CityLit Project and The Love Movement, along with Spotlight UB, will present Across Words, an evening of color-blind storytelling, music and poetry, on Friday, Oct. 21, as part of Spotlight's 2011-12 season. Performers include poets Drew Law
, Em Sea Water
, and Adeke Rose
, prose writers Baynard Woods
and Matthew Norman
, and music by the Wayfarers
. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in UB’s Lucy and Vernon Wright Performing Arts Theater in the University of Baltimore Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. It is free and open to the public.
Across Words is part of Free Fall Baltimore, a city-sponsored series of free arts events throughout the month of October, and part of the first-ever LITWEEK events series coordinated by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
. CityLit Project
nurtures the culture of literature in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, creating enthusiasm for the literary arts by connecting readers and writers. In addition, the organization provides opportunities for young people and diverse audiences to embrace the literary arts. They also run a publishing imprint, CityLit Press, and organize the CityLit Festival, which has become their signature event.
The Love Movement is part of the nonprofit initiative Ravolution Multimedia LLC, whose mission—which includes events such as a monthly open mic event, “Storytellers,” and a magazine
—is to promote positive images of all cultures and backgrounds in all areas of the media. Founded in 2006 by Raven Ekundayo
, the organization’s members (dubbed "Misfits") vary in age, race, sexuality and religious affiliation.
Reduced rate parking is available on Spotlight UB event nights at the UB Maryland Avenue Garage, located on Maryland Avenue between Biddle and Chase Streets or the Fitzgerald Garage on Oliver Street; a voucher will be provided at the box office, and the UB shuttle is available to transport patrons between the venue and the garage.
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