Friday, March 20, 2009

Winchester Poetry Reading and Open Mic on April 3, 2009

Come on out on Friday, April 3 to a poetry reading and open mic at The Book of Knowledge in the Winchester downtown walking mall. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Six local poets will be featured.

Details are below:


Date: Friday, April 3, 2009
Time: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (acoustic duo and refreshments at 5:30)
Location: The Book of Knowledge, 7 North Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA

Featured Poets:

Carolyn Wolfe-Carolyn Wolfe’s book, When The Moon Speaks, is a compilation of poems written over a thirty year period. They range from her college days in the 70’s to the New Millennium. Her poetry emphasizes topics ranging from her strong belief in animal rights to lighter fair including love, life and laughing at ourselves. She lives in Winchester, VA with her husband Scott and her animal companions.

Joshua Legg– Joshua Legg frequently develops his poetry into material for performance in dance and theatre works. In 2006-2007, Joshua participated in the poetry workshop in Harvard University’s Creative Writing Program, and is currently crafting a novel in verse.

Maggie Stetler-Maggie Stetler, a post 9/11 refugee from New York City, has read her work at The Donnell Library, Tompkins Square Library, Provincetown Playhouse, and Queens College in NYC. She has two Chapbooks, The Naming of The Soul and The Chain. Her poems have appeared in The Small Pond Magazine of Literature, Telephone, Woman child, Kosmos, West Wind Review, among others. For her first poetry collection, In The Belly of the Whale, she was named a finalist in the Pearl Poetry Contest. Also a Reiki practitioner, Maggie now lives in Old Town Winchester with her artist husband and five cats.

Heather Davis-Heather Davis earned a B.A. in English from Hollins University and a M.A. in creative writing from Syracuse University. She is the author of The Lost Tribe of Us, winner of the 2007 Main Street Rag Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Cream City Review, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, and Sonora Review, among others. She lives in Front Royal, VA with her husband, the poet Jose Padua, and their daughter. She also serves on the coordinating committee of the Split This Rock Poetry Festival and is an active member of D.C. Poets Against War.

Jose Padua-Jose Padua’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Bomb,, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Unbearables, Crimes of the Beats, and many other journals and anthologies. He has read his work at the Lollapalooza Festival, CBGB’s, the Knitting Factory, the Black Cat Club, the Public Theater, the Washington Project for the Arts, and many other venues. His chapbook, The Complete Failure of Everything , was published by Apathy Press.

Laura Levesque Madagan– Laura grew up in Baltimore, MD. She earned her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque in 1996. She is an active member of several online poetry boards and has been published in The Montage, Ensemble, and others. She currently lives with her three children in Winchester and works for the Loudoun County government in Leesburg, VA.

Everyone is encouraged to share their poetry. Open to everyone.

Free event sponsored by The Book Of Knowledge.

Call 540-545-8878 for more info or email to