Connections Literary Series

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Connections Magazine

Connections Magazine Fall 2022Connections Literary Magazine is a regional literary journal published twice a year that features the very best poems, stories, artwork, and photography of Southern Maryland. Also included in each issue is featured material from visiting writers. Publication readings take place in December and May each year.

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Want to be published? Connections Literary Magazine is now accepting submissions. Poetry, short stories, and black and white photography are accepted for consideration. See submission guidelines for more information.

Connections Literary Readings

Since it began in 1990, the program has featured writers such as National Book Award winners Tim O'Brien and Robert Stone, Pulitzer Prize winning poets Yusef Komunyakaa and Henry Taylor, and Maryland Poet Laureates Lucille Clifton and Michael Glaser. Connections readings offer the Southern Maryland community a chance to hear from and meet established and emerging local writers up-close and personal. 

Spring 2023 Literary Series Events

Vietnamese author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai will read from and discuss her second novel, “Dust Child,” a suspenseful and moving saga about family secrets, hidden trauma...event details

A Conversation with Poets Michael Glaser and Kate Lassman...event details

Connections Literary Magazine will read and discuss their published works...event details

Thank you to our sponsors

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

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