Poet Amiri Baraka will read from his work tomorrow at the Maryland Institute

September 13, 1992|By Linell Smith | Linell Smith,Staff Writer

Artist and poet Amiri Baraka, formerly known as Leroi Jones, will read from his work at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Maryland Institute, College of Art's Mount Royal Station Auditorium.

One of the more influential African-American artists of the 20th century, Mr. Baraka has directed several community arts programs, such as the Black Arts Repertory Theatre-School in Harlem, and has written many books of poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction.

He will speak as part of the Institute's "Spectrum of Poetic Fire" poetry series organized by faculty member and poet Joe Cardarelli. Other poets scheduled to read are Edward Sanders on Sept. 21; Eileen Myles on Oct. 5; Anselm Hollo and Joe Cardarelli on Oct. 19; Anne Waldman on Oct. 26; Rudy Burckhardt on Nov. 9; and Kwelismith on Nov. 23.

The series celebrates Mr. Cardarelli's dedication to bringing poets and fiction writers to the Institute during the past 15 years.

All performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Mount Royal Station Auditorium at the corner of Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street.

Admission is $8 for the general public, $4 for students and free to Institute students, faculty and staff.

Competitions

A playwrighting competition with the theme of disability awareness has been announced by the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks' Office of Therapeutic Recreation Services. The play will be produced by the Sky Is the Limit Educational Repertory at the Regional Performing Arts Center and also will be used in Baltimore County schools. Deadline for script submission is Dec. 1. For details: (410) 887-5370.

Entries are due Saturday for a competition for exhibitions at School 33 Art Center. The exhibitions will run Feb. 13 through March 26, April 10 through May 21, and June 5 through July 16 at the art center.

Judged by sculptor Robert Gober, the contest is open to all artists within a 75-mile radius of Baltimore city. For details, call (410) 396-4641.

Auditions

Dance auditions for an original work choreographed by dancer John Clifford, founder and artistic director of the Ballet of Los Angeles, are scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday in the Todd Dance Studio of Goucher College.

The work will be performed at the college's annual fall dance concert Nov. 20 and 21.

Mr. Clifford will serve as artist-in-residence on campus from Friday to Sept. 26. During his residency, he will teach ballet classes to both intermediate and advanced dancers. The fee of $10 per class will be waived for those dancers chosen to perform in the fall concert.

The dance auditions are open to intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages. To register for an audition and for details, call (410) 337-6390.

Cancellation

The first recital of the Sylvia Adalman Concert Series, scheduled for Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. in the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at Peabody Institute, has been postponed until Feb. 17. For more information, call (410) 659-8124.

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