Monday, January 26, 2009

A Space Inside Reading

DC poets Anne Harding Woodworth and Rosemary Winslow will read from their work as a part of A Space Inside on next Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. at Riverby Books on Capitol Hill.

Anne Harding Woodworth's most recent book is SPARE PARTS, A Novella in Verse (Turning Point, 2008). She is the author of two other books and two chapbooks. Her essays and poetry have appeared in U.S. and Canadian journals, such as TriQuarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly, Connecticut Review, Antigonish Review, and Poet Lore, as well as at several sites on line. She has an MFA in poetry from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a member of the Poetry Board at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Rosemary Winslow lives in downtown Washington, D.C. and teaches at The Catholic University of America. Her book of poems, Green Bodies (The Word Works, 2007) explores the complexities of love in a difficult world and finds beauty, grace, and forgiveness. Her poetry has been published in numerous anthologies (e.g.,Voices from Frost Place, Beloved of the Earth, The Farmer's Daughter) and magazines (e.g., Beltway, Cafe Review, Gargoyle, Potomac Review, Southern Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, 32 Poems, and Locus Point. Her work has won three Larry Neal Awards and fellowships from The D.C. Arts Commission and Vermont Studio Center. Dozens of her essays on poetry, rhetoric, style, and teaching writing have appeared in journals and books. She has taught poetry in shelters for the homeless and other community settings.

Starting its fourth year, A Space Inside provides a space where developing writers, lesser known voices, and the work better-known writers create between books can be heard. Monthly readings alternate between poetry and prose, but all readers are DC-based writers. All readings, which are free and open to the public, are hosted by Riverby Books with a reception following. Questions should be directed to series organizer Monica F. Jacobe at

Riverby Books is located at 417 East Capitol Street, SE, just north of Eastern Market and four blocks east of the U.S. Capitol. A seller of used and rare books, they are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and can be reached at (202) 543-4342. Please call for directions, if needed.


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