Middle West Press author Lisa Stice will be a featured poet at the 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival on Sat., May 21, 2022 at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland. For directions to the park, click here. FREE and open to the public , the Gaithersburg event started in 2010. According to organizers, the festival is " one of the nation’s top literary events , attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its beautiful park setting." As part of a panel presentation regarding poems centered on themes of family , Stice will present selections from her award-winning 2021 poetry collection FORCES . A description from the book's publisher reads: "Inspired by great works of visual art, writing, and sculpture, as well as small insights alongside her child and dog, a seasoned poet and spouse of a U.S. Marine explores through poetry the invisible forces and frictions at work in our lives .