We’re only a few months away from the grand opening of New Spire Stages located at 15 W Patrick St! To give our community a taste of what’s to come, we’ll be hosting events this fall at New Spire Studios located at 115 E Church St.


Story Circles: Diane Macklin

Sunday, September 23 @ 3:00pm
$15 in advance / $20 at the door

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling with Diane Macklin! Macklin is well-known in the region for her dynamic, high-energy storytelling for audiences of all ages. She is trained as a multicultural mediator in conflict resolution, facilitating hope, peace and justice through interactive audience participation, often using world folk tales and creative personal narratives. Diane is a story griot and workshop leader, actor, MD State Arts Council Educator, resident storyteller for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, life member of the Griots Circle of MD and the National Association of Black Storytellers.


POETRY SLAM with Sonya Renee Taylor

Thursday, September 27 @ 6:00pm
$15 in advance / $20 at the door

Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Sonya is a former National and International poetry slam champion, author of two books, educator and thought leader who has enlightened and inspired organizations, audiences and individuals from boardrooms to prisons, universities to homeless shelters, elementary schools to some of the biggest stages in the world.