CSM’s Connections Literary Series Presents a Fall of History, Poetry

Civil War historian and author

Calendar w/photos & one Spanish calendar listing

The College of Southern Maryland’s Connections Literary Series will host an exciting fall series featuring the works of a historian who explores the vast forces and personalities of the Civil War and a poet who celebrates a place where the common man is the ultimate poet, free from the corrupting forces of the world.

On Oct. 12, Philadelphia native and CSM President, Bradley M. Gottfried will host a presentation and discussion of his books on the Civil War and how the war shaped our nation. Gottfried has a doctorate in zoology from Miami University, a master’s of science in biology from Western Illinois University and a bachelor’s in biology from West Chester University. He is the author of six books including, “Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade,” “Roads to Gettysburg,” “The Brigades of Gettysburg,” “Kearny’s Own,” “Maps of Gettysburg,” and the forthcoming “The Artillery of Gettysburg.” He is a regular contributor to “Gettysburg Magazine” and “Civil War Times Illustrated.” The reading will be held at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, Room 206 at 7:30 p.m.

On Nov. 2, the college will welcome bilingual poet Martin Espada, who will read from his eighth collection of poetry, “The Republic of Poetry.” In addition to scholarly articles, speeches and contributions, Espada is the author of “Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002,” “Rebellion Is the Circle of a Lover's Hands,” “Imagine the Angels of Bread,” “City of Coughing and Dead Radiators,” and the audio book “Now the Dead Will Dance the Mambo.” He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Robert Creeley Award, an Independent Publisher Book Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the PEN/Revson Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships and a 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. His poems have appeared in “The New Yorker,” “The New York Times Book Review” and “The Nation.” He is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The reading will be held at the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Room 113 at 7:30 p.m.

Rounding out the fall 2007 series will be the Connections Magazine publication reading Dec. 7 at the La Plata Campus, Learning Resources Building (LR), Room 102. Writers and artists who contributed to the fall issue will read and discuss their works during this free event. Deadline to submit is Oct. 31. For submission guidelines, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Connections/guidelines.html

Since 1990, the Connections Literary Series has held readings featuring nationally award-winning contemporary writers, poets and artists who share their work and time with residents of Southern Maryland. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $2, general admission, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are available the night of each reading. For information call, 301-934-7864 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7864 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7864 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7864 for Calvert County or visit http://www.csmd.edu/Connections/.

Calendar

The Civil War: A Presentation and Discussion with Bradley M. Gottfried. Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Civil War Historian and CSM President Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried will read from and discuss his books on the Civil War and how this event helped shape our nation. Part of CSM’s Connections Literary Series. $2. 301-934-7864 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7864 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7864 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7864 for Calvert County or visit www.csmd.edu/Connections.

The Republic of Poetry – Poet Martin Espada. Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, Center for Business and Industry (BI), Room 113, La Plata. Poet Martin Espada will read from his eighth collection, “The Republic of Poetry.” “The Republic of Poetry” has no boundaries, in this world “poets read to the baboons…” and “bombard the national palace/ with poems on bookmarks,/ and everyone in the courtyard/ rushes to grab a poem/ fluttering from the sky,/ blinded by weeping.” Part of CSM’s Connections Literary Series. $2. 301-934-7864 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7864 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7864 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7864 for Calvert County or visit www.csmd.edu/Connections.

The Republic of Poetry- Poeta Martín Espada. 2 de Noviembre, 7:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus. 8730 Mitchell Road, Edificio BI (Center for Business and Industry), Sala 113. El poeta Martín Espada nos presenta su octava colección de poemas ¨The Republic of Poetry¨ como parte de la Serie literaria que la Revista Connections ofrece en CSM (College of Southern Maryland). ¨The Republic of Poetry¨no tiene límites, en este mundo los poetas leen a los babuinos mientras los chilenos realizan milagros. Entrada: 2 $ (dirigido a todos los públicos) Para mas información pueden llamar a los siguientes números: Charles County: 301-934-7864 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7864 St. Mary’s County: 240-725-5499, Ext. 7864 Calvert County: 443-550-6199, Ext. 7864 O visitar www.csmd.edu/Connections.

CSM Connections Literary Journal: Submissions Deadline, Oct. 31. “Connections,” the literary journal of the College of Southern Maryland, is seeking submissions for its fall 2007 issue. Local writers and photographers are encouraged to send in their poetry, prose, essays and black and white photography to Connections@csmd.edu. Deadline is Oct. 31. Publication reading will be Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. at the CSM La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road. For submission guidelines, go to www.csmd.edu/Connections.

Connections Literary Magazine Publication Reading. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Learning Resources Building (LR), Room 102. Local writers and photographers will present and discuss their work as published in the fall 2007 issue of CSM’s literary journal “Connections”. The reading and copies of the journal are free. Some material may contain language inappropriate for young listeners. Free. 301-934-7864x or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7864 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7864 for St. Mary’s County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7864 for Calvert County or visit www.csmd.edu/Connections.

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