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CALL FOR EXHIBITORS: 14th Annual CityLit Festival (April 29)

Dear Friends in the Literary Community,


This year, the CityLit Festival welcomes MacArthur Fellow Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah) to headline this year's event. 

The CityLit Festival will again be held at the University of Baltimore and moving to the Business Center this year, in partnership with UB’s MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
University of Baltimore
William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center
(#9 on Campus Map: 
11 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201)
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
(Adichie main/free session only--#7 on Campus Map: 
1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201)


The Literary Marketplace will be held in the atrium of the Business Center (corner of Mount Royal Ave and N. Charles Street). 

Vendors can begin to set up at 9 am (vendors will not be admitted to the Business Center before 9 a.m.)

The festival location requires that we charge a modest fee for exhibitors and there are only 34 spots available (each spot = 1/2 table).

There's a 
$20 nonrefundable exhibitor registration fee through April 1 deadline or while spots last (first come, first served). So reserve your spot in the Literary Marketplace today!


To registerexhibitors must do so with a credit card online by going to CityLit's secure "donation" page and follow the instructions as if you were making a $20 donation.

As part of this online registration process, please note in the COMMENTS box 

-- NAME exhibiting under (your name, a writer's pseudonym you may use, organization's name, etc)

-- One sentence DESCRIPTION of you, your service, your organization's mission etc. 

Your mission must be literary arts-related (ex. small press, author, literary magazine, writing workshops, reading series, etc.)

-- Your WEB SITE address

-- Your CELL PHONE number (for administrative purposes only, in case we need to contact you)


Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Two vendors will share each 6-foot table. All sales transactions and personal property are the responsibility of exhibitors.

We will send an email notification to this same group alerting you when registration is closed.

Additional details, updates, directions, and parking info will be e-mailed to all participating exhibitors in late March.

We appreciate the feedback we received last year about the new festival location and have taken steps to improve the experience for all. Thank you!

Carla Du Pree, Executive Director & CityLit's Board of Directors

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