Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

September 7, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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Friday, September 7, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

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Words Out Loud
Room 302, North Arcade Building


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. The flyer for the September date is available HERE. 


Featured authors this month:


Marlena Chertock is the author of two books of poetry, Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016). She lives in Washington, D.C. and uses her skeletal dysplasia and chronic pain as a bridge to scientific poetry. Her poems and short stories have appeared in Breath & Shadow, The Deaf Poets Society, Noble/Gas Quarterly, Paper Darts, Rogue Age Wordgathering, and more. Marlena regularly moderates or speaks on panels at literary conferences and festivals.  She serves as the Communications Coordinator for the LGBTQ Writers Caucus and is on the planning committee for OutWrite. Find her at marlenachertock.com or @mchertock.


Joanne Van Wie is a poet and writer from southern Maryland with a degree in design and architecture.  She recently has published her first chapbook, Surfaces, Edges, and Openings through Foothills Publishing, and her work can also be found in Connections Magazine of the College of Southern Maryland and TEXTure Magazine of Annapolis.  She is, as well, a full time stay-at-home mother of seven children, all homeschooled.


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.