CityLit Project again partners with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
and the Maryland State Arts Council
to present Literary Arts Week, a special series of events during October's Free Fall Baltimore
. The initiative clusters several literary programs into one week to bring awareness to Baltimore's vibrant literary arts scene.
"While there are terrific literary events happening year-round, no collaborative effort quite like this week-long one shines a light so brightly on the city's lit scene," said CityLit executive director Gregg Wilhelm. "It promotes regularly occurring events, new special programs, and even an annual writers' conference." LITERARY ARTS WEEK SCHEDULEOctober 14
Reality Radio 101: The Art of the Audio Doc.
Aaron Henkin, co-creator and producer of WYPR’s weekly cultural program, “The Signal,” discusses the basics of writing and producing a radio documentary piece. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Wind Up Space, 12 W. North Ave, 410-244-8855, 3:00 p.m.October 16Playful Poe: Playwrights Group of Baltimore and Magis Theatre.
Staged readings of short, contemporary plays each inspired by a different Edgar Allan Poe short story. To reserve tickets (free): email@example.com. The Reading Room, 3rd Floor, Andrew White Student Ctr, Loyola University, 5401 N. Charles Street, 7:30 p.m.
October 17 Mt. Vernon Literary Walking Tour: Maryland Humanities Council.
Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries, 19thC merchants, and industrialists. To reserve a spot, www.MtVernonLitWalk.eventbrite.com or call (410) 685-4186. Meet in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, 11:00 a.m.October 17Moon Madness: A Night for Lunatics, Lunarians, and Luna Lovers.
Bring your best writing about, or inspired by, the moon and share it with other admirers of our lovely Luna. Maryland Writer’s Assoc., Baltimore Chapter. http://mwabaltimore.wordpress.com/. Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul Street, 6:30 p.m.October 18
CityLit Press and the State of Publishing
Join the local authors of CityLit Press—Jen Michalski, Laura Shovan, Bruce Sager, Jennifer Wallace, Leonora "Peachy" Dixon, and Neil Didriksen—and publisher Gregg Wilhelm as they share their wonderful literary art and discuss the dynamic state of publishing. firstname.lastname@example.org. Poe Room, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, 6:30 p.m.October 19Baltimore Review Revue: The Baltimore Review.
A burlesque of editorial striptease that will titillate your literary impulses—with workshop, readings, and more. email@example.com. Minás Gallery, 815 W. 36th Street, 7:00 p.m.
October 20Maryland Writers’ Conference 2012: Writing in Times of Change.
With Keynote Speaker and Workshop leader Marita Golden. For writers of all genres and levels. www.marylandwritersconference.org. Thumel Business Center, University of Baltimore, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave. Registration 8:15 a.m., start 9:00 a.m.October 20Baltimore City Senior Citizens Poetry Contest Awards.
Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks - Senior Division: Awards to senior citizen poets in a contest to celebrate their literary talents and imagination. Winner announcement, readings. Light reception follows. firstname.lastname@example.org. Poe Room. Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street, 2:30 p.m.October 20510 Readings: Fiction.
Four fiction readers of local, national, and international acclaim. Socializing at Fraziers Bar afterward. Local authors Jen Michalski and Michael Kimball are your hosts. http://510readings.blogspot.com/. Minas Gallery, 815 W. 36th Street, 5:00 p.m.October 20Literature Party 2012: Publishing Genius.
A night of readings and performances featuring the best writers from around town and around the country. www.literaturepartybaltimore.info. Metro Gallery, 1700 N Charles Street, 8:00 p.m.
Literary Arts Week is created and sponsored by CityLit, GBCA, and MSAC.