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Tue, Oct 13


The Clubhouse

Better Living Through Poetry- 5 week series

Five encounters reflecting, reciting, interpreting and talking through the ways you can weave the experience of poetry into everyday life.

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Better Living Through Poetry- 5 week series
Better Living Through Poetry- 5 week series

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM

The Clubhouse, 10 St Timothys Ln, Catonsville, MD 21228, USA


About the Event

In Person: Five encounters reflecting, reciting, interpreting, and talking through the ways you can weave the experience of poetry into everyday life. Themes include the impertinence of poems in a world of prose, welcoming surprise, the poem as travel companion, the poem as consolation (and discomfort), found poems, the shape(s) of poems, music and memory, poetry as resistance and persistence, and of course the perennials—love, sex, and death. Selections mainly from 20th and 21st century American poetry, but also world literature of the past two millennia. A surprise visitor or two.

Tuesdays 7pm, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10. Tickets are free, but space is limited due to social distancing. This series will be held in the Main Hall.  A separate livestreaming class will also be offered via separate registration.


Reading Poems—and Being Read by Them


A Million Little Pieces: Word and Line


Sound, Image, Synapses


Containers and Things Contained


In Praise of Wasting Time

Stephen McKenna taught English and rhetoric at Catholic University for over three decades. He holds a bachelor’s in American literature and creative writing from Duke University, a master’s in fine arts in writing from Johns Hopkins, and a doctorate in rhetoric from Catholic University. He lives in Old Ellicott City, where he writes, cooks, fishes, and plays folk music, measuring out the days with coffee spoons and verse.

Whet your appetite? Try Eating Poetry.

These workshops are provided through the support of the Baltimore County Arts Guild, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Citizens of Baltimore County.

The Baltimore County Arts Guild complies with all county and state safety guidelines related to Covid 19. Social distancing and masks are required. In the event that this class can not be held in-person due to changing circumstances, it will be held online.

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