Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Be a part of the Third Thursday Poetry Series.
The third Thursday night, Voices travel through the hall, Poets wail in verse. Takoma Park is looking for a few good poets to fill its Third Thursday poetry series. The series is hosted by Martin FitzPatric and will be in its seventh season this fall. If you are interested in being included in the series, submit three to five of your poems and a short bio of yourself to SaraD@takomagov.org.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
All events take place in the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium.
As a part of the city’s on-going “We are Takoma” series, poetry, piano and the “Pied Piper” take center stage this week in the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium. This evening at 7:30 p.m., pianist Carl Banner will perform a “live music blog,” including selections by Milhaud, Bach, Chopin and Schumann, while conversing with the audience. Admission is free, but a $15 donation is suggested. June’s Third Thursday poetry series will feature the work of Anne Bracken, Janice Lynch Schuster, Mary Beth Hatem and Annetta Sawyer. Celebrate the end of the 2011-2012 Third Thursday series at 7:30 p.m. “We Are Takoma” wraps up on Saturday at 4 p.m. with a guitar performance of children’s favorites by Mr. Gabe, “The Pied Piper of Takoma Park.” …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Anne Higgins will be the featured poet.
This month's Third Thursday Poetry Reading will feature Anne Higgins as well as a chance for new poets to come out for an open reading. The reading is on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Takoma Park Community Center and admission is free. Anne Higgins's poetry has been published in a variety of small magazines and Garrison Keillor has read two of her poems on The Writer’s Almanac. She has published five volumes of poetry over the last 12 years and teaches at Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Poetry will be read Thursday for your listening pleasure.
If you're looking for something to do Thursday night and have a predilection for literature, Takoma Park is offering a poetry reading. As part of the Third Thursday Poetry series, Annastasia Ataku, Anne DykersMark Fitzgerald and W.F. Lantry will be reading at 7:30 p.m. in Takoma Park Auditorium. Fitzgerald is the author of By Way of Dust and Rain and has had his poetry appear in Squaw Review and The Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Lantry was the winner of the 2010 Lindberg Foundation International Poetry for Peace Prize, the Crucible Poetry Prize and the Cutbank Patricia Goedicke Prize.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Though his goals as poet laureate are not yet concrete, Merrill Leffler has been an active community figure for decades.
In the span of 90 minutes, Merrill Leffler will quote 10 poets, a playwright and a philosopher. He’ll talk about the musical qualities of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and he’ll offer his take on why poetry has, as he says, an “elemental power.” Those are all digressions from the topic at hand — his appointment as the third poet laureate of Takoma Park, but Leffler, 70, is far more interested in analyzing his art than listing the duties of his new role. And why not? Though he’s only held the post since July 1, he’s been performing its duties for the past 30-plus years. The goal of the poet laureate, according to a city release, is to “stimulate interest in poetry among residents of the city.” So, then, a quick digest: In 1976, …