Editor and free-lance writer Rose Solari of Takoma Park has won an Artscape literary award for her collection of poetry "The Stolen World." Other winning entries in the annual competition are Carol Hoover's short story "Being Towards Death" and "Tides of Time," a one-act play by Jeanne Frank and William Evan Fetterolf.
Ms. Hoover, a resident of Rockville, is president of Ariadne Press and editor of "How to Write an Uncommonly Good Novel." A former dancer, Ms. Frank lives in the town of Princess Anne and has spent the past 10 years working on an oral history project of Somerset County. Mr. Fetterolf, from Berlin, has worked as a graphics designer and photographer.
The poetry and fiction will be published in chapbook editions of 250 each, which will be available at Artscape in July. The winning play will premiere in a read-through July 23 and will be presented by a theatrical company in the fall.
Tom O'Grady, English professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Va., judged the poetry competition. Novelist Anne Tyler judged the short story category. Tazewell Thompson, artistic director of Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, N.Y., selected the winning play.
The awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. July 23 in the Moot Court Room of the University of Baltimore Law Center on Maryland Avenue and Oliver Street.
The 14th annual Festival of Poets and Poetry at St. Mary's College of Maryland offers an open poetry reading, writing workshops and a candle light reading by guest poets next
weekend in St. Mary's City. All events are free.
Poets and writers from the Mid-Atlantic region are invited to read from their works from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday in Montgomery Hall Upper Commons at the college. Each reading is limited to five minutes.
Poetry workshops are slated from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Daugherty-Palmer Commons. Topics are "Saying It Clear," led by Bruce Weigl, and "Writing Your Life," led by Maria Mazziotti Gillan.
Guest poets Grace Cavalieri, Lucille Clifton, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Reuben Jackson, Beth Joselow, Bruce Weigl and Barb Wilson will give a candlelight reading from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the reconstructed statehouse in historic St. Mary's City.
A fiction reading by Richard Bausch and Wayne Karlin is scheduled for 2 p.m. next Sunday in Daugherty-Palmer Commons.
College rooms may be rented for those who wish to stay overnight at . For details, call (301) 862-0239.
The deadline is June 15 to apply to be a member of Resurgam Gallery, an art and fine craft cooperative at 910 S. Charles St. in Federal Hill. For details, call (410) 962-0513.
Kenneth Hoke-Witherspoon, a senior reference specialist at the Welch Medical Library at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a playwright in residence for the Young People's Theatre Program at Center Stage has won a fellowship from Northwood University in Midland, Mich. He will use the 10-week summer residency to work on a script that follows the life of an African-American male from his winning of a prep school scholarship to the birth of his first child.
The Maryland State Arts Council is seeking information about the state's minority artists and minority-run arts organizations for a new multicultural directory. The council also hopes to learn more about such non-arts minority organizations as schools, churches and libraries that present arts in their communities.
The arts council makes funds available to arts organizations for general operating costs and for special projects. Non-arts organizations can also receive money for a variety of arts projects and programs. Individual artists may apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $6,000.
Although the multicultural directory is slated for completion this summer, it will become a continuing project. For details, call (410) 333-8232.