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Words on the Thirds

Congratulations to Nancy Murray on the publication of her new book The Colors of Fear. For more information about Nancy click here.


Congratulations to George Miller whose poem on Marjory Stoneman Douglas has been accepted by the American Writers Review / San Fedele Press for the 2023 publication!

Words on the Thirds is a program of free monthly poetry-writing workshops. Intended to establish and support a community of poets, or would-be poets, our workshops explore and fuel the lyrical art that lives within everyone. 

Our first year concludes with a collaborative exhibition and publication entitled Liminal Spaces.  For more information about the exhibit and the book click here

All are welcome to attend any monthly workshop. No experience necessary! Come for one workshop or come every month. Each Words on the Thirds session incl
udes: writing prompts, exercises, workshopping, peer review, and info about regional poetry events and opportunities.  Scroll down for more on the

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Nancy Murray, Coordinator for Words on the Thirds, sharing information about the workshops and the culminating exhibition and publication during the Words on the Thirds Launch Party

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May Brainstorming Session


June workshop Theme : Pride

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Maggie Benshaw, Poet Laureate of Annapolis, reading her poetry at the Words on the Thirds Launch Party

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Hiram Larew reading a sampling of his poetry at the opening of the Common Ground exhibition on June 25th at Arts Lab of South County


Poetry In the field, July 2023

About the Workshops
Each session will focus on a different theme selected in advance by the participants. Past themes have included:  Common, Ground, Mashup, Hunger, Overheard Conversations.


Each workshop will begin with brief discussion and practice in a specific poetic device.


Each session will include: writing prompts, exercises, workshopping, peer review, and updates
about regional poetry events and opportunities.


Workshop guidelines will ensure a safe space for all to explore and experiment with ideas.


Workshops are held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month.


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Nancy Murray and Maggie Benshaw at the launch party for Words on the Thirds

Theme for May:

Crossword Clues and Answers


Workshops are held on the third Wednesday of the month

6-8:30pm at:

Arts Lab

312 Deale, Rd.

Tracys, Landing, MD 20779

Space is limited and registration is required.


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