HAPPY NEW YEAR! Your Baltimore Chapter board has been hard at work (okay, maybe not SO hard) putting together a great slate of programming for the 2nd half of the year (Jan-Jun). We have some great guests planned. First, we’re going to kick the new year of with some unfinished business. Moon Madness!
You may remember that Superfrankenstorm Sandy washed out our October meeting. Well, fear not! There’s a full moon every month, and in January, it falls on the 27th, a day before the Baltimore Chapter meeting. So we’ve convinced our dear VeeP to give it another try. Let’s just hope Mother Nature doesn’t find another way to preempt us!
Those of you who attended our Moon Madness FREE Fall event know how magical the evening was. We would like to extend that magic to our upcoming Baltimore Chapter meeting on its
special (rescheduled) date, Monday, January 28, 2012. The moon will be full that night, by the way–a perfect evening to take advantage of her inspiration.
Our own inimitable VP, Shirley Brewer, will be leading us all in a series Luna-inspired prompts sure to invoke the Moon Muse in all of us. Everyone will receive a Moon Words handout. Afterwards, those of us who are willing will share the fruits of their labor.
Join us at 7PM at Ukazoo Books, 730 Dulaney Valley Road, Dulaney Plaza Shopping Center, Towson, MD for what will prove to be an unforgettable evening of writing and sharing.
Shirley J. Brewer is a poet, educator, and workshop facilitator. Shirley won first, second and third prizes in the Maryland Writers’ Association 2010 Short Works Contest for Poetry. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Manorborn in 2009. Publication credits include: The Cortland Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Loch Raven Review, Pearl, Comstock Review, Passager, Manorborn, and other journals. Her poetry chapbook, A Little Breast Music, was published in 2008 by Passager Books (Baltimore). Her second book of poetry, After Words, is forthcoming in early 2013 from Apprentice House/Loyola University (Baltimore).
M.A. Creative Writing/Publishing Arts, University of Baltimore, 2005
Shirley is starting a new venture, The Poet’s Coach: Move Forward with Your Writing Goals. Contact her for more information.