On May 19, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., poet Marian Cannon Dornell (pictured right) will share her poetry at The Creeger House, located at 11 N. Church Street in Thurmont.
Poets and lovers of poetry are also welcome to share their original or favorite works during the open mic session that precedes Dornell’s reading. A retired registered nurse, specializing in psychiatric/mental health nursing and hospice, Dornell lives in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. She regularly gives poetry readings in her community, along with talks about race and society. She will read from her latest work, Unicorn in Captivity, published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press. Other works of poetry have appeared in On the Issues: The Progressive Women’s Quarterly, and in Kinfolks: a journal of black expression. She won an honorable mention in the 2013 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Contest. Dornell has studied with PSU professor and poet Robin Becker, as well as poets Rebecca Foust, Kimiko Hahn, and Todd Davis. “Catoctin Voices” has been meeting at The Creeger House for over two years as a venue to showcase poets from around the region. The public is invited.