Co-sponsored by HopeWorks of Howard County and the Howard County Chapter of the Maryland Writer’s Association, this performance of local poets’ work will offer reflections on life, love, trauma, renewal, and hope. The evening will offer a vital opportunity to consider the impact of interpersonal violence in our community and to imagine how we may collectively move forward. The event is free, but pre-registration is required at wearehopeworks.org/events. Thurs., June 16, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Owen Brown Community Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045. (410) 997-0304.