make your reservation:

*Howard County teachers with a valid @hcpss.org email can request a complimentary ticket by emailing BoxOffice@howardcc.edu


Save The Dates:

  • Annual Irish Evening – February 11, 2022
  • Blackbird Poetry Festival – April 28, 2022
  • Wilde Readings – 2nd Tuesdays of the month

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