May is a pious fraud of the almanac, A ghastly parody of real Spring Shaped out of snow and breathed with eastern wind; Or if, o'er-confident, she trust the date, And, with her handful of anemones, Herself as shivery, steal into the sun, The season need but turn his hourglass round, And Winter suddenly, like
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May 31 2017
Please join us at WOW, the Women of Wisdom & Wine fellowship, where ladies come together to deepen their faith and build friendships. We encourage one another to become better daughters, sisters, wives, mothers and friends.
Pastor Craig Harrison will give a wonderful talk from 6:00-7:00 pm with a reception to follow, while guest poet and visual artist, Aliza McCracken shares her newest creation, Peaceful Moments, from 7:00-9:00 pm. Personally signed copies are available upon request. They make beautiful gifts for yourself and someone you care about.
Aliza's popular collection of art and poetry can also be purchased at this event. Inspirational titles include: Spirit of Joy, Pure Grace, Creative Abundance, The Dance of Love, Celebrating a Beautiful Life, and A Season of Miracles. A portion of proceeds benefiting artistic literacy and humanitarian programs.
Please bring your family and friends. We hope to see you there!
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
900 H Street93304 Bakersfield, California
Jun 12 2017
The 22nd Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge
As Poets House convenes the celebration of its 30th year, join us for our annual poetic pilgrimage across the East River by way of the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Celebrated poets including Billy Collins and Gregory Pardlo are joined by actor and poetry lover Bill Murray to read New York City-inspired poems under the arches of the Bridge. Poets lead the trek from Manhattan to Brooklyn, where dinner, wine, conversation, and poetic inspiration await. Proceeds help to make possible the many events and public programs Poets House presents each year, including its over 100 yearly programs for children and teens.
Tickets begin at $250 general; $225 for Poets House members. Reservations are required.
Admission fee: $250.00
10 River Terrace10282 NYC, New York
Jun 24 2017
Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City's famous beach and boardwalk, this affordable workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers.
Admission fee: $80.00
9:15am to 4:30pm
Dante Hall Theater
14 N Mississippi Avenue08401 Atlantic City, New Jersey
Jun 01 2017
Poet and essayist Cheryl Clarke discusses the poetics and politics of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Reading from Brooks’ early and late poetry, Clarke examines Brooks’ contributions to a radical black practice of poetry and her representations of the black working class in A Street in Bronzeville and The Near-Johannesburg Boy.
Presented as a part of Our Miss Brooks 100.
Admission fee: $10.00
10 River Terrace10282 NYC, New York
Jun 04 2017
Former Columbia residents Carrie Brown and John Gregory Brown will read from their work at a celebration of literature’s history in this planned city.
Carrie Brown’s most recent novel is The Stargazer’s Sister, historical fiction about a nineteenth-century astronomer’s sister.
John Gregory Brown’s newest novel, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, follows the path of a Hurricane Katrina survivor seeking redemption.
At “Of Stars and Hurricanes," HoCoPoLitSo will also honor two of Columbia’s own forces of nature, Padraic and Ellen Kennedy, for their work creating a literary life in Howard County.
A reception will follow. Tickets are $20 and available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725249.
Information about the event can be found at https://hocopolitso.org/john-and-carrie-brown.
Or visit us at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1175646235849426.
Admission fee: $20.00
Slayton House Theatre
10400 Cross Fox Lane21044 Columbia, Maryland
The devil’s in my neck.
Everything I hear is overviolined,
even the wind, even the wind.
It’s like walking in nurdles up to my chest,
squeaky and slow.
It’s spring, the blooming branches
nearly hide the many dead ones.
A squirrel, digging for a nut, upends my frail
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