Join Ann Bracken and Barbara Morrison as they explore the intersection of poetry and memoir. They will read from their most recent collections, in which they use poetry to unearth the secrets of the past. The readings will be followed by an open discussion.
Ann Bracken’s memoir in verse, The Altar of Innocence, was released in 2015 by New Academia Publishing. Her poetry, essays, and interviews have appeared in anthologies and journals, including Little Patuxent Review, The New Verse News, Scribble, Reckless Writing: The Modernization of Poetry by Emerging Poets of the 21st Century, and Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Ann serves as a contributing editor for Little Patuxent Review, lectures at the University of Maryland, College Park, and leads workshops for creativity conferences, book clubs, schools, and adult education programs. Learn more at www.annbrackenauthor.com.
Barbara Morrison, who writes as B. Morrison, is the author of two poetry collections, Terrarium and Here at Least, and a memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother. Her award-winning work has been published in anthologies and magazines. An editor, teacher, and publisher, she conducts writing workshops and speaks on women’s and poverty-related issues as well as publishing and marketing. For more information, visit her Web site and blog at http://www.bmorrison.com.
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