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Spiral Staircase and Open Read

September 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You are invited to

The Spiral Staircase Poetry Reading and Open Read

Sunday, September 17, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

49 West Coffeehouse and Wine Bar
49 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Coffee ● Tea ● Wine ● Beer ● Cocktails ● Great Food

Admission is FREE

Featured poets will be Barbara DeCesare and Cliff Lynn

Open Read: Read 3 poems, or read for 5 minutes, whichever is briefer

For more information, please contact Dan Kagan

Barbara DeCesare’s poetry and fiction has appeared in more than 70 literary journals nationwide including Oyez, Gargoyle, Poetry, Delaware Poetry Review, DIAGRAM, Tarpaulin Sky, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and Everyday Genius. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Jigsaw Eyesore, Silent Type, and Adrift (a performance CD), and a bunch of tiny plays. She has performed practically everywhere between Annapolis, Baltimore, and York, PA, including on Stories from the Stoop on WHYY FM radio. Barbara moonlights as an important and powerful Federal Government official. She teaches at Harrisburg Area Community College and has been a workshop instructor at the annual University of Pennsylvania Writers’ Conference.

Cliff Lynn knows the difference between shit and Shinola. He i a gong show reject. He is a submariner, loves kids, and is kind to the beasts of the field. His poetry has been published in the journals Mount Hope, Free Lunch, and Grub Street, and he is the editor of a new literary journal, TEXTure magazine. He once sang a talking heads song at the Shakemore festival with a pick-up band called The Bert Harbinson Trio.


PARK FOR FREE in the Anne Arundel County employees’ garage at 19 St. John’s St. (GPS/Mapquest the address)

The garage is OPEN AND FREE on the weekends. It is about a five-minute walk from the 49 West Coffeehouse. The garage is right across from the St. John’s College auditorium.

Turn on to St. John’s St. off of College Ave., OR come straight down Rowe Blvd. from Rt. 50, then turn left at the light at Calvert St., and then left on St. John St.

Here’s a link with the St. John’s St. garage’s location and the walking route to 49 West Cafe.

Please contact me with any questions.






September 17, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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