Publisher Emeritus Mike Clark Receives Howie Award


The Little Patuxent Review is honored to announce that last week our publisher emeritus, Mike Clark, received the Howie Award as an Outstanding Community Supporter of the Arts. Clark received this recognition at the Howard County Arts Council’s 21st annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. Mike’s speech is available in the video above, and a transcript is provided below the jump.

Much of Mike’s work life was spent reporting the news for the Baltimore Sun. His focus was on Howard and Anne Arundel counties.

After retiring, he helped start a phone referral service for our neighbors in need along with a series of outreach ministries for Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia known as Christ Church Link. He began a holiday gift project to provide presents to low income families and a program offering supportive services to Hispanic immigrants. In addition, he initiated a county-wide backpack and school supply program known as Prepare for Success.

He is a past recipient of the Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Volunteer of the Year award and the Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference award.

About ten years ago Mike joined with others to revive Little Patuxent Review, a journal that was founded in the 1970’s by Columbia, Maryland poets, Ralph and Margot Treitel. Mike served as publisher for its first ten years. The bi-annual launch of the notable journal draws up to a hundred or so literary enthusiasts to Oliver’s Carriage House for its public readings every January and June. The journal also has joined with the Columbia Art Center for the past ten years to hold monthly salon events drawing upon presentations by musicians, artists, poets, fiction writers and even a Nobel Prize astronomer talking about the Big Bang.

Mike accepts the Howie Supporter of Community Arts Award for all who appreciate the wonder of artistic creativity and the power of the written word in our daily lives.

Thank you for all your service, Mike!

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Photos from Annual Reading on March 17

Little Patuxent Review hosted its annual reading of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on March 17 at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Below are some photos of our readers, including contributors to our most recent issue, four members of the Black Ladies Brunch CollectiveLPR editors, and Ian Anderson, the editor of Mason Jar Press, an independent press in Baltimore. Maria Termini and Anya Creightney were unable to attend, but others read their work, nonfiction and poetry, for them.

Daien Guo, LPR contributor, fiction

Steven Leyva, LPR editor, poetry

 

Ann Bracken, LPR editor, interview with artist Paul Rucker

Ian Anderson, Mason Jar Press, fiction

 

 

Saida Agostini, LPR contributor, poetry

Teri Ellen Cross Davis, LPR contributor, poetry

 

 

Tafisha A. Edwards, LPR contributor, poetry

Katy Richey, LPR contributor, poetry

 

Annual Reading on March 17 at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda

Rucker cover

Little Patuxent Review will host its annual reading of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at 2 p.m. on March 17 at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. The reading will feature contributors to our most recent issue, including five members of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective, as well as LPR editors and Ian Anderson, the editor of Mason Jar Press, an independent press in Baltimore.

A reception will follow the reading. Our lineup:

  • Daien Guo, fiction
  • Ann Bracken, interview with artist Paul Rucker
  • Steven Leyva, poetry
  • Maria Termini, nonfiction (read by Desirée Magney)
  • Ian Anderson, fiction

And from the Black Ladies Brunch Collective:

  • Saida Agostini, poetry
  • Anya Creightney, poetry
  • Teri Ellen Cross Davis, poetry
  • Tafisha A. Edwards, poetry
  • Katy Richey, poetry

The Writer’s Center in Bethesda is at 4508 Walsh St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Reading for LPR Winter 2018 issue on March 17

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Winter 2018 Cover
Paul Rucker, Artist

Little Patuxent Review (LPR) will host its annual reading at The Writer’s Center on Saturday, March 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  We will feature artists from our Winter 2018 issue, including poets of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective (BLBC) and other readers of fiction and nonfiction. View the work of our featured artist, Paul Rucker. Join us for this exciting event and the opportunity to meet the authors, as well as editors and other staff of LPR. Refreshments will follow to start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early.

The Winter 2018 issue is available for purchase at this link.

Highlights from the Winter 2018 issue are available at this link.

Reminder: Upcoming March 1 Deadlines

Little Patuxent Review reminds all its readers and contributors of approaching deadlines on March 1.

The submission period for our unthemed summer issue will close on March 1. More information is available at this link.

We are also sponsoring a free poetry contest for Maryland residents with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, with a deadline of March 1. The winning poem will be published in Little Patuxent Review, displayed in a Central Library window, and honored at a reading at the Central Library. Runners-up may also be considered for publication. More information is available on the Pratt Library website and by clicking the image in this post.

Free Poetry Contest with Enoch Pratt Free Library — Deadline March 1

Little Patuxent Review reminds all its readers and contributors that we are sponsoring a free poetry contest for Maryland residents with the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The winning poem will be published in Little Patuxent Review, displayed in a Central Library window, and honored at a reading at the Central Library. Runners-up may also be considered for publication.

The deadline is March 1, 2018.

More information is available on the Pratt Library website and by clicking the image in this post.