Plan to spend the day at the 11th annual CityLit Festival with writers, poets, and exhibitors. Sponsored by the Pratt Library and CityLit Project. Complete schedule to come.
Celebrating the Literary Arts in Baltimore
Saturday, April 12, 2014
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Featured authors:James McBride
, 2013 National Book Award winner for The Good Lord Bird
Musician and novelist Wesley Stace
(John Wesley Harding), WonderkidAlan Cheuse
, An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring and Other StoriesJeff Parker
, The Taste of PennyJason Ockert
, Neighbors of NothingNathan Deuel
—Los Angeles Review of Books
contributing editor and former editor at Rolling Stone
and The Village Voice
—Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East
Poets Natasha Sajé
), Erica Dawson
(The Small Blades Hurt
), and Gerry LaFemina
(debuting the Lo-Fi Poetry Series)Danuta Kosk-Kosicka
moderates a panel discussion on poetry in translation.
UMBC writer in residence and Guggenheim fellow Lia Purpura
, Rough Likeness
, hosts a reading of faculty and student-winners of UMBC’s literary contest.
Writer and workshop leader Janice Gary
discusses her book Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance
and leads a mini-workshop on writing about yourself.
A panel on new narrative platforms
as technology continues storytelling and story-reading.
A reading by winners of Pratt Library’s second poetry contest presented in partnership with Poet Lore
, celebrating 125 years as the country’s oldest continuously published poetry magazine!
New nonfiction from the New Mercury Series
with hosts Deborah Rudacille
and John Barry.Letters About Literature Awards Ceremony
, sponsored by the Maryland Center for the Book/Maryland Humanities CouncilLiterary Marketplace
: free exhibit space for authors, poets, self-published writers, literary magazines, small presses, and literary arts organizations. To register, email email@example.com