25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part II


Publishing & Editing Sessions The three Sessions covered distinct aspects of the publishing and editing process: finding an agent, submitting work to literary magazines, and revising your writing. The approaches to these topics were also very different but enlightening. Shedding Light on the Agent Hunt – Elle E. Ire & Jose Iriarte Married authors Elle … More 25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part II

25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part I


On Saturday, March 5, 2022, I had the honor and pleasure of attending this annual writers’ conference for the first time. In fact, it was the first writers conference I’ve ever attended. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA), the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference (BTO) brings together writers spanning the Delmarva region, at … More 25th Annual Bay to Ocean Writers Conference – Part I

Black History Month 2022


This year marks the 8th year of Black History Month posts on this site. When I first began this annual feature, I introduced it with a post about the origins of this special month [https://baltimoreblackwoman.com/2015/02/02/the-origins-of-black-history-month/], as much for my edification as for you, the readers, who may question why this celebration even exists. But the … More Black History Month 2022

Published Works by Jackie Oldham – UPDATED


Thanks to everyone who read and commented on the original post. The following updates have been made to the format: Order of entries changed to descending order – latest publication first. Full links provided for each publication. (“Short” links, which seem to be preferred by some platforms, do not always work.) Updates to the list … More Published Works by Jackie Oldham – UPDATED

ANNOUNCEMENT: National Mental Health Awareness Month Poetry Reading NOT ALL SCARS CAN BE SEEN


I am excited to announce that I will be reading poems and discussing Mental Health awareness at this important event, on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 8:00pm EDT, along with the following poets: Christina Bejan, Brian Donnell James, Hilton Lewis, Bypo Phoenix, and Monique Pickens. As a person who has lived and thrived with both … More ANNOUNCEMENT: National Mental Health Awareness Month Poetry Reading NOT ALL SCARS CAN BE SEEN

Jackie’s Excellent Adventure. Or, How I Finally Got the Covid Vaccine (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #21)


March 10, 2021 Today’s the Day! Dose 1 Getting there Since I’d never driven to GBMC (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) before, I searched for directions to the site. Of course, the search engine (starts with G, ends with gle) sent me on an unfamiliar route. But a late-night epiphany set me straight: North Charles Street… … More Jackie’s Excellent Adventure. Or, How I Finally Got the Covid Vaccine (My Coronavirus Diaries, Installment #21)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Poetry Reading – February 10, 2021, 8pm


I’m excited to announce my first Poetry Reading of 2021! Thanks to Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, Host and Producer of the Quintessential Listening: Poetry Podcast, and Founder and Executive Director of the DC Poetry Project, Inc., for inviting me back for my third appearance on the program. I’ll post a reminder as we get closer … More ANNOUNCEMENT: Poetry Reading – February 10, 2021, 8pm