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Bmag Names CityLit Festival "Best of Baltimore," Calls It "A Can't Miss Event"

07/23/2009
The record-breaking sixth edition of CityLit Festival presented with Pratt Library received a "Best of Baltimore" honor from Baltimore Magazine, which called the festival "can't miss event on the city's cultural scene." 

Arts organizations operate with such lean human and financial resources that recognition by media and appreciation by the audiences we serve means a great deal.  The festival also garnered a BOB nod in 2005 after the second consecutive year we hosted an author who just days earlier won the Pulitzer Prize.  After lightning struck twice, we wondered how in the world we could keep the level of quality high, let alone top it year after year.

The 3,000-plus attendees this past April and, now, another BOB validates our efforts to bring this community the very best literary artists while providing a platform for new voices, young writers, and literary organizations. 

Leanness requires establishing strategic partnerships, and none is as important as the one CityLit has created with Pratt Library.  Thank you Dr. Carla Hayden for essentially allowing us to have run of the beautiful Central Library.  Thank you sharp readers, planners, and promoters Judy Cooper, Reggie Harris, Roswell Encina, and Jack Young—hard workers and great friends.  Thank you to the library's tech staff, facilities people, security, and librarians for assuring that the festival day runs so smoothly.

Most importantly, thank you readers and writers from around the region who make CityLit Festival a vibrant, energetic day of celebrating literature and sharing ideas.

Click below for a PDF of the Baltimore Magazine BOB excerpt and click here for a fun look back at the best of CityLit Festival.
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