|Sandra Beasley, poet and author of|
Don't Kill the Birthday Girl.
CHESTERTOWN, MD—The Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College invites the public to a “Summer Poetry Salon” Tuesday, July 24 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with poets Sandra Beasley and Kevin Vaughn and music by the Pam Ortiz Band. The free event will take place Tuesday, July 24, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Literary House, 407 Washington Avenue.
Sandra Beasley is the author of two poetry collections —Theories of Falling (New Issues, 2008) and I Was the Jukebox (W.W. Norton, 2010) — and a memoir about coping with extensive food allergies, Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl (Crown, 2011). In addition, her work has been included in The Best American Poetry 2010 and other anthologies, and in journals such as Poetry, Blackbird, Gulf Coast, and Black Warrior Review.
Kevin Vaughn, the Cave Canem poet in residence at the Literary House for the month of July, has received numerous awards and fellowships and been published in a variety of journals and anthologies including WheelHouse Magazine, Naugatuck River Review, Mississippi Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V and Cave Canem XII.
Singer-songwriter Pam Cardullo Ortiz once performed in packed coffeehouses in D.C. and Baltimore and recorded three albums with the group Terra Nova. Now she performs with husband Bob Ortiz on percussion, Ford Schumann on guitar and Nevin Dawson on fiddle.
For more information about the event, visit http://lithouse.washcoll.edu/
or call 410-778-7899.