Tuesday, February 22, 2011

March 5th Book Release, Poetry Reading @ Charmed Life Studios

Book Release and Poetry Reading


By Virginia Crawford

March 5th, 2011
6:00PM to 10:00PM

Charmed Life Studios
4505 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
(804) 854-5548

Charmed Life Studio is moving beyond the visual arts, and into the fast paced world of book signings and poetry reading. We will be the hosting the second stop in Virginia Crawford’s book tour, celebrating the release of her first solo book, Touch, published by Finishing Line Press. It’s a poetry reading. It’s a book signing. There’s going to be live music provided by Jennifer Parde. There will also be complimentary food and beverage provided by Virginia Crawford. It’s all happening March 5th starting at 6:00PM and ending at 10:00PM.

These poems serve as a meditation on what it means to be broken open by love. Touch aims to
help us open the curtain and raise up that good and human face – the one we all share, the one
that hungers for luminosity.

Michael S. Glaser, Poet Laureate of Maryland 2004-2009,
Professor Emeritus, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Jennifer Parde is a singer-songwriter/pianist living in the Baltimore area. Jennifer majored in Jazz at Goucher College, and was a student of the late Pam Bricker. Recently, Jennifer has been singing with the Mood Swings Big Band and playing keyboards for the folk-rock group Midway Fair. Jennifer is currently revitalizing her solo career, and has one self-produced solo album, entitled "Natural Surreality".

Born in Baltimore City, Virginia Crawford is a graduate of Emerson College, Boston and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She is the proud parent of two children and has been married for thirteen years. Virginia lives in Baltimore and teaches poetry through the Maryland State Arts Council. To learn more about her workshops for elementary students, go to: www.virginiacrawford.intuitwebsites.com. You may also follow her at: http://www.virginiacrawford.blogger.com/.