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A Celebration of Writing and Conversation featuring Hiram Larew, Patti Ross, and Judith Krummeck

Please join The Ivy for an evening of reading, writing, and conversation featuring Hiram Larew, Patti Ross, and Judith Krummeck. This event will be held in-person, on The Ivy's back patio.

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Hiram Larew’s fifth collection of poems, Mud Ajar, was published in 2021 by Atmosphere Press.  His poems have received the Louisiana Literature Prize, the washington review poetry blue ribbon, and have been nominated for four Pushcarts.  His work has also appeared in recent issues of Poetry South, The Brown Critique, Contemporary American Voices, Honest Ulsterman, Amsterdam Quarterly and Best Poetry Online.  He’s received an artists’ grants from Arts Councils as well as the United Nations United Nations for his Poetry X Hunger initiative which encourages poets to contribute to local and worldwide anti-hunger efforts.  And, he founded the Voices of Woodlawn, a powerful program of poetry, music and art that explores America’s tragic history of slavery. He assists WBJC Classical Radio (91.5 FM) identify poets for featuring on the widely broadcast Booknotes program. Dr. Larew is a Courtesy Faculty at five U. S. universities. He lives in Maryland, USA. www.HiramLarewPoetry.com

Judith Krummeck is a writer, broadcaster, and immigrant living in Baltimore. Since emigrating from South Africa in the late 1990s, Judith has been the evening drive time host for Maryland’s classical music station, WBJC, 91.5 FM—where she also hosts the bi-monthly series BookNotes—and she is the author of two books. "Beyond the Baobab" is a collection of essays about her immigrant experience. "Old New Worlds"—a finalist in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the 4th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards—is a biographical memoir that intertwines Judith's immigrant story with that of her great-great-grandmother. Her screenplay "Philida," based on the novel of the same name by the award-winning South African writer André Brink, is currently in development in Cape Town. Judith holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Rumpus, Past Ten, Monkeybicycle, Atticus Review, and Baltimore Fishbowl.

After retiring from a career in technology, Patti Ross rediscovered her love of writing and currently shares her voice as the spoken-word artist little pi. Patti hosts EC Poetry and Prose Open Mic in Ellicott City, Maryland, and the online series First Fridays under the organizational umbrella of Maryland Writers Association of which she is a board member. She also actively supports several Baltimore youth nonprofits as a board member and advisor. A lifelong advocate for the disenfranchised and homeless, Patti writes poems about the racially marginalized as well as society’s traumatization of the human spirit. Her poems are published in the Pen In Hand Journal, PoetryXHunger website, and Oyster River Pages: Composite Dreams Issue, as well as other online zines.






Event Details

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:00pm


The Ivy Bookshop, Back Patio
5928 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

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