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Little Patuxent Review hosts North Carolina Literary Exchange Events March 2-4 in Columbia and Bethesda’s Writers Center
Friday evening, 3/2, we are sponsoring a reading at a new wellness center: Wisdom Well 8955 Guilford Road Suite 240, Columbia.
Meet our visiting poets, featured readers for the evening:
You can pick up a copy of LPR’s groundbreaking Social Justice issue and share wine, food, and music with the LPR editorial staff.
The free reading begins at 7 PM, with open mic at 8 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Saturday, 3/3 — spend the whole day at The Writers Center with LPR, or stop by for a free evening reading.
12 -3 PM All-genre workshop “Crafting Images” with three “literary exchange” poets from Chapel Hill, NC.
Workshop Leaders: Rich Krawiec, Debra Kaufman, and Stephanie Levin
Images vitalize prose and are the primary components of poems. In this workshop we’ll explore the different ways images are written, structured, and organized for prose and poetry. In prose, we’ll look at how to integrate images with action, dialogue, and interior monologue to make your work vital. In poetry, we will look at ways to create and develop images, from simple phrases to lines to metaphors that extend throughout a poem. This workshop will be taught by three writers, so everyone will get personal attention for their work. Bring selections of your own writing to work on.
$70 Non-member registration: https://www.writer.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=353&nccsm=21&__nccspID=2349
Sound bites on the evening news, compelling news articles, and blog posts have to provide big impact in a small space–similar to poems. In this workshop, we will discuss how to tease both facts and emotions out of the media’s “hot topics” in order to produce new poems. In addition to discussing what it takes to get from headline to poem, we will focus on controlled voice as a crucial element in how a poet presents current events to readers.
$70 Non-member registration: https://www.writer.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=353&nccsm=21&__nccspID=2351
7:30-9:30 PM — Free! Social Justice Reading and Panel Discussion
Truth Thomas moderates
Join poet Truth Thomas, guest editor for the Winter 2012 Social Justice issue of Little Patuxent Review, as he brings the power of poetry and prose to bear on the movement toward a more equitable world. LPR contributors will read poems and participate, along with audience members, in a panel discussion led by Thomas on the various ways literature can facilitate understanding and change. Light refreshments will follow, providing opportunity for additional interaction.
Participants include: Truth Thomas (Presenter) and Poetry Readers/Panelists: Deb Kaufman, Patricia VanAmburg, Stephanie Levin, Richard Krawiec, James Toupin, Kathleen Hellen, JoAnn Balingit and Tony Medina.
This Saturday, Little Patuxent Review, a twice yearly literary and arts publication out of Howard County, hosts a free contributor reading at Oliver’s Carriage House to celebrate the launch of its latest, Social Justice issue. The issue features Columbia resident and HoCoPoLitSo board member Truth Thomas as its guest editor.
Scheduled to read at the event are Melinda Abbott, JoAnn Balingit, Dylan Bargteil, Ann Bracken, Susan Gabrielle, Stephanie Gibson, Jen Grow, Clarinda Harriss, Kathleen Hellen, Alan King, Michael Salcman, Lauren Schmidt, Jill-Ann Stolley, James Toupin, Susan Turner-Conlon and Patricia VanAmburg.
Copies of the issue, which also features an interview with Martin Espada by another HoCoPoLitSo board member, Susan Thornton Hobby, will be available for sale ($10).
When: Saturday, January 28th, 2pm
Where: Oliver’s Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Unable to make the event, track down a copy of the issue online.