Reading Bios & Details

December Reading & LitScape Details

Hey Writers & Words Fans,

We’re excited to share two upcoming events with you:

December Reading | Tuesday, Dec. 9 @ 7:30pm | Artifact Coffee

December_ReadingWineAmanda Ponder is from the small town of Statesville, North Carolina. She graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts last May from the University of Baltimore and she is the author of Make Believe Animals, a collection of short fiction. She teaches at the Community College of Baltimore County and spends her free time training her cat to be a lion. She resides in Baltimore County with her husband, two dogs, and a soon-to-be lion.


Mychael Zulauf is a poet, musician, and book artist currently living in Baltimore. He often finds himself talking to clouds, and they sometimes talk back. You can check out more of Mychael’s work at the following sites: | |


Judith Krummeck is a broadcaster and writer living in Baltimore. She is the evening drive time host of Maryland’s classical music station, WBJC, and before immigrating to the United States she was the arts editor for SAfm at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Judith received a BA in Drama and History of Art from the University of Cape Town, and an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. Her memoir, Beyond the Baobab, is available at


D. Watkins is an award-winning writer, speaker and educator who the Baltimore Sun calls “A much needed, important and amazing voice.” His work has been published in The Huffington Post, Aeon, Baltimore Fishbowl, The City Paper, Red Emma’s, Vice, StopBeingFamous, 1729mag, and Salon.

Watkins has been featured as a reoccurring guest on NPR’s Monday Morning, Tell Me More, The Real News Network, Huff Post Live and The Marc Steiner Show who described Watkins as being “A brilliant phenomenon that needs to be heard.”

Let us know you’re coming and invite your friends here.


LitScape | Saturday, Dec. 13 @ 2-10pm | 307 West. Baltimore St.

Just four days after our reading, you can find us at LitScape. We’ll be there with our zines from October, November, and December as well as a few other “favorites” listed below. We’d love for you to stop by and say hello.


photoWhiskey & Words | Zine from October Reading | $3
with work from Michelle Junot | Ann Marie Brokemeier | Michael B. Tager | Steven Levya

Writers & Words | Zine from November Reading | $3
with work from Sue Loweree | Ian Anderson |
Drew Robison | Sarah Pinsker

Writers & Words | Zine from December Reading | $5
with work from Amanda Ponder | Mychael Zulauf |
Judith Krummeck | D. Watkins


and the floor was always lava | Michelle Junot | $9

Junot Cover_04.17.14_Front Onlyand the floor was always lava is a collection of memories (or essays, if you’re into that kind of thing).

Michelle, the twenty-four year old narrator, reflects back to her four year old self, placing her memories in the context of all she’s learned since they occurred. The collection is a unique twist on the classic “coming of age” story, in which Michelle explores and sorts through the pieces of her life that have changed with time and growth, and the pieces that are different, but kind of the same.


The Avenue| The Hampden Writers’ Group | $12


The Hampden Writers’ Group is proud to present its first Journal, a celebration of our writing. We’ve been meeting every month for the past five years and anticipate many more. We have over a dozen regular contributors and are always looking for more readers and writers.




–Mike & Michelle

Mike embarrassing Michelle

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