The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md., will celebrate its 33rd birthday today between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. during the spring Open House, which was postponed earlier this year due to inclement weather. Those that purchase two tickets to the event will received one free membership to The Writer’s Center.
Both Carolyn Forche and Pagan Kennedy will be on hand to celebrate the occasion after a busy day yesterday, March 20, at the one-day conference Writing the Future.
On hand to celebrate the occasion will be author and poet Carolyn Forche, who has written four books of poetry — Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, and Gathering the Tribes. She has an MFA from Bowling Green State University and is the editor of Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness. She’s received a number of awards and fellowships, including one from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Pagan Kennedy is the second headliner for the event, and she’s an alumnus of The Writer’s Center and author of ten books. Her books are in a variety of genres from biography to cultural history and the novel. She has contributed to The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Her book Black Livingstone earned her the Massachusetts Book Award and made the New York Times notable list. Other books from Kennedy include Confessions of a Memory Eater and Spinsters.
Catherine Leggett will host the celebration, which will take place in the Lefcowitz Theatre of The Writer’s Center.
The Writer’s Center is situated on Walsh Street in Bethesda, Md., and there is public parking across the street. Attendees also can take the Metro’s Red Line and get off at the Bethesda metro stop.
For more detailed directions, please visit the center’s Website.
For more information about Pagan Kennedy, visit her Website; For more information about Carolyn Forche, please go here; For additional details about the 33rd Birthday event at The Writer’s Center, please visit the events page.