First Friday Reading Series - July 6th, Women's Empowerment Night

Join us every First Friday for the Art Walk in Highlandtown for live author readings by local writers and poets. Each month will feature a different genre, including Local Flavor, Science Fiction and more. Light beverages and snacks will be provided. Come out and explore the literature growing in your own back yard, and support your local authors, writers, and publishers.

When: July 6th, 5 – 9PM and every first Friday of the monthWhere: Dennis Moore’s Pottery Studio, corner of S. Conkling and Bank, 21224. Across from Rooftop Hot in Highlandtown.We are starting these hot summer nights off with Women's Empowerment Night. Come listen to a wide range of authors give their spin on all things lady. Stay for the Q&A at the end of the night. See more info on each author below.

6:30pm Jean Pula
6:45pm
Laura Hazan is a Librarian with the Enoch Pratt where she runs the bimonthly Light Street Writers Exchange. She completed her first novel Little Boxes and is still seeking representation for publication. She has a B.A. in communications from American University, a M.L.S. in Library Science from the University of Maryland and attended the “Your Novel Year” program at Arizona State University’s Piper Writing Center. In addition, her work has been published in Natural Bridge, Kirkwood Patch and Sauce Magazine. She is a resident of Canton and lives with her son, her husband and their one-eyed dog named, what else, Boh.
7:15pm
Jocelyn Broadwick is a writer, editor, tutor, professor, and aspiring author, living and working in downtown Highlandtown. Her writing has been published locally, nationally, and internationally- in print and online. She earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing from Goucher College and teaches introductory and developmental reading and writing, as well as college readiness courses, for the Community College of Baltimore County, University of Maryland University College, and the University of Baltimore. For the last 5 years, she's been hard at work on her first book- a memoir of her marriage. Currently, she's writing a collection of essays in which she desperately tries to grow up before turning 30.
7:30pm
Originally from Southern Louisiana (although no one believers her when they hear her lack-of-accent), Michelle Junot is a writer, graphic designer, and copy editor living in Baltimore and dreaming of southern California. She is the author of Notes From My Phone* a self-portrait in her twenties, and of and the floor was always lava, a collection of essays exploring childhood and memory. Michelle earned her M.F.A in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from University of Baltimore. You can read more about or from Michelle at michellejunot.com or follow her on Facebook. Instagram. or Twitter.
8:00pm
Joyce Lombardi is a non-fiction writer and non-profit lawyer based in Baltimore. Her work has been published in the Village Voice, Salon.com, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Style and a bunch of legal journals you’ve never heard of. She thinks she’s funny, her kids beg to differ.
8:15pm
Mandy May is a Baltimore MD based writer and designer from Fredericksburg VA. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore in 2016 and is currently working toward her PhD in Interaction and Information Design from UB. Her work can be found in publications such as The Avenue, Baltimore Fishbowl, Welter, Whurk, MoonChild Mag, and more. She believes in ghosts, magic, and the splendor of a body failing. She is the co-queen/editor of Babe Press. She has three cats.
8:30pm Author Q&A Panel