Past Appearances

Some Recent Past Appearances


In the Company of Laureates
Hyldton Performing Arts Center
Manassas, VA


Music by Kayla and Lina Glaser In the

In the Company of Laureates

Hylton Performing Arts Center

Manassas, VA

October 8, 2019


Frostburg State University

Indie Lit Festibval

October 4-5, 2019


Bethesda Urban Development

Poetry Evening

World Artists Experiences Writing Project
Publication Celebration
Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C.

May, 2017



An Evening of Poetry and Fiction
with Michael S. Glaser and Karina Yan Glaser
Music by Kayla and Lina Glaser

Cranberry House, Cranberry Is. ME

July, 2017



Dancing on the Fragile Edges of the World
An Evening Concert of Music and Poetry
with Brian Ganz, Michael S. Glaser and Deanna Nikado

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

September 2017


Bread for the Journey 2017: A Celebration of Poetry and the Human Spirit

with Keynoter Mark Nepo
and Rick Benjamin, Judy Brown, Kenneth Carroll, Kurtis Lamkin, Deanna Nikado, and others

at the Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA

September 2016


World Artists Experiences Writing Project
Publication Celebration
at the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Embassy of Sultanate of Oman, Washington, D.C.

April 2016


The 8th Annual Read Across America at Chesapeake High School in Pasadena, Maryland
Keynote Address and writing workshop on the power of poetry.

February 2015


World Artist Experiences Publication Celebration

French Embassy, Washington, D.C

Aapril, 2015


Bread for the Journey: A Celebration of Poetry and the Human Spirit

Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center, Bangor, PA

with Rick Benjamin, Judy Brown, John Fox, Evie Shockley and others
Keynote Speaker:  Naomi Shihab Nye

September – October   2015

Kensington Row Bookshop at 7 PM with Patricia Davis


Monday, September 8, 2014
Poetry Reading at the North Wall
South Parade, Oxford, England


Friday, October 18 – Sunday,  October 20  2014
Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA
Living the Questions that Poetry Invites Us to Explore
A weekend retreat of reading, writing and sharing

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
An Evening with the Muse:  Poetry and Music in Praise of What Is Sacred
with Michael S. Glaser & Brian Ganz


Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Faculty Creative Writing Workshop
Community College of Baltimore


Saturday, April 26, 2014
2014 Maryland Writers Association Conference
“A Place For The Genuine:  The Poet In The Poem”


Thursday, March 6, 2014, 4:30 PM
Poems from the Littoral Edge
Ambassador II      Palm Beach, FL


Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:00 noon
“Poetry as a Spiritual Practice”
Wesley Theological Seminary   Washington, D.C.

Opening Our Hearts to Metaphor and Meaning –
A Three Day Circle of Trust ® Retreat on the Ocean – Steeped in the Healing Power of Poetry Pawley’s Island, South Carolina
Michael S. Glaser, Poet Laureate of Maryland 2004-2009,
Kathleen W. Glaser, and Sally Z. Hare, National Circle of Trust Facilitators


An Evening Honoring Lucille Clifton and HoCoPoLitSo’s Writer-in-Residence Program Lecture and Reading
Saturday, November 9      Howard Community College

Drawing in to Winter’s Light:  A One Day Retreat
Saturday, November 16  Camp Letts, MD

Discussion of State Poet Laureate Programs and Readings
Saturday, November 3     Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Aligning with the Muse: The (secret) Joys of Revision
Saturday, October 12, 2013   Eastern Shore Writers Association

The Poet Experience Poetry Reading (with Lisa Munson)
September 27, 2013  at Zu Coffee, Annapolis, MD

Poetry and Song (With Singer/Songwriter Simon Spire)
July 21, 2013  Cranberry Is., ME

Poetry from the Pulpit
June 2, 2013   Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Easton, MD

The Gunston School, Graduation Speaker
June 8, 2013   Chestertown, MD

Chinese Embassy
Tuesday, April 23    Chinese Embassy, Washington, DC

Bread for the Journey: A Celebration of Poetry and the Human Spirit
(with Li-Young Lee, John Fox, Susan Deborah King, Judy Brown, and Kathleen Glaser)
April 15-18     Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA

Great Spirit Bear Coast Rainforest Event
Thursday, March 21 (6:00 PM)     Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore, MD

A Tribute to Lucille Clifton
Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 (6:30 p.m.)   Enoch Pratt Central Library, Baltimore

Publication Celebration:  The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010 BOA Ltd
September 20, 2010    Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL

Returning Your Heart to Itself:  Poetry and the Opening Door
Oct 26-28, 2012    Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center  With Michael and Kathleen Glaser

Come Celebrate with Me: A Commemoration of the Life and Poetry of Lucille Clifton
November 2, 2012   7:30 p.m.    The College of Southern Maryland

Art and Social Justice: the power of poetry for exploring values-based choices
Thursday, Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m.    Coastal Carolina University


Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement, Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore Ethical Society, The Bay to Ocean Writer’s Conference, The University of Maryland, DeSales University in Pennsylvania,  Split this Rock in Washington, D.C., The Key School, Annapolis, The Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis, The Calvert, Chestertown, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot, Worchester, Wicomico and St. Mary’s County Public  Libraries,  The Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD,  Mt. Airy Mansion, Upper Marlboro, The b.b. Bistro, Annapolis, Frederick Community College, Hood College, The College of Southern Maryland, Poetry at Churchill’s, Pottstown, PA.,  St. John’s College, Annapolis,  War-Wic College, Salisbury, The Kensington Row Bookshop, Washington, D.C., The Easton Arts Center, The National Cathedral, Wesleyan Theological Seminary,  The Ambassador II, Palm Beach, FL. Maryvale School, Brooklandville, MD., Poetry in the Park, Annapolis, The Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL.

Some past Keynote addresses:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland; Maryland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; Maryland Environmental Educators; Costal Librarians Assoc.; World Artists Experiences (for MD. International Education Month); Kreykenbohm, Lecture, Hagerstown Community College; National Cathedral, Cathedral College Conference:  Approaching God through Poetry; Washington County Public Schools

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