Shirley Brewer

Bistro in Another Realm

Location: Inner Harbor Stage

Shirley Brewer

Shirley J. Brewer is part of the Lit & Art Reading Series event.  She graduated from careers in bartending, palm-reading and speech therapy. Shirley serves as poet-in-residence at Carver Center for the Arts & Technology in Baltimore. Her poems garnish Barrow Street, Poetry East, Slant, Gargoyle, Comstock Review, and many other journals and anthologies. Shirley’s poetry chapbooks include A Little Breast Music, 2008, Passager Books, and After Words, 2013, Apprentice House. Main Street Rag released her first full-length collection of poems, Bistro in Another Realm, in 2017. Shirley was awarded the first Creativity Award for Excellence in Plorking (Play + Work) from the University of Baltimore, where she earned her Master’s degree in Creative Writing/Publishing Arts. She reads her poetry frequently in the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis corridor, and has featured at the Baltimore Book Festival, Stoop Storytelling, and on WYPR’s stellar former program, The Signal. Shirley’s self-definition: I Am Shimmering Goddess Energy.

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