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DCPP Poetry Salon and Potluck

  • Jan 25, 2014 · 7:00 PM



A salon is an informal event hosted by a member of the community. The host invites friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to enjoy a few hours of good food (i.e.,potluck), lively conversation, and a poetry reading in a home or other intimate location. This up close and personal interaction with other poets exposes guests to the way poetry was meant to be shared—Read Aloud.


DCPP member John MacDonald has graciously consented to host the first event in our new salon and potluck series at his home in Forest Glen, MD. John's home is located in walking distance from the Forest Glen Metro (For privacy reasons, his street address will be only given to the guests who sign up). So RSVP soon space available for only 15 DCPP members!

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  • Michael Anthony I.

    Hello John, thanks for hosting the Salon and Potluck! It was a great evening. The food was fantastic, the poetry was unbelievable (exquisite corpse poem anyone?) and the conversations were out of this world! Stories ranging from South African experiences, Irish cooking recipes, the importance of "Being Your Best Self" and the foiled adventures of the Grim Reaper kept all who came glued to their seats! Thanks again John. You rock!

    January 27, 2014

  • John M.

    Leftover lasagna = yum

    Maybe I'll try to make it a day ahead next time.

    January 26, 2014

  • John M.


    I sent an e-mail to everyone who is planning to come to the salon/potluck, but so far, I've only heard back from a few of you. Please e-mail me to let me know what you plan to bring. Otherwise, this might happen!

    See below:

    1 · January 24, 2014

    • Deneen W.

      Too funny! Send me the list of what is being served so far and I will make my dish fit the list.

      January 24, 2014

    • John M.

      Deneen, so far I am making lasagna (one meat and one vegetarian), someone is bringing salad with baked chicken and someone else is bringing a vegetable dish. That's all I know. See you!

      January 25, 2014

  • Olivia


    January 24, 2014

  • Renee C.

    would like to join -once the location is confirmed

    January 24, 2014

  • Deneen W.

    I got the email and I will let you know what food I am preparing for Saturday sometime tomorrow okay.

    January 21, 2014

  • John M.


    I just sent e-mails to all the people signed up for the salon. If you are signed up and did not receive an e-mail, please e-mail me through the DCPP Meetup ASAP!

    Thanks, and see you Saturday night!


    January 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hope to join the gathering, depending on location

    January 10, 2014

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