Many thanks to Laura Shovan, Paulette Beete, and Jay Hall Carpenter, and everyone who read at the Open Mic, for sharing their poetry with us on Sunday!
I’m thrilled to report that we now have a complete spring schedule! Please join us on 2nd Sunday afternoons, 2-4 pm, at the Gaithersburg Library to hear these wonderful poets:
Mother’s Day! And what better way to celebrate than with an afternoon of poetry:
- Kim Roberts
- Camisha Jones
- Eve Burton
- Clarence Williams
Each reading will have an Open Mic and Q&A following our featured poets . Readings are hosted by Lucinda Marshall.
Please note: There will be no readings in July and August.
Many thanks to Sarah Browning, Alan King, and Joanna Howard for sharing their wonderful poetry with us. We had a great turnout (proving that a little rain does not deter poetry lovers!) and the opportunity to hear from some great poets who braved the Open Mic as well. Many thanks also to Sarah for telling us about Split This Rock and to Joanna for sharing information about A Splendid Wake. Thanks to everyone who helped with set up and making sure that everything ran smoothly. Here are a few pictures and also the link to the Facebook Live video that Serena Agusto-Cox posted.
Our inaugural reading in January was an enormous success! 35 people came to hear Luther Jett and Sunil Freeman (Kim Roberts was unfortunately not able to join us due to illness). Their wonderful readings were followed by 12 people who read at the Open Mic.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to making the afternoon a success, especially the library staff and the folks who volunteered to help with set up, including members of the Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club. Thanks also to everyone who helped to promote the reading in so many ways and to Serena Agusto-Cox for broadcasting the reading on Facebook.
Looking for some wonderful poetry to get you through the long winter evenings, or to give as a special gift? Check out our new book page where you will find links to books by many of the poets who have read or will be reading in Gaithersburg!
Not to put too fine a point on it, but not only will this give you a chance to read more of their wonderful work, but very few poets can survive or even support their writing with what they make from their poetry, and buying their books goes a long way in helping them to continue with their work.
Poets have been chosen for the first 4 DiVerse readings! Please join us on 2nd Sunday afternoons, 2-4 pm, at the Gaithersburg Library to hear these wonderful poets:
- Sarah Browning
- Alan King
- Joanna Howard
Sneak Peak: Other poets who will be joining us later in the year include Laura Shovan, Camisha Jones, Nancy Naomi Carlson and more.
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.