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"Across Words" Program to Reach Across Boundaries


The Love Movement and CityLit Project are teaming up for a special night of literature and entertainment called "Across Words."  Conceived as an evening of storytelling and art that crosses boundaries and creates community, "Across Words" strives to introduce new audiences to Baltimore's diverse literary and performance scene.

The event is part of the Spotlight UB Performing Arts Series.


April 30, 2011
Time: 7-9pm
Where: Student Center Performing Arts Theater, University of Baltimore
Building: Corner of Mount Royal and Maryland Avenues (5th Floor)
Address: 21 W. Mount Royal Avenue, 21201


Songwriter/singer Janice B. is "eclectic soul."  Writing and singing since childhood, Janice began her musical career in 2003 performing throughout the Baltimore and Delaware-Maryland-Virginia area.  In 2008, she collaborated with producer Mo-Rece of Stinkiface Music and created a solo EP project entitled “Watch Me Fly."  Janice will be releasing a full-length CD in 2011.

Rebecca Dupas attended her first open-mic night as a freshmen in college with no idea that she would go on to co-host "Warm Wednesdays," the longest running weekly open-mic venue in Baltimore. She now hosts two open-mic venues: VERBATIMondays in Baltimore, Maryland, and Busboys & Poets in Shirlington, Virginia. She has released three poetry CDS, appeared on Centric’s Lyric Café, served as the host of Online, and founded A Dose of Dupas production company. Rebecca release her first poetry book Beauty for Ashes: The Exchange later this year.

Born in and influenced by the HipHop era, Slangston Hughes attempts to bridge the gap between the legacy paved through the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movement with the innovative, yet rebellious, spirit of HipHop culture, continually evoking the eternally emerging essence of the town crier or "street poet."

Cliff Murphy is an Americana musician. He toured internationally for fifteen years with the alternative country group Say ZuZu, and was a founding member of the honky-tonk daredevils Hog Mawl. Raised in New Hampshire, Cliff has called Baltimore home for three years. His first solo recording – "Bay State Lullaby" – was released in 2008 on Milltown Records.

QueenEarth is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, emcee, beatboxer, music lover, and people lover. Her music is the result of a combination of influences across many genres, creating an acoustically soulful sound, rich with hip hop influences.

Justin Sirois' books include MLKNG SCKLS (Publishing Genius) and Falcons on the Floor, written with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy. He also runs the Understanding Campaign with Haneen and co-directs Narrow House. Justin has received several individual Maryland State Art Council grants and a Baker "b" grant in 2010.

Poet, freelancer, and musician, Jason Tinney co-founded Celtic rock band the Donegal X-Press in 1997.  He also performs in The Wayfarers.  His books include Louise Paris and Other Waltzes (poetry/prose) and Bluebird (short stories and poems). Tinney’s writing has appeared in magazines such as Maryland Life, Style, Chesapeake Life, Urbanite, and Baltimore.

Hosts Raven Ekundayo and Gregg Wilhelm:


The Love Movement is a nonprofit initiative of Ravolution Multimedia, LLC, a Baltimore-based grassroots corporation that promotes literacy, conversation, and the arts. CityLit Project is Baltimore's nonprofit literary arts center.

For more information, contact either Raven Ekundayo or Gregg Wilhelm.

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