Join poet Shirley J. Brewer at the Ivy Bookshop on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. as she launches her new book of poetry, After Words, about the 2010 murder of Stephen Pitcairn in Charles Village.
Picairn died in the street just one block from Brewer’s home in Baltimore’s Charles Village neighborhood.
Brewer gives tragedy a voice. In words both spare and poignant, she creates an awareness of the staggering ways violence robs everyone – families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and society as a whole. In After Words, her sorrow is specific, for Stephen and the Pitcairn family, but it is also universal – for every person whose life has been lacerated by crime.
Shirley J. Brewer is an educator and workshop facilitator. Her poetry has appeared in The Cortland Review, Comstock Review, Passager, Free Lunch, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Pearl, Evening Street Review and other publications. Her poetry chapbook, A Little Breast Music, was published in 2008 by Passager Books. Shirley lives in the Baltimore community of Charles Village.
Join Shirley Brewer at The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, on Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit The Ivy Bookshop website.