Open Door Reading: Fleda Brown and Shirley Brewer

Open Door Reading: Fleda Brown and Shirley Brewer


When?

Start time: Saturday 2:00pm (07 October)
End time: Saturday 4:00pm (07 October)

Where?

The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St, Bethesda
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About

Poet, essayist, and former Delaware Poet Laureate Fleda Brown reads from her latest collection, The Woods Are on Fire. She will be joined by Shirley Brewer, a poet active in the Baltimore and Annapolis literary communities, who reads from Bistro in Another Realm. Join us most Saturdays, 2 p.m., at The Writer’s Center for readings with emerging and established writers. Hear from major voices and come out to support rising talent!

Fleda Brown's recent collection is The Woods Are On Fire: New & Selected Poems (Univ. of Nebraska Press). She has nine previous collections of poems. Her work has twice appeared in The Best American Poetry and has won a Pushcart Prize, the Felix Pollak Prize, the Philip Levine Prize, and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writer’s Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She is professor emerita at the University of Delaware, where she directed the Poets in the Schools program. She was poet laureate of Delaware from 2001-07. She is on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program in Tacoma, Washington.

Shirley J. Brewer graduated from careers in palm-reading and speech therapy. She serves as poet-in-residence at Carver Center for the Arts & Technology in Baltimore. Shirley earned an MBA from the Maryland Bartending Academy. Her award-winning poems garnish Naugatuck River Review, Passager, BarrowStreet, Poetry East, Slant, Gargoyle, Comstock Review, and many other journals. Shirley’s poetry chapbooks include A Little Breast Music, 2008, Passager Books, and After Words, 2013, Apprentice House/Loyola University. In June, 2017, Main Street Rag released her new collection of poems, Bistro in Another Realm.Shirley was awarded the first Creativity Award for Excellence in Plork (Play + Work) from the University of Baltimore, where she earned her Master’s degree in Creative Writing/Publishing Arts



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