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

Thursday, April 25
Gallery B
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony &
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.

Poet, teacher, and lecturer, Le Hinton, 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. 

Friday, April 26
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda Essay & Short Story Contest
Awards Ceremony