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Holiday Art Show & Sale 2019

November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm

Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




Browse and buy fine artworks for everyone on your holiday shopping list at the annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The exhibition features work by resident artists, instructors, and invited artists and includes glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, painting, holiday ornaments, crafts and more. For more information call 301.634.2222.

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Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, January 3, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presenter: Words Out Loud

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Room 302, North Arcade Building

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 240-899-6514


The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to host Words Out Loud, a monthly spoken word series! 


Meetings typically take place the first Friday of each month and feature readings by accomplished authors, followed by literary trivia and an open mic session.


Room 302 is in the North Arcade building. Enter to the right of the neon POPCORN sign across from the Carousel and take the stairs or elevator to the third floor.


Judith Bowles earned her MFA from American University where she taught creative writing. Of her first book, The Gatherer (2014), David Baker wrote, “Bowles’ aesthetic is shaped by clarity and a rightness of detail, minimal and revealing.” Unlocatable Source (2019) was praised by Richard Peabody: ”Her agile water music opens a treasure chest of magic and pain before floating us toward an oceanic satori.” She was poet in residence at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Washington in April, 2019. She has read at Politics and Prose, the Writer’s Center, Glen Echo, and many schools and libraries. Bowles’ work has appeared in Gargoyle Magazine, Delmarva Review, Innisfree Journal of Poetry, Better Than Starbucks, Ekphrastic Review and Cobalt.
Joanne Rocky Delaplaine’s first poetry book, The Local World (2019. Word Tech Editions), was named one of the top ten poetry books of 2019 by Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Ekphrastic Review, Innisfree, International Literary Quarterly, and more, and won honors such as Best of the Net 2015, first place in the Bethesda Literary Festival Poetry Contest, 2014, and first place in The Northern Virginia Review contest 2013. She is a Maryland native and for the past five years co-directed the Café Muse reading series in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She has taught poetry workshops for the Split this Rock Poetry Festival, the Great Labor Arts Exchange, and the Mariposa Poetry Festival, returning to the latter in Puerto Rico in August.