The Judges and the Judged
Judges of the 2013 Pratt Library Poetry Contest (Linda Joy Burke, Gerry LaFemina and Patricia Jakovich VanAmburg) will join the winner, Lori Powell, and the finalists (Steven Leyva, Rachel Brown, Jared Fischer and Alex Vidiani) in a poetry reading hosted by contest judge and Little Patuxent Review Editor Laura Shovan and Pratt librarians. Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Poe Room, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
LPR Reading at the 10th Annual CityLit Festival
Join hosts Laura Shovan, poet and editor of Little Patuxent Review, and Gerry LaFemina, poet and guest judge of the 2013 Pratt Library Poetry Contest, for a reading in celebration of National Poetry Month. Readers include LPR contributors Clarinda Harriss, Emily Rich, Bruce Sager, Michael Salcman, Pat Valdata, Gerry LaFemina and Lori Powell, winner of this year’s 2013 Pratt Library Poetry Contest. Copies of LPR will be on sale in the Literary Marketplace. Saturday, April 13, 11:00-11:50 am, School & Student Services Room, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Prince George’s Community College-LPR Reading
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Little Patuxent Review and Prince George’s Community College will host their second joint reading featuring LPR contributors and aspiring student writers. Exploring the theme of the Winter 2013 LPR issue, Doubt, readers will include LPR contributors Clarinda Harriss, Emily Rich, Patricia Valdata, Kim Jensen, Sally Rosen Kindred and Dan Vera. An open mic showcasing student work will follow the reading. Professor Paul Madachy of the English Department will host the event. Tuesday, April 30, 12:30 to 2:30, Marlboro Gallery, 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774.
Show Little Patuxent Review Some Love
Little Patuxent Review editors, members and contributors will read from their works and host an audience talk-back about music and the ways it influences our lives in preparation for the release of the Summer 2013 LPR Music issue at the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Featured readers will include LPR contributing editors Michael Salcman and Susan Thornton Hobby, members Anne Bracken, Prudence Barry and Patricia Van Amburg and contributor Emily Rich, along with a special musical guest. Co-hosted by Linda Joy Burke and Laura Shovan, this event is free and open to the public, although donations will be greatly appreciated. For those who have never visited Historic Ellicott City, it will be well worth the trip. Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Howard County Tourism and Promotion, 8267 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Enoch Pratt Free Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest
Maryland residents, 18 or older, are eligible to enter and win this free contest, now in its second year. The winning poem will be published in Little Patuxent Review. It will also be dramatically enlarged for display in an Enoch Pratt Free Library show window facing onto Cathedral Street in downtown Baltimore as well as featured in a reading at Baltimore’s CityLit Festival in April. Click here for submission details and a full set of rules.
Little Patuxent Review: A Tribute to Lucille Clifton
A panel of local poets and authors who knew and worked with Lucille Clifton will discuss her poetry and legacy. Little Patuxent Review contributing editors Linda Joy Burke and Susan Thornton Hobby and poet Edgar Silex will be featured. The session will be moderated by poet Virginia Crawford and LPR editor Laura Shovan and include readings of Clifton’s poems from the newly released The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010. The panel is part of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change annual global event. Saturday, September 29, 12:00 pm on the CityLit Stage of the Baltimore Book Festival.