Connections Literary Readings

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Cover of Connections Magazine Fall 2017

The Connections Literary Series is sponsored by the CSM Languages and Literature Department.

For advance tickets, please e-mail your request to Copies of the books featured in the Connections Literary Series can be purchased at any CSM College Store location or online.

Connections Reading

Come out and meet the most engaging and interesting authors in literature today as they read from and reflect on their works. Readings take place on the campuses of CSM. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

  • For advance tickets please contact the CSM Box Office at or 301-934-7828.
  • Copies of the books featured in the Connections Literary Series can be purchased at any CSM College Store location or online at
  • Audio Files of Previous Readings are available on the CSMDTube YouTube site.

Upcoming Readings

Author/Historian Jeff Biggers

October 5, 2018, 7:30 p.m, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium | Tickets: $3 in advance; $5 at the event; or $3 with CSM Student ID


With Resistance, Jeff Biggers opens a new window into American history and its meaning today. In a recovery of unsung heroes, including Revolutionary forefather Thomas Paine, Resistance is a provocative reconsideration of the American Revolution, bringing alive early Native American, African American, and immigrant struggles, women’s rights, and environmental justice movements. With lucidity, meticulousness, and wit, Biggers unfolds one of our country’s best-kept secrets: in dealing with the most challenging issues of every generation, resistance to duplicitous civil authority has defined our quintessential American story.

Poet Alan King

November 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, Room 119 | Tickets: $3 in advance; $5 at the event; or $3 with CSM Student ID

Alan KingAlan King is an author, poet, journalist and videographer, who lives with his wife and daughter in Bowie, MD.  He’s a communications specialist for a national nonprofit and a senior editor at Words Beats & Life‘s global hip hop journal.  King is the author of POINT BLANK and DRIFT. As a visiting author for Pen Faulkner’s Writers-in-Schools program, he’s inspiring the next generation of readers and writers. Through Pen Faulkner, his visits, as one teacher put it, help young people “see literature as it happens, rather than as it happened in history.”

Connections Literary Magazine Publication Reading

December 7, 7:30 p.m., La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room (Room 103)

This event is FREE; no tickets required.

Contributors to the Fall 2018 “Connections” Literary Magazine will read and discuss their published works.

Want to be published?
The "Connections" Literary Magazine is a regional literary journal published twice a year that features poems, stories, artwork, and photography. Sometimes included is material from visiting authors. The NEW deadline to submit for the fall issue is October 26. Learn more here.

The Connections Literary Series is sponsored by CSM's English, Communication, and Languages Division, and, in part, by the Arts Council of Calvert County, the Charles County Arts Alliance, the St. Mary’s County Arts Council, and the Maryland State Arts Council.


Arts Council of Calvert County
Charles County Arts Alliance
Maryland State Arts Council
St. Mary’s County Arts Council