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Voices Events 2019

March 28th, 2019
8:15PM, DPC

VOICES Reading:

Alumni Poets Clare Hogan and Mary Adelle

     Mary Adelle (‘11) is the author, artist, and designer of Girl Flame (Babe Press, 2016), a book of spells disguised as poems. Her work has been seen in Alien Mouth, Ink Press Productions, Baltimore Style, and more. She is the founder of The Consent Collective, an organization with the mission to better sex education through facilitation of honest, open dialogues about consent, problematic gender roles, and healthy relationships. She currently lives in Downtown Frederick with her partner and their two cats. In her free time, she roller skates.

     Clare Hogan (’16) is a writer from Chevy Chase, Maryland. Her poems have received a Meader Family Award and an Academy of American Poets Prize. She received her MFA in poetry from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, where she is currently a Zell Fellow in poetry.


April 11th, 2019
8:15PM, DPC

VOICES Reading: Lady Brion

     Brion Gill, "Lady Brion," is an international spoken word artist, poetry coach, activist, organizer, and educator. She is the 2016 National Poetry Slam Champion and 2017 Southern Fried Regional Slam Champion. She received her BA in Communications from Howard University and her MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Design from the University of Baltimore. She is the author of the written & spoken word project —“With My Head Unbowed, “ an aural-literary experience. She currently sits on the board of DewMore Baltimore and is the cultural curator for Baltimore’s grassroots think tank, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. 

Past Events

March 1st, 2019
8:15PM, DPC

     The evening will feature poetry readings and reflections to honor St. Mary’s College’s former Distinguished Professor of the Humanities Lucille Clifton.
Feburary 21st, 2019
8:15PM, DPC

VOICES Reading: Poet Sami Miranda

     Sami Miranda is a poet, teacher and visual artist from the Bronx who has made Washington, D.C. his home.  His poetry is included in various online and print journals, and anthologies.  His chapbook, “Departure” was published by Central Square Press in 2017. His visual work is included in university and private collections and has been exhibited in Washington, D.C., New York and Puerto Rico. He holds an MFA in poetry from the Bennington Writing Seminars.

December 6th, 2018

 8:15 PM, DPC

VOICES Reading: Creative Nonfiction Writer Eddy Harris



     Eddy Harris is the author of six books of literary non-fiction. His books are sometimes classified as memoir, sometimes, as travel writing, sometimes as cultural reportage, and always as books about identity and race in America -- even when he's writing about traveling in Africa or living in Paris.  As USA Today put it "Eddy Harris isn't your everyday tourist.  His travels almost always have a purpose, and that purpose is to write about not only what he sees, but what he feels."

     Born an Indiana Hoosier but raised in St. Louis, the city which claims him as a native son, he began his writing career immediately after graduating from Stanford University and three weeks working at IBM.  He lives in France and has just completed a documentary film River to the Heart -- an examination of the myth and reality of place.

November 1st, 2018

 8:15 PM, DPC

VOICES Reading: Poet Joseph Ross




     Joseph Ross is the author of three books of poetry: Ache (2017, Gospel of Dust (2013) and Meeting Bone Man (2012). His poems appear in many places including, The Los Angeles Times, Poet Lore, Xavier Review, The Southern Quarterly and Drumvoices Revue. He has received multiple Pushcart Prize nominations and won the 2012 Pratt Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Prize. He recently served as the 23rd Poet-in-Residence for the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society in Howard County, Maryland. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. and writes regularly at www.JosephRoss.net.

October 4th, 2018

 8:15 PM, DPC


VOICES READING: Creative Nonfiction Writer Angie Chuang

     Angie Chuang is a nonfiction writer and journalism educator based in Denver, Colorado. Her debut memoir, The Four Words for Home (Willow Books 2014), won an Independent Publisher Book Award bronze medal, and was a finalist for the Saroyan, International Rubery, and Hoffer prizes. Her work has appeared in appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Litro, VelaThe Asian American Literary Review, Hyphen, The Washington Post, several editions of The Best Women's Travel Writing, and more. She is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and was at American University in Washington D.C. before that. She has received fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, Hedgebrook, Jentel, The Studios of Key West, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale, and others. She is working on a second book, an enhanced memoir called The Other One: The Book of Choices and Choice-making.

Grateful thanks is offered to the Arts Alliance, the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee and the Department of English for support for all these events.