Sneak Peak: Poets for the Winter DiVerse Readings

Poets have been chosen for the first 3 DiVerse readings!  Please join us on 2nd Sunday afternoons, 2-4 pm, at the Gaithersburg Library to hear these wonderful poets:

January 14th:

February 11th:

March 11th: 

Each reading will be followed by an Open Mic and Q&A and are hosted by Lucinda Marshall.  Full biographical information will be posted about the February and March poets soon.  See the link above for the January poets.

 

January 14th Poets: Kim Roberts, Sunil Freeman, and Luther Jett

The inaugural DiVerse Poetry Reading and Open Mic will kick off on January 14th with Kim Roberts, Sunil Freeman, and Luther Jett as our featured readers.  There will also be an open mic and a Q&A focusing on poetry in the community after.  The reading will be hosted by local poet Lucinda Marshall.

Kim RobertsKim Roberts is the author of five books of poems, most recently The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017). Her book of walking tours, A Literary Guide to Washington, DC: Walking in the Footsteps of American Authors from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston will be published by the University of Virginia Press in Spring of 2018. Roberts is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities DC, and the DC Commission on the Arts, and has been a writer-in-residence at 17 art colonies and retreats. Individual poems of hers have been published in Barrow Street, New Letters, Ohio Review, Southwest Review, Verse Daily, Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day project; and the title poem from her latest book was featured at the National March for Science as part of the Wick Poetry Center’s Science Stanzas Project. She is the founding editor of Beltway Poetry Quarterly.

Sunil FreemanSunil Freeman is author of one full-length poetry book, That Would Explain the Violinist (Gut Punch Press, 1993) and a chapbook, Surreal Freedom Blues (Argonne Hotel Press, 1999). He has received an individual artist grant in poetry from the Maryland State Arts Council. His work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, including GargoyleThe Delaware Poetry ReviewThe Delmarva ReviewKiss The Sky: Fiction & Poetry Starring Jimi Hendrix, and Full Moon on K Street: Poems about Washington, DC.

Luther Jett 2W. Luther Jett is a native of Montgomery County, Maryland. He began writing shortly after learning how to hold a crayon and started transcribing his ideas onto paper shortly thereafter. His poetry has been published in numerous journals, including The GW Review, Beltway, Innisfree, Potomac Review, Little Patuxent Review , and Main Street Rag.  His poems have also appeared in several anthologies, including “My Cruel Invention” (Meerkat Press) and “Proud to Be” (Southeast Missouri State University Press). His poetry performance piece, Flying to America, debuted at the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. He was a winner in the 2011 Moving Words Poetry competition in Arlington, VA. He was a featured reader during the Summer 2009 Joaquin Miller Cabin Series. During 2016 Luther was a featured reader at Ah! Coffee (Annapolis MD), Zed Cafe (Silver Spring MD),  The Writers’ Center (Bethesda MD), the Kensington Bookshop series, and the Georgetown (DC) Neighborhood Library series. His chapbook, “Not Quite: Poems Written in search of My Father” was released by Finishing Line press in the fall of 2015.

The reading will be from 2-4 pm, upstairs at the Gaithersburg Library.

New Poetry Reading Series In Gaithersburg Begins January 14th, 2018

DiVerse Logo 5DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic starts January 14th, 2018 and will be held monthly in Gaithersburg, MD,  providing an opportunity for poets from the greater Maryland/Virginia/District of Columbia area to share their work with the community.

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 our Facebook page.