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Summer Literary Salons Return!

Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House

May 09, 2016
For the fifth consecutive year, the Rose O’Neill Literary House will be hosting its community-centric Summer Literary Salon series. There will be three Salon events this summer and they will be held on May 24, June 28, and July 26, 2016. Formerly called the Summer Poetry Salons, these Literary Salons now have been expanded to include readings from prose writers, as well as poets.


Each of these events, which begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Lit House, are free and open to the public. They are always held on the fourth Tuesday of the month and feature two poets reading from their work, as well as a local musician or band.

The first event of this series will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m. and will feature poetry readings by Joseph Harrison and Tess Taylor, as well as music from new local band Twice the Other. The Literary House Press will also debut two brand-new letterpress broadsides at this Salon, featuring work from of each of the presenting poets, in honor of this year’s series. Broadsides are printed on-site in the Lit House print shop.

The second event of this series will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. and will feature poetry readings by Emilia Phillips and Lesley Wheeler, as well as music from Pam and Bob Ortiz, two members of Chestertown’s The Pam Ortiz Band.

The final event of this series will be held on Tuesday, July 26 at 4:30 p.m. and will feature readings by poet Sarah Blake and fiction-writer Katey Schultz, as well as music from local duo Beth McDonald and Joe Holt.

Each Summer Literary Salon will be followed by a book sale and signing, and light refreshments. Wine will also be served. For more information on these events or the Literary House visit the website at http://www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/.

Last modified on May. 9th, 2016 at 11:37am by Lindsay Lusby.