Coming up - August 1, 2013 in Buchanan Room at 7:00 pm
Sean Enright (poetry and more)
Sean Enright has taught fiction writing workshops in the graduate creative writing program at the University of Maryland, as well as undergraduate workshops there, and poetry workshops at the Writer's Center in Bethesda. Recently, he published the novel Nearly True, and My People: Selected Poems 1990-2012, both available on Amazon. In 2001 his novel, Goof and Other Stories was an Editor's Choice in The Baltimore Sun. Enright's poems and essays have appeared in TriQuarterly, The Threepenny Review, The Sewanee Review, The Kenyon Review, Tikkun, and The American Scholar, as well two dozen other literary magazines. He was a semi-finalist in the 2007 National Playwright’s Contest at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center for his Lincoln assassination play, The Third Walking Gentleman.
Michael Winch (bluegrass)
New Time Orchestra is a group made of music majors at UMBC who just want to make some healthy noise in the Blue Grass fashion. Steve Gallagher on guitar, Michael Winch on fiddle, Owen McCusker on mandolin, Madeline Waters on Cello, Marie Thorpe on bass and they all sing.
Coming up - September 5, 2013 in Buchanan Room at 7:00 pm
Ellouise Schoettler (storyteller)
Ellouise Schoettler, a long-time Chevy Chase resident, is widely known for her heart-warming, humorous stories which blend personal experience, memories and history into tales which give voice to ordinary people. She performs her original programs coast-to-coast in varied venues from festivals to colleges. Of special interest: Schoettler recently premiered her new one-woman show, Arlington National Cemetery: My Forever Home, which is dedicated to her late husband Dr. James A. Schoettler, at the Women’s Military Memorial at Arlington. Since 2010 she has introduced three one one-woman shows at the DC Capital Fringe. Her latest Arlington show received critical acclaim during the most recent Capital Fringe in July. In addition Schoettler produces Tales in the Village, a monthly storytelling series at Friendship Heights Community Center, Chevy Chase, MD. She is heard regularly as host and featured teller on two weekly cable television programs, Stories in Time and Stories in Focus, on Montgomery Municipal Cable TV (Channel 16).
Victoria Vox (ukelele) and Katie Chambers (cello)
Victoria Vox, a resident of Baltimore, has performed around the globe to Australia, Europe, Canada, and across the USA. She began writing songs at age 10, inspired by artists Cyndi Lauper and Madonna, primarily writing songs with the guitar. She went on to earn a degree in songwriting from the Berklee College of Music (2001), and then at 24 she was given a ukulele and never looked back. She has been featured on NPR and is the winner of numerous awards including a six-time Wammie (Washington Area Music Awards) recipient. 2013 sees the release of her new album, KEY. She will be performing with Katie Chambers on cello. Katie has a Master of Cello from the San Francisco Conservatory. The two met on Craigslist and have been working together since April 2009.
Coming up - October 3, 2013 in Buchanan Room at 7:00 pm
Barbara Morrison (poetry and memoir)
Barbara Morrison, who writes under the name B. Morrison, is a poet and writer, a publisher, teacher, and dancer. In her new poetry collection, Terrarium, she explores the influence of place. She is also the author of a memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother, and another poetry collection, Here at Least. Barbara's award-winning work has been published in anthologies and magazines. She conducts writing workshops and, as the owner of a small press, speaks about publishing and marketing. She has maintained her Monday Morning Books blog since 2006 and tweets regularly about poetry @bmorrison9.
The Light (A Capella Trio)
Hear original rhythm and blues and inspirational music from a group that has performed widely in the DC metro area as well as up and down the East Coast, including at the Kennedy Center, the Jacob Javitz Center and the one and only Apollo Theatre. Herbert Johnson, a consummate songwriter with an incredible voice represents the group’s signature sound. Nels Olson has expanded his classical training and repertoire to bring a soul bopping bass to the group. Terence Hope is a versatile musician and singer whose songwriting catalog includes love songs, ballads, and dance numbers.
Coming up - November 7, 2013 in Buchanan Room at 7:00 pm
Joseph Ross (poetry)
Joseph Ross is the author of two poetry collections: Meeting Bone Man (2012) and Gospel of Dust (2013) His poems appear in many anthologies and literary journals including Poet Lore, Tidal Basin Review and Drumvoices Revue. He has received three Pushcart Prize nominations and is the winner of the 2012 Pratt Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Prize. He teaches English at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. and writes regularly at www.JosephRoss.net.
Coming up - December 5, 2013 in Buchanan Room at 7:00 pm
Ron Tanner (fiction)
Ron Tanner’s awards for writing include a Faulkner Society gold medal, a Pushcart Prize, a New Letters Award, a Best of the Web Award, and many others. He is the author of A Bed of Nails (stories), Kiss Me Stranger (illustrated novel), and From Animal House to Our House (memoir). He teaches writing at Loyola University-Maryland and directs the Marshall Islands Story Project.