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First Friday Open Mic - January 2021 - Featured Poet Tara A. Elliott

January 01, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Writers, performers and lover of verse are invited to spend time sharing work and experiences in support of the lonely sport of writing and building a supportive group of MWA writers. Come hear featured poet Tara A. Elliott, followed by an open mic. Click here for detail about the event and how to add your name to the open mic list.

About the Poet: Tara A. Elliott’s poems have appeared in TAOS Journal of International Poetry & ArtThe American Journal of PoetryStirring and MWA's Pen in Hand, among others.  A fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and past Poet-in-Residence of Freeman State, she is the founder and director of Salisbury Poetry Week--a weeklong community celebration of poetry including writing workshops, readings, and school visitations held annually the first week of April.  The co-chair of the annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference and the event coordinator of the non-profit Eastern Shore Writers Association, she will begin her tenure as President in January, 2021.  She has been honored for her work in education by MD Humanities with the Christine D. Sarbanes Award, and most recently was named the 2020 Light of Literacy Adult Luminary by the Friends of the Wicomico County Library.  

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