Riverwood Poetry Series is delighted to celebrate National Poetry Month by hosting a poetry reading featuring Sue Ellen Thompson, on Thursday, April 9th. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session; open mike precedes the reading. Doors open at 6:30 PM for munch and mingle; poetry begins promptly at 7 PM. Admission is FREE. As always, non-perishable food donations for the AHCC Crisis Food Support program are gratefully accepted.
About the poet:
SUE ELLEN THOMPSON is the author of five books of poetry, most recently They, and the editor of the Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (2005). Her work has been included in the Best American Poetry series, read on National Public Radio by Garrison Keillor, and featured in U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s nationally syndicated newspaper column. A graduate of Middlebury College and the Bread Loaf School of English, she was a scholar, fellow, and staff member at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference for many years. She has taught at CCSU, Binghamton University, Wesleyan University, Middlebury, and the University of Delaware. Although she has spent most of her adult life in Connecticut, she moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2006. Since then she has been a mentor to adult poets and an instructor at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda and Annapolis. In 2010, she received the Maryland Author Award from the Maryland Library Association.