First Friday Reading Series - Poetry Night, August 3rd

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: August 3rd, 6 – 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.Come celebrate some of the best poetry in the area. Stay for the Q&A at the end of the night. See more info on each poet below.6:00pm Meet and greet6:45pmBorn and raised in Krakow, Poland behind the Iron Curtain of Communism until the age of 13, Ania Milo always felt a great divide between the luxurious, colorful and rich beauty of her native culture and the imposed “sameness” and dullness of the oppressive Communist Regime. She often escaped the dreariness of her every-day life to Krakow’s Old Town Art District where she wandered the halls of spectacular churches and galleries and looked upon works of famous Polish and international artists. Ms. Milo is an extremely prolific painter having created hundreds abstracts, pet portraits, and other paintings in various genres. Being a self-taught artist, she continually explores different painting styles, techniques and mediums. Ania holds a Bachelor Degree in Linguistics with a concentration in Russian. She has earned a Master of Art degree in Leadership in Teaching and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is a PhD candidate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 7:15pmMegan de Matteo is a writer with more than nine lives. Her first children's book was published in 2016 and integrated into a local fourth-grade class's music curriculum the following year. In 2017, pieces from her graduate thesis won the third place poetry prize in San Francisco's Litquake Writing Contest. She is from the Baltimore area. 7:30pmJulia Friedrich is a German-American poet, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the Johns Hopkins University.   8:00pmAmy Saul-Zerby is the author of Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds (Be About It Press 2017) and Deep Camouflage (Civil Coping Mechanisms 2018). Her poetry has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, The Chicago Review of Books, The Rumpus, Maudlin House, and Peach Magazine. She is editor-in-chief of Voicemail Poems and author of the Notable Philadelphia column at The Rumpus. 8:15pmJessica Hudgins is a writer living in Athens, GA. Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, Pleiades, The Journal, and elsewhere. She was runner-up for New South's 2016 Poetry Prize, and she has attended residencies at the Albee Foundation and Virginia Center for the Arts.  8:30pm Author Q&A