Poetry and Storytelling

Featured poetry readings, Open Mic, and storytellers fill the afternoon with stories and verse.

BYOV – “Bring Your Own Verse”!  Feel free to bring one to three of your own poems to read, or share a favorite poem by one of the masters of yesteryear.   Open Mic is moderated by Matthew Vossler of Oaklight Media (see his listing under “Publishers”)
11:00-12:30, 2:00-4:00

The Twinbrook Tellers are from the Dogwood Dogs 4H Club which meets monthly in Gaithersburg MD. They tell tall-tales, folktales, literary stories, real-life adventures, and recite poetry. All their storytelling is done orally, from memory or imagination, without props or books in hand. (But they do use books, lots of them, to learn new stories.) They have been performing at local libraries, senior homes, schools and festivals since 2003.The group is led by Eve Burton, 2010 recipient of the Montgomery County Arts & Humanities Commission Award for Excellence in Education, for her work with storytelling and poetry for children.


The Federal Poets
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The Federal Poets is the oldest continuously active poetry group in the Washington D.C. area. First convened in 1944, it is a nonprofit organization open to all poets without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or political affiliation.  Members of The Federal Poets meet at the West End Public Library, 24th and L Sts. NW, Washington, DC, on the third Saturday of every month to read, analyze and discuss their poetry. Visitors are always welcome.

Featuring:  Ellen Cole,  Mike Maggio, Luther Jett, Quasar (David Martin), Maritza Rivera

12:30 to 1:00

Kensington Row Series Poets

1:00 to 1:30