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A different kind of imagery will fill a Downtown Crown art gallery on Sunday, June 11. This first-ever poetry reading and open mic at the Gaithersburg community’s Chesapeake Framing and Art Gallery will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Organizer Lucinda Marshall has gathered talent from the metropolitan area, including Serena Agusto-Cox, Donald Illich, Gre View more
Montgomery County residents like their literature in all shapes and fonts: fiction and non-fiction books, poems, biopics and homegrown essays. And every year, in downtown Bethesda, thousands soak up, share and celebrate the wonders of words at the Bethesda Literary Festival.
Nilimma Devi won the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2013 County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Four years later, the artist, educator and choreographer continues to create and achieve. Devi is the founder and director of the Silver Spring-based Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Related Arts (SIDRA), which presents c View more
Josiah Henson Park is a Montgomery County historical asset hidden in plain sight. Fortunately, occasions such as Black History Month shine a light on such treasures, sharing them in a way that combines learning with a celebration of the area’s rich cultural resources.
“Desperate unhappiness” was the source of Merrill Leffler’s earliest inspiration for writing poetry. Fortunately, the spirits of Takoma Park’s poet laureate have improved considerably since those dark days. The septuagenarian’s achievements as laureate as well as career highlights that include cofounding and editing a poetry magazine that evolved i View more
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