September Details

Hi Writers and Readers,

We are back and ready to finish out our first year with our reading on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Please join us for four fabulous readers as well as the completion of our Year One Annual submissions.


Details about our writers below:

Kevin Krause recently returned from riding his bicycle from Astoria, OR to Baltimore, MD, his home. He published his first short volume of poetry, flora / fauna in 2013, and his work has appeared in magazines and journals including JMWW, The Light Ekphrastic, and Urbanite. He currently teaches writing at the University of Baltimore.


Rachel Demma was born in Washington, DC, grew up in the Maryland suburbs, and now lives in Baltimore in a small row house with her small cat, Black Aggie and her small dog, Waffles. She has attended many schools where she did not formally study creative writing, including Washington College on Maryland’s own Eastern Shore, Stanford University in California’s own Silicon Valley, and Johns Hopkins University in her own town. She will hopefully earn her Doctorate of Education at the University of Pennsylvania approximately 1,065 days from now. John Updike’s short story, “A&P” made her want to write short stories, and she made several poor attempts to approximate its tone and style after she read it in middle school. Her short fiction and prose poetry have been published more than once in Opium Magazine, as well as in Ghoti, DCist and JMWW. She is thrilled that the story you will hear tonight will be published in Free State Review.


Lisa Lance has an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, and her articles and essays have appeared in print and online publications including The ButterFull Grown PeopleBaltimore MagazineNational Parks TravelerBmoreartOutside In Literary & Travel MagazineSauce Magazine, and others. She is a nonfiction editor for The Baltimore Review. You can find links to her work on her website, www.lisalance.com.


Baltimore-based poet/author Cherrie Amour writes about love, life and relationships. In her first book of poetry, Free to Be Me, Poems on Love, Life and Relationships, Amour explores her intimate journey of trials and triumphs from childhood to adulthood. Her poem, “Hermoso Negro” won a 2013 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and is featured in the 2014 Paterson Literary Review. Amour also has two poetry CDs “Love’s Journey” and “ilovemesomewords.” Born in the Caribbean and raised in Canada, Amour’s eclectic background serves as a strong influence in both her performances and her writing.

–Writers & Words

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