Baltimore Chapter Welcomes Poetry in Community’s Mowbray and Casamassima

The Baltimore Chapter welcomes Doug Mowbray and Christophe Casamassima, the founders of Poetry in Community, as the guest speakers at its February meeting on Monday, February 25, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul Street, in Baltimore.

Mr. Mowbray and Mr. Casamassima will be discussing the mission of Poetry in Community (PiC), which was established to “foster poetic practices as a collaborative effort to foster creative literacy and personal growth.” PiC’s goal is to sponsor events and activities — both in person and virtually — that support “the aesthetic and professional endeavors of emergent poets and publishers” while also working with local neighborhoods to promote community growth and sustainability. They will also preview upcoming events and discuss how attendees can get involved with PiC in their community.

About the speakers:
Mr. Mowbray and Mr. Casamassima have organized several events in and around Baltimore such as Poem Walks, Poetrees, local “100 Thousand Poets for Change” events, and writing workshops — including one for middle school students at the Village Learning Place led by MWAB’s President Fernando Quijano III and Vice President Shirley Brewer.

Also at the February meeting, the Baltimore chapter will also be welcoming English students from the University of Baltimore’s Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, who will be attending the meeting as a class session.

For more information, visit the Baltimore chapter website.  Click here  for directions to the Village Learning Place.


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