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Live Poets at Kent County Library in Chestertown

Written on:October 20, 2017
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Kent County Arts Council and Kent County Public Library are proud to present Live Poets in the Library! This dynamic poetry experience brings together four vibrant poets to read from their work and engage with the audience.

The Poets

J Mel Brooks has graced stages in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Chicago during the twenty-five years he has been writing and sharing his poetry. In recent years, he has hosted poetry events at North Star Book Store and Eden’s Lounge in Baltimore, MD. Now retired, he has published two books of poetry and is working on a third.

Wendy Mitman Clarke has twice won the Pat Nielsen Poetry Award (2015 and 2017) and her poem “This Kiss” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry has been published in Rattle and The Delmarva Review and is forthcoming in Blackbird. Her nonfiction has appeared in a variety of publications and her novel Still Water Bending was published in September by Head to Wind Publishing. She is the director of media relations for Washington College and associate editor of the Washington College magazine. To learn more about her and her work, visit wendymitmanclarke.com.

Jeff Coomer is a recovering overachiever from the corporate world who recently retired to Chestertown with his wife, Susan, whom he met while they were both students at Washington College.  Three poems from Jeff’s first book, A Potentially Quite Remarkable Thursday, were recently read by Garrison Keillor on segments of the nationally-syndicated public radio program The Writer’s Almanac.

Santa Oldham has been writing poetry since she was first introduced and fell in love with it in junior high.  Her poetry captures special moments of the heart to be shared and savored again.  A newcomer to Chestertown, Santa is working towards publication of her poetry.  She is the Principal at Assistance in Action and a member of the Chester River Wellness Alliance.

Join KCPL and KCAC as these four poets blend their energy and voices to create a unique morning of poetry.

Light refreshments will be provided. A limited number of books by the poets will be available for sale. Everyone is welcome at this free program.

For more information, visit kentcountylibrary.org or call 410.778.3636.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 11am
Kent County Public Library | Chestertown Branch

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