Get a behind-the-scenes look at how writers think, and learn what makes for crafting a great story, in CityLit Project's first-ever program dedicated to the people and processes behind the best literature being created in Baltimore today! CityLit Studio: Writers On Craft, Creativity & CommunityThursday, October 27, 2016
Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center847 North Howard Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Featuring Sheri Booker and Jen Grow
This event is FREE
, but as part of Free Fall Baltimore, attendees must register at Eventbrite.com (search for “citylit”)
.CityLit Studio: Writers On Craft, Creativity & Community is an evening of readings and conversation on the writer's craft. The presentation includes readings by two authors in different genres, information and discussions of key aspects of craft to improve your writing, and the importance of finding artistic communities. Emerging and serious writers, along with the interested general public, get a unique look behind the writing and process of two of Baltimore's rising literary stars: Sheri Booker and Jen Grow.
SHERI BOOKER: Sheri Booker is an author, poet and educator from Baltimore, Maryland. She is the author of the memoir Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in a Inner City Funeral Home, winner of the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work from a debut author. She was recently nominated for the prestigious Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in the nonfiction category.
JEN GROW: Jen Grow's debut collection, My Life as a Mermaid, was the winner of the 2012 Dzanc Books’ Short Story Collection Competition. She also received the 2016 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize for her work. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Writer's Chronicle, Other Voices, The Sun Magazine, The GSU Review, Hunger Mountain, Indiana Review, and many others including the anthologies City Sages: Baltimore and Amid the Roar: An Anthology of Towson University Authors.
Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the generous contributions of BGE, The Abell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, American Trading & Production Corporation (Atapco), The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, and the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Charitable Funds.