Contributors, editors, and staff of the Little Patuxent Review (LPR) read at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Readers included Steven Leyva, Emily Rich, Lisa Lynn Biggar, Jen Grow, Joseph Ross, and Desirée Magney. The reading was followed by a reception to celebrate LPR’s 10th Anniversary.
LPR joined poets Le Hinton and Laura Shovan on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as they read in the company of the 2016 Pratt Library Poetry Contest winner and finalists—Saundra Rose Maley”Charlotte Darlying”), Maggie Rosen (“Coke Machine at the Civil Rights Museum”), and Sheri Allen (“When My Grandparents Come Back to Me”). The host, Steven Leyva, is editor of Little Patuxent Review.
LPR Reading at the 12th Annual CityLit Festival
Steven Leyva, poet and editor of Little Patuxent Review, and judge of the 2015 Pratt Library Poetry Contest, participated in a reading in celebration of National Poetry Month. LPR editors Ann Bracken and Steven Leyva were joined by contest finalists James Carroll (“Nick’s Diner”) and Micia White (“Rest Stop”). Inga Lea Schmidt, winner of the 2015 Pratt Library Poetry Contest.
The Judges and the Judged
Judges of the 2013 Pratt Library Poetry Contest (Linda Joy Burke, Gerry LaFemina and Patricia Jakovich VanAmburg) joined 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 on 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
Laura Shovan, poet and editor of Little Patuxent Review, and Gerry LaFemina, poet and guest judge of the 2013 Pratt Library Poetry Contest, hosted a reading in celebration of National Poetry Month. Readers included 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 hosted their second joint reading featuring LPR contributors and aspiring student writers. Exploring the theme of the Winter 2013 LPR issue, Doubt, readers included LPR contributors Clarinda Harriss, Emily Rich, Patricia Valdata, Kim Jensen, Sally Rosen Kindred and Dan Vera. An open mic showcasing student work followed the reading. Professor Paul Madachy of the English Department hosted 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 read from their works and hosted 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 included 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 was free and open to the public. 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, were eligible to enter and win this free contest. The winning poem will was published in Little Patuxent Review and 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.
Little Patuxent Review: A Tribute to Lucille Clifton
A panel of local poets and authors who knew and worked with Lucille Clifton discussed her poetry and legacy. Little Patuxent Review contributing editors Linda Joy Burke and Susan Thornton Hobby and poet Edgar Silex were featured. The session was moderated by poet Virginia Crawford and LPR editor Laura Shovan and included 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.