Ward Virts Concert Series, Connections Literary Series Supported by Arts Council of Calvert County

The Arts Council of Calvert County has awarded a grant of $2,000 in support of the College of Southern Maryland's Ward Virts Concert Series and a grant of $2,000 in support of CSM's Connections Literary Series.

“These grants are so important for us to be able to provide quality arts programming to Southern Maryland through events at our Prince Frederick Campus,” said CSM Vice President and Dean of the Prince Frederick Campus Dr. Rich Fleming. “The Arts Council is a great friend to the college and we appreciate their partnership and generosity so much.”

The Ward Virts Concert Series will begin with a performance by Brian Ganz Oct. 9. The centerpiece of the concert series is a world-class Boësendorfer Grand Piano, which was gifted to CSM in 2004 by the Ward Virts Piano Project as a gift to the entire community.

The Connections Literary Series hosts readings at all campuses by acclaimed authors and poets and includes a fall and spring reading by local contributors to the Connections Magazine. The Connections series will begin with a lecture and reading by poet Evie Shockley Sept. 30 at the Prince Frederick Campus.

For information on Connections, Ward Virts performances and more, visit http://www.csmd.edu/community/index.html.