First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series

Georgetown Library

First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series

Two featured poets followed by open mic

The Georgetown Neighborhood Library continues its second year of First Thursday Evening Poetry Reading Series.

Herb Guggenheim is the series coordinator. Well-known local poets will gather at the library to read from their works every month. There will be two featured poets for each month, and the readings will be followed by an open mic.

June's featured poets are Beth Konkoski and Gregory Luce:

Beth Konkoski is a writer and high school English teacher living in Northern Virginia.  Her fiction and poetry have appeared in various literary journals including: Story, The Potomac Review, The Baltimore Review and Gargoyle.  In 2010 her chapbook, Noticing the Splash was published by BoneWorld Press.  She was nominated for a Best of the Net Award in 2014 and won the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest in 2013.

Gregory Luce, author of Signs of Small Grace (Pudding House Publications), Drinking Weather (Finishing Line Press), and Memory and Desire (Sweatshoppe Publications), has published widely in print and online. He is the 2014 Larry Neal Award winner for adult poetry, given by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Please join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, to support our local poets. Bring your own poems to read.

For more information, please contact Herb Guggenheim at