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CityLit LIVE Blog #1 A Day at the Festival

By Katrina Stevens

On April 14, 2012, at 10:30 AM the first floor of the beautiful Enoch Pratt Library is buzzing with people choosing where to go first at the CityLit Project Festival—the rows of tables with books, author sessions or the welcoming rooms of books to be borrowed.  Also in the lobby is Congressman John Sarbanes who quickly introduces himself—great to see local politicians supporting events such as these in Baltimore.

CityLit Project executive director Gregg Wilhelm welcomes
the crowd to the 9th annual CityLit Festival at Pratt Library.
Photo: Jim Burger

The event looked just as busy at 4 PM as it did at 10 AM—despite the beautiful day outside, this was the place to be.  Many library visitors chose to remain for much of the day once they saw the wonderful authors and speakers scheduled.

A record 75 exhibitors showcased their books, journals, or
literary organizations at the festival's Literary Marketplace.
Photo: Jim Burger

Katrina Stevens blogs all things education, technology, the arts, and Baltimore. She supervises literacy for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Katrina is also the co-founder of LessonCast Learning, a Baltimore-based education technology company that provides blended professional development. She was also recently awarded the national Apple Broadway League for her work with the Hippodrome Foundation. Katrina blogs regularly at

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