author | poet
Maureen McDole was born in St. Petersburg. She is a direct descendant of carnies, carpenters and fishermen. This do-it-yourself ethos in her DNA infuses every area of her life. As far back as she can remember she loved to write. Her first book of poems, “Exploring My Options,” came out in 2006. This was the first title from Summerfolk Press, which she founded with Gabriel Garling. In December 2008, Maureen graduated from USF-St. Petersburg with a BA in English Literature. Her second poetry book, “Longing for the Deep End,” was released in December 2011. Maureen is currently working on her third collection of poems. She is the recipient of St. Petersburg Art Alliance’s 2016 MUSE Award for Literary Arts. She is also the VP of Friends of the Mirror Lake Library. Maureen has been leading workshops and speaking about creativity for over 15 years. She is the founder of Keep St. Pete Lit which she created because she believes wholeheartedly in the power of literature to change the world.
classes at metta
Maureen hosts the Silent Reading/Writing Party at The Metta Center of St. Petersurg on the second Tuesday of each month. This event is from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Bring the book you’re reading, the book you’ve been meaning to start, or choose one from Metta Center’s many bookshelves. You may also choose to write -- bring a notebook or journal. No laptops. Phones and electronic devices will be checked at the door. Check our facebook events page for more information on the next Silent Reading/Writing Party.
LYNETTE K. CONAT
MELISSA SMITH ALDAY
REBECCA THOMPSON HITT