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(Re)Imagining Language/Silence: The Poetry of Ilya Kaminsky HoCoPoLitSo’s Thirteenth Annual Nightbird Poetry Reading

04/29/2021 to 04/29/2021

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

Live, Online Virtual Event with a pre-show starting at 7:20 p.m. Russian-born poet Ilya Kaminsky, hard of hearing since the age of four, is the author of Deaf Republic, a 2019 National Book Award finalist. Garth Greenwell wrote “Deaf Republic is a dramatic masterwork, a parable-in-poems that confronts the darkness of war and terror with the blazing light of ‘a poet in love with the world. Nightbird tickets, $15,

Zinemaking 101

04/30/2021 to 04/30/2021

8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252

Virtual Workshop: Zinemaking 101. Friday, April 30. 7pm. Zines are one of the cheapest, most accessible, and fun ways of sharing information, stories, and art! Join artist, Margaret Huey, to learn about the creativity, community, and action we can enact with zines and how to make your own with common materials you have around the house. Materials needed: scissors, drawing materials of any kind, and letter-sized paper (i.e. basic computer paper). Optional materials: needle, thread, and bone folder and/or long-arm stapler. Margaret Huey: Margaret Huey is a queer Thai-American illustrator, cartoonist, and educator based out of Baltimore, MD, forged in equal parts by manga, metal, mythology, and other things that don’t start with the letter M. Her practice is founded in using entertainment and genre fiction with queer, decolonial, and feminist ideals that hopefully get her audience to be a little more excellent to each other. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Illustration in 2017 and has been working in museum education since 2012. Her educational work focuses on youth empowerment, art, and art history, focusing on helping guests & students gain lifelong skills in critical thinking, career preparation, empathy, and empowerment through artmaking and engaging with global narratives. She also performs as DIE-TANIUM for Super Art Fight, the greatest live art show in the known universe.

Howard Community College Dance Company Concert

04/30/2021 to 05/14/2021

Virtual Event, Virtual Event, MD Virtual Event

The 2021 Howard Community College Dance Company Concert will feature student dancers performing the work of faculty and guest choreographers. Directed by Elizabeth Higgins, the production includes the choreography of Elizabeth Higgins, Alex Krebs, Darion Smith, and Vincent Thomas. This virtual concert integrates innovative movement and design, as experienced through the art of dance for the camera. Ticket holders can view the concert at their convenience from April 30 – May 14, 2021. Tickets are $5.00 for a household view. For tickets and more information, visit Registrants will receive a link and password to view the event via email confirmation.

Unapologetic: A Virtual Workshop Series for LGBTQ+ Folks

05/01/2021 to 05/01/2021

Online event hosted by HopeWorks of Howard County, Columbia, MD 21046

Unapologetic: Using the Arts & Humanities to Explore Oppression and Revolution. A Virtual Workshop Series for LGBTQ+ Folks. HopeWorks’ Self-Care & Social Justice Project is excited to host a six-session virtual workshop series to explore imbalances of power and the spirit of revolution through poetry, music, visual arts, literature, theatre, history, ethnography, and philosophy. Begins Saturday, May 22, 2021. One of HopeWorks’ guiding principles is to work towards the real change that we believe is possible; change for individuals as well as for the systems that fuel violence. The Self-Care & Social Justice Projects are designed to address this principle; providing opportunities for people to be heard, witnessed, and to become agents of change in their lives and for the community. Must be able to attend all sessions: Saturday, May 22 10am - 2pm, Saturday, May 29 2pm - 5pm, Saturday, June 5 2pm - 5pm, Saturday, June 12 2pm - 5pm, Saturday, June 19 2pm - 5pm, Saturday, June 26 2pm - 5pm. How to Apply: Application Deadline: May 1, 2021. Download and complete the application form on our website. Send your completed application to: your application has been received, we will follow-up with you to schedule a brief phone interview. Space is limited to 15 people. We will prioritize having a group that is diverse and representative of different backgrounds. This workshop series is a space for LGBTQ+ identified people. We ask that allies respect this and do not apply. Questions? Contact Maya Carey (they/them), Community Educator, at For more information visit:

Gaithersburg Book Festival

05/01/2021 to 05/28/2021

506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a free annual celebration of great books and great writing that has made its mark as one of the nation’s top literary events. Nearly 100 featured best-selling and award-winning authors – including Tom Angleberger, Alan Gratz, Meena Harris, Michio Kaku, Susan Page, Dave Roman, Lisa Scottoline and Deborah Wiles – will participate in presentations and panel discussions throughout the month of May. Other activities include interactive writing workshops via Zoom. Being held virtually in 2021, the Festival will feature programming on its YouTube channel.

Dementia Caregivers Support Group

05/03/2021 to 05/03/2021

online, online, MD online

This free Jewish Community Services’ online group provides caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related disorders a safe and confidential environment for conversation, support, resources, and education. Group meets the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month via Zoom video conferencing and/or telephone. If you are interested in participating, request information at or contact Rachel Brodsky: 410-843-7421 • Co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and Edward A. Meyerberg Center. Live-captioning may be available with 48 hour notice through Maryland Relay Service.