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Free Friday Feedback a Festival First!


Here's your chance, writers!  As part of this year's expanded hours at Baltimore Book Festival, CityLit Project will offer free feedback on your literary art.  Poets, novelists, matter what type of writer you are there will be professionals on hand to evaluate your work and offer tips on next steps.

Bring two copies of a poem, an essay, or up to five pages of fiction--or a nonfiction proposal--to the CityLit Stage between 12 noon and 4pm on Friday, September 25.  The following professionals will provide their expert comments:


Lionel Foster, Nonfiction.  Lionel is a former staff writer for Urbanite magazine.
Reggie Harris, Poetry.  Reggie is an award-winning poet and Pratt Library staffer.
Elissa Weissman, Fiction.  Elissa recently had two books published and teaches writing.
Laura Strachan, Agent.  Laura specializes in literary fiction and narrative nonfiction.


Marianne Amoss, Nonfiction.  Marianne is managing editor of Urbanite magazine.
Liz Moser, Poetry. Liz is poetry editor for Baltimore Review.
Paul Lagasse, Fiction.  Paul is an author and president of Maryland Writers' Association's Baltimore Chapter.
Audra Barrett, Agent.  Audra represents writers whose literature may especially appeal to African-American readers.

Also available:

Rachel Eisler.  Rachel's first collection of poetry was recently published and she has taught creative writing as well as English.

Gregg Wilhelm.  Gregg is executive director of CityLit Project and began his career in publishing in 1992.

The CityLit Stage is located on the eastside of Monument Circle at the foot of the Washington Monument.  Look for the banners with our familiar book street-sign logo that screams "City - Lit."

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