Classes/Workshops/Readings

DiVerse Gaithersburg Fall, 2019 Readings

Please join me this fall when I am again hosting the continuing DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Readings.  All of our readings will be at the Quince Orchard Library, 2-4 pm, with an open mic following our featured poets:

September 8th:

October 13th:

November 10th:

December 8th:

Reading at Kensington Row Bookshop–March 27th

Please join me on March 27th when I’ll be reading at the Kensington Row Bookshop with Indran Amirthanayagam at a reading hosted by Luther Jett. The reading starts at 7 pm and an open mic follows. The address is: 3786 Howard Ave./Kensington, MD 20895.

DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic Spring Schedule

The DiVerse Gaithersburg readings continue this spring with the following readings:

  • January 13:  Tanya Olson, Kristin Ferragut, Sistah Joy Alford (PG County Poet Laureate)
  • February 10:  Dan Brady, Teri Cross Davis, Hayes Davis
  • March 10:  Martha Sanchez-Lowery, Katherine E. Young (past Arlington Poet Laureate), Joelle Biele
  • April 14:  Marianne Szlyk, Lalita Noronha, Henry Crawford, and special guest Mayor Jud Ashman will join us to discuss the upcoming Gaithersburg Book Festival
  • May:  NO READING, please join us at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 18th
  • June 9:  Grace Cavalieri (Maryland Poet Laureate) plus a discussion about poetry in the community that builds on the discussion that we had last spring

Poetry readings will be held on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 2-4 at the Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879.

DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

I am looking forward to hosting this continuing reading series at the Gaithersburg Library with fall readings on September 9th, October 14th, and December 9th.  All readings take place upstairs at the Gaithersburg (MD) Library (18330 Montgomery Village Ave./Gaithersburg 20879), 2-4 pm.  Featured poets will be followed by an open mic.

Wilde Readings Series in Columbia, MD on December 11, 2018:

I will be a featured reader at the December 11th, 2018 Wilde Reading at the Columbia Art Center (6100 Foreland Garth/Columbia, MD  21045).  The reading starts at 7 pm and I’ll be sharing the mic with Pamela Murray Winters.

DiVerse Poetry Reading and Open Mic Series:

Beginning on January 14th, 2018, I will be hosting the DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic Series. Poetry readings will be held on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 2-4 at the Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879. Each reading will feature several poets, including authors who live in the immediate Gaithersburg area.  There will also be an Open Mic where anyone can share a poem that they have written and an opportunity to discuss poetry with the featured poets.

For more information, please email DiVersePoetry@mail.com or visit the  DiVerse Facebook page.

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Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club:

I am proud to be co-mentoring the award winning Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club as it enters its 4th year!

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Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic Sept. 17:

Please join poets Ann Bracken, Cherryl T. Cooley, Vivek Narayanan, Matthew Ratz, Sarah Ann Winn, and myself for a Poetry Reading and Open Mic at Chesapeake Framing and Art Gallery in Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg, MD–September, 3-5 pm.

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Reading with Inner Loop on August 15th:

I’ll be part of the lineup for the next Inner Loop reading at the Colony Club in Washington, DC on August 15th along with Meg Eden Kuyatt, Timothy DeLizza, and Anthony Dobranski reading fiction, Andrew Tran, Toni Tileva, and Michelle Junot reading non-fiction, and Rosa Pyo, Nicole Tong and yours truly reading poetry.

The reading is from 7:30-10 pm and the Colony Club is located at 3118 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010, come join us!

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Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic June 11

Please join poets Gregory Luce, Katherine E. Young, Leeya Mehta, Serena Agusto-Cox, Donald Illich and myself for a Poetry Reading and Open Mic at Chesapeake Framing and Art Gallery in Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg, MD–June 11, 3-5 pm.

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Creative Writing For Teens at the 2017 Gaithersburg (MD) Book Festival:  May 20 from 4:00-5:00 at the Children’s Village Workshop Tent:

Using participatory writing prompts, teen writers will have an opportunity to experience and learn more about how workshopping techniques can assist them in their creative writing. They will have a chance to share their work and get feedback as time allows. They will receive information about MWA’s teen writing clubs which are offered without cost at libraries throughout the state as well as other resources to further their writing.

The workshop is free and open to all teens and a great chance to find out more about the ongoing MWA teen writing clubs and the experience of being a writer (see below for information about the Gaithersburg club which I co-facilitate).

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Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club (ongoing):  A club for teens who love to write, facilitated by Lucinda Marshall and Peggy Ruppel, sponsored by the Maryland Writers’ Association.  We meet at the Gaithersburg, MD library 7-8:30 pm, on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Update: See below for The Town Courier article about Lucinda Marshall and the Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club.

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Read The Town Courier article about Lucinda Marshall and the Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club:

Town Courier Teen Writing Article

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