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Spiral Staircase Poetry & Open Read

November 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You are invited to
The Spiral Staircase Poetry Reading and Open Read
This Sunday, November 15, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
49 West Café and Wine Bar
49 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

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

Admission is FREE

(Scroll down for FREE PARKING INFO)

Our featured poets this month are Jennifer Keith Ciattei and David Beaudoin.

Jennifer Keith writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in Sewanee Theological Review, The Patuxent Review, The Nebraska Review, The Free State Review, Unsplendid, THINK, and elsewhere. Keith received the 2014 John Elsberg poetry prize, and her poem “Eating Walnuts” was selected by Sherman Alexie for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2015. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Cinema. Keith is a web content writer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and lives in Baltimore.

David Beaudouin, a Baltimore native, is a widely published poet and performer. He was the founder of Tropos Press, Inc. (1976-2001), one of the region’s most respected alternative literary presses, as well as THE PEARL (1980-2001), a Baltimore journal of the literary and “spontaneous” arts. He served for more than a decade as a literary panelist for the Mayor’s Committee on Arts and Culture and was instrumental in the creation of the Artscape Literary Arts Award. David’s published works include Ten Poems (1973), Gig (1976), Catenae (1989), Ode to Stella (1990), American Night (1992), and Human Nature (1995). He also has collaborated with visual artists Thea Osato and Julia Kim Smith on multimedia projects, and has co-produced two documentary shorts, “Fluid Movement” and “One Nice Thing”.

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

For more information, please contact
Dan Kagan spiralstaircasepoetry@gmail.com



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 weekends. This garage is about a five-minute walk from the 49 West Coffehouse.

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.


November 17, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm