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11th Annual HoCoPoLitSo Blackbird Poetry Festival
April 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm$15
The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society’s annual daylong poetry fest features Mississippi Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly. About Fennelly’s 2017 Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-memoirs, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote, “Beth Ann Fennelly’s genre-defying collection is so engaging and readable that you won’t even notice how much you’re learning about confronting the hardest challenge we all share: being human.” The all-day event includes readings and workshops with poets Fennelly, Teri Cross Davis and Steven Leyva and readings by student and local poets. Free Sunbird Reading 2:30 p.m.; Nightbird Reading 7:30 p.m. Smith Theatre at the Horowtiz Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Hocopolitso.org. 443-518-4568.