Come hear the wonderful and inspiring essays, short stories and poems written by our talented area writers!

Poetry Contest Award CeremonyPoetry Contest Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7pm
Gallery B - 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E

The 2019 showcase included readings by Award-Winning Poets Michael Glaser, Maritza Rivera & Le Hinton
Michael S. Glaser served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 – 2009. He is a Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. While at St. Mary’s, he co-founded and directed the annual Literary Festival as well as the VOICES literary reading series.

Maritza Rivera is a Puerto Rican poet who founded the weekly Mariposa Poetry Series, and hosts the annual Mariposa Poetry Retreat at the Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA.

Le Hinton, a poet, teacher, and lecturer, is the author of six poetry collections. His work has been widely published and was nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize and the 2016 Best of the Net. 

Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest Awards CeremonyBethesda Essay And Short Story Contest Award Ceremony
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7pm
Hyatt Regency Bethesda - 7400 Wisconsin Avenue