We’re kicking off Spring with a celebration of our third issue. We’re tickled to bring you the best of the best in local art, local music & of course, great local writing!

Readings by FSR contributors:
C. L. Bledsoe
Barbara DeCesare
Elizabeth Hazen
Jim Warner

CL Bledsoe is the author of 12 books, most recently Riceland. He lives in MD with his wife, poet Jillian Meyer, and their daughter.

Barbara DeCesare has performed poetry and/or tiny plays at the Geraldine R. Dodge poetry festival, the Knitting Factory, The New School, and a million laundromats, bookshops and sketchy basements. Most recently, her work has appeared in the premier SwanDive anthology. She lives in her car with a bag of almonds and her softball equipment.

Elizabeth Hazen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, The Normal School, and other journals. She teaches English at Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jim Warner is the Managing Editor of Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public Radio Program at Benedictine University and the author of two poetry collections Too Bad It’s Poetry and Social Studies (Paper Kite Press). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in various journals including The North American Review, The Oyez Review, PANK Magazine, Five Quarterly, and The Minnesota Review. He lives in Springfield, IL.
artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio. You can listen to his podcast, Best Worst Year, at

Music by:
Community Center
Baltimore’s indie rock band Community Center has spent the last year taking their highly-arranged bar rock anthems from every stage in the city to every radio station around still playing rock music. Known for energetic shows featuring cello, violin, clarinet, saxophone, and accordion, this group of seven storytellers has worked hard to become one of Baltimore’s most promising bands.

Hosted at Gallery 788 in Hampden.
Current gallery showing by Lania D’Agostino (

$10 at the door, with your pick of one of our delicious back issues.
Check out the Facebook event page here!