Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An Evening of Poetry

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: An Evening of Poetry

Monday, August 2nd
Readings begin at 7 p.m.

The Vineyard Wine Bar
142 N. Washington St.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
443-502-2551

Join us for readings of original work by members of the Harford Poetry and Literary Society, and the mid-day poetry group, Lunchlines.

Many thanks to The Vineyard Wine Bar; the Cecil County Arts Council and the Elkton Arts Center; and the poetry groups, Lunchlines, and the Harford Poetry and Literary Society.

http://vineyardwinebar.com/
http://www.cecilcountyartscouncil.org/
http://lunchlines2010.blogspot.com/2010/03/lunchlines.html
http://harfordpoetrysociety.org/

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志穎志穎 said...

People throw stones only at trees with fruit on them.............................................................

maybemd said...

Report on the poetry reading I organized for the 2nd.

I will never again say Joe-on-the-Street can't appreciate poetry. We had a packed house, standing room only! Somehow the event trickled into the local newspaper's calendar. Folks started calling the wine bar for reservations two weeks ago. I had to turn away three parties. Granted, it was a small room but it was over-flowing with 12 poets, their guests, and strangers who managed to squeeze in.

The poets were from the Harford Poetry and Literary Society, and the Cecil County group Lunchlines (we're in Maryland). 4-minute time limit. The lounge in the wine bar is a gorgeous space with two fireplaces, three couches with coffee tables and ottomans, and three walls of bottles of wine.

We had Zen poems, poems about wine, waking with 180 pounds of pooch and an additional dozen of cat, leaving lovers and spouses, apologies to parents, a persona poem, how not to get a poem published in the New Yorker, poetry about princesses and queens, even one in Hawaiian Creole (aka pidgin english).

Dan Cuddy of Loch Raven Review and his wife, Kathy, were celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary. Had to include that tidbit in the concluding toast. Colleen Webster, who won the O'Henry Prize for Literary Excellence in 2004, read a beautiful poem about a typical day in her life.

We're already planning our next joint reading, during National Poetry Month. It'll be in a library meeting room with lots of seating so we can welcome the general public.

Hurray for poetry!