Upcoming Events at HoCo MWA

Spoken Word, featuring an overview of this fascinating genre by Patti Ross, along with examples voiced by a professional actor.  We will also have the opportunity to try our hands at creating texts. Who knows, maybe you will have your effort read aloud by a professional who really knows how to give it maximum impact!

** Note: This meeting will also have elections for the HoCo Chapter Officers for the next year. Come let your voices be heard and your votes registered.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
7:00 – 9:00
Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

About the Speakers

Patti Ross is an enthusiastic supporter of equitable access to education and a life-long learner. She holds a Master’s degree in human resource management. Ms. Ross has passion for homeless services and has been an active volunteer at Sarah’s Hope, Mount Street, an emergency shelter for women and children in West Baltimore. She is the co-Founder of the Baltimore site of the non-profit So What Else Can We Do to Help and actively participates in the sites programming. She is also a member of the board of the Marki Foundation and as a lover of literature and an aspiring poet Ms. Ross holds the position of Secretary for the Maryland Writers Association. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority an international public service sorority.

Niles Finklea is a versatile Actor with a background in Theater, Television, Commercials, and Film. He has trained at the Yale University, Studio Theater, Goucher College, and with Acting Coach, Denise Diggs. Some of his credits include: Dutchman, Ananse, Fannie Lou Hamer Musical, Much Ado About Nothing, Survivor’s Remorse, Kevin Probably Saves the World, Loving, For My Man, Animal Farm, and more. He is also a Spoken Word Poet/Songwriter, Public Speaker, Impressionist, and an Improv Actor. Currently, he is striving for growth within his craft.


And coming up:

16 August – Poetry in Motion, a workshop led by JA Grier.

20 September –Mauled Men, Drowned Dames, and Crispy Critters: a Body Disposal Primer for Writers, led by Jeanne Adams

18 October – Get your short fiction, poetry, and screenplay excerpts polished up because this is our annual Open Mic and Critique!

HoCo continues to collect new or gently-used books for HopeWorks. (The Howard County Domestic Violence Center.) All genres and age groups are needed, but due to the nature of their services, they request that the books contain no mention of violence against women or children.