CITYLIT PROJECT, in partnership with EMP COLLECTIVE and 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE, is proud to present WRITERS RESIST BALTIMORE: VOICES UNITED! January 15, 2017 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
307 W. Baltimore Street, 21201
Requests for Donations to Benefit THREAD
Free and open to the public (suggested donation to benefit Thread, which engages under-performing high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources).Host: Marc Steiner, Founder, Center for Emerging Media
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is a “re-inauguration” of our shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy. On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, as part of a nationwide series of events, eighteen Maryland writers and performers come together to raise their voices in support of inclusivity, understanding, community, connection, civility. TRUTH.
The story of Writers Resist: A recent Facebook post by Writers Resist founder and poet Erin Belieu, unleashed a nationwide movement of writers organizing and promoting independent “Writers Resist” events to reclaim democracy. CityLit Project answered that call, planning one of the fifty events happening around the county that feature hundreds of prominent literary voices, including critically-acclaimed authors Cheryl Strayed, Michael Cunningham, Jacqueline Woodson, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jason Reynolds, Alexander Chee, and Mary Karr, along with former U.S. Poets Laureate Robert Pinsky and Rita Dove, and journalists Moustafa Bayoumi and Amy Goodman.
The flagship Writers Resist event, co-sponsored by PEN America, takes place on the steps of the Public Library in New York City. Additional Writers Resist event will be held in Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, Oakland, Austin, Portland, Omaha, Seattle, London, Zurich, Hong Kong, and many more cities. In Baltimore, we will gather from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at EMP Collective: 307 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, 21201. The event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $5-10. Proceeds will be donated to THREAD.
The spirit and mission of CityLit is to build and connect communities of avid readers and writers across Maryland. Since 2004, we have worked diligently to create programs and design platforms that give writers—all writers, and the communities they represent—a voice.
Join us in Baltimore, and literary arts communities all over the U.S., for this historic event.
Linda Joy Burke
Andria Nacina Cole
Ron Kipling Williams
Writers in Baltimore Schools Students A GROUP CONVERSATION moderated by Marc Steiner follows.
AFTERWARD: connect, buy books, share your words and ideas on our comment wall.
Thank you to EMP Collective
and 100 Thousand Poets for Change
! PARTICIPANTS REPRESENT THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS
100 Thousand Poets for Change
Writers in Baltimore Schools
Radius of Arab American Writers
Warrior Poetry Project
Veterans Writer Project
A Revolutionary Summer
Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate Program
Broken English Co.
The Black Rainbow LGBT
The Seed School of Maryland
Youth Resiliency Institute
Writers Outside the Fence www.citylitproject.org
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