A City Full of Literary Talent

The cornerstone of our community is our reading series. Held monthly in local bars, cafes, and other small businesses around the city, the series gives both emerging and established writers in a variety of genres the opportunity to read their work aloud and hear the work of their peers in a comfortable environment, without the formal structure of more traditional outlets. Each reading event features one celebrated writer from the region (including Pulitzer Prize winners and poet laureates) alongside up to nine local writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Featured readers read up to 15 minutes, while our regular readers read for five minutes each, giving the audience a taste of their writing style.

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Joshua Weiner

is the author of three books of poetry, most recently, The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, he is a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow this year. His poems and essays have appeared in Best American Poetry, The New York Review of Books, the New Republic, Slate, and more. He is a professor of English at the University of Maryland.

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