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Calendar of Events 2012-2013


September 18, 2012: Department Picnic. Contact Department for information.

September 18, 2012: Cambridge American State Tour, PAC, 7:30 pm. Tickets available at English Department by calling 301-687-4221.
CAST presents Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.

September 25, 2012: Tim Wendel Reading, Lyric Theatre Building, Free and open to the public, 7:30 pm.
Wendel is the author of nine books – novels and narrative nonfiction. His latest, “Summer of ’68: The Season When Baseball, and America, Changed Forever,” has been praised by critics and fellow writers alike. His writing has appeared in Esquire, GQ, The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, Huffington Post and USA Today, where he is on the op-ed page’s board of contributors. A reception will follow.

September 28-29, 2012: One-Act Play Festival, Frostburg's Palace Theatre, 7:30 pm
The Center for Creative Writing presents this year's three winners: Roger Strauss' Delicious, Larry Ukolowicz's The Color in the Bathroom, and William Fowkes' The Next Move.



October 4, 2012: Banned Books Reading, Atkinson Room, Lane University Center, 7:00 pm
Sigma Tau Delta presents selected readings from banned and challenged books. Contact Dr. Mary Anne Lutz for more information.

October 11, 2012: Poetry Slam, Dante's Bar, Frostburg, 7:30 p.m.
Cash prizes! For more information about how to enter, visit

October 12, 2012: Reading, Main Street Books, 5:00 pm.

October 13, 2012: Indie Lit Festival, Downtown Frostburg, Free and open to the public, 11:00 am - 4:00  pm
This event brings together editors and publishers with writers and educators of the local community. Panel discussions and roundtable sessions include topics on various creative genres, DIY publishing, self-publishing, promotion and marketing, writing local, and reading and writing online.

October 23, 2012: Michael Downs Reading, Lyric Theatre, 7:30 pm
Downs is the author of House of Good Hope (University of Nebraska Press), which won the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. His short stories have been anthologized in High Five, and Points of Contact, and have twice appeared in volumes of Best American Mystery Stories. The Gettysburg Review, The Georgia Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Five Points, Witness and The Missouri Review have also published his fiction.