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|11/19 at 7:30 PM in the Lyric Theatre||Katie Fallon Reading|
|11/25 at 8:00 PM at the Center for Creative Writing||Community Writer's Group|
|11/25 at 7:30 at Main St. Books||3rd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Reading|
12/2 at 8:00PM at the Center for Creative Writing
Poetry Book Club: Bad Boats by Laura Jensen
12/5 at 7PM
|12/10 at 7:30 PM at Main St. Books||Book Release Party/Reading for Gerry LaFemina's Clamor and Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist|
|2/1 at 10:00 AM at the Center for Creative Writing||Coffee With the Writer|
|2/1 at the Palace Theatre||Poetry Out Loud|
|2/3 at 8:00 PM at the Center for Creative Writing||
Poetry Book Club
Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy
|2/10 at 8:00 PM at the Center for Creative Writing||Community Writer's Group|
|2/11 at 6:30 PM at the Allegany Arts Council||Valentine's Day Reading|
|2/24 at 8:00 PM at the Center for Creative Writing||Community Writer's Group|
|3/1 at 10:00 AM at the Center for Creative Writing||Coffee with the Writer|
|3/3 at 8:00 PM at the Center for Creative Writing||Poetry Book Club|
|3/10 at 8:00 PM at the Center for Creative Writing||Community Writer's Group|
|3/12 at 7:30 PM in the Lyric Theatre||Michael Martone Reading|
|3/24 at 8:00 PM at the Center for Creative Writing||Community Writer's Group|
Located in downtown Frostburg and sponsored by FSU, The Frostburg Center for Creative Writing serves Western Maryland and the surrounding areas by celebrating the literary arts through a variety of public events and productions, by educating and broadening an interested audience for literature, and by fostering new writers and their work.
Monday-Thursday 10a.m.- 6p.m.
Do you need a comfortable, vibrant space to read or write? Then come visit the Center at 22 East Main Steet in downtown Frostburg. We have coffee, wi-fi access, writing reference books, and contemporary literary journals to browse. We also have free copies of our local publications: Bittersweet, Backbone Mountain Review, and Nightsun. Leave a written poem on our easel pad for display in the window, or add a line via typewriter to our Exquisite Corpse project. While you're at it, check out our local author book display or our animated poetry videos!
For information on the Center's activities, download our newsletter, The Writer's Notepad (downloadable PDF file). Activities include bringing writers to the Frostburg community for public readings, workshops, and discussions; the publication and distribution of Backbone Mountain Review in partnership with the Allegany Arts Council; production of Oasis, a short weekly radio program on WFWM; a reading space with contemporary literary journals and access to a selection of the Lannan videos featuring writers such as Li-Young Lee, Adrienne Rich, Louise Gluck, and Octavio Paz; and literary opportunities for students and community members.
The Center is a crucial element to the downtown Frostburg arts and entertainment district, sponsoring regularly scheduled events such as writers' and readers' groups, the annual Nightsun conference, and readings by fiction writers and poets while forging partnerships with local businesses, including Dante's, Mountain City Coffee and Creamery, Mountain City Traditonal Arts and Main Street Books. We are a proud participant of the annual block parties and art walks and we invite readers and writers to stop in and visit us.
Call for Volunteers:
The Frostburg Center for Creative
Writing needs volunteers for the
Saturdays at the Center
- Volunteers to man the Center
itself on Saturdays
Other Opportunities Available
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, please contact Michelle Yost at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-687-4340.
The Allegany Arts Council, The Maryland State Arts Council, The Allegany County Library System, and A STAR! AmeriCorps.