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Sponsor Overview

Sponsor Overview

Collaboration has been an essential part of CityLit Project's success.  From venues for programs to publicizing events, from selling books to catering affairs, these partners are some of Baltimore's best. 

Please support them and patronize them.  Link to their sites by clicking on the logo.  Thank you.



Heavy Seas
Heavy Seas Beer, brewers of locally made, well balanced beers for fifteen years in Baltimore. Brewed by Baltimore’s Clipper City Brewing Co., Heavy Seas is produced by Baltimore craft beer pioneer Hugh Sisson – the brewery’s founder and managing partner – and Brewmaster Ernesto Igot, formerly brewmaster at San Miguel Brewery in the Philippines.


Robert W. Deutsch Foundation
CitLit Project is supported in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, which invests in innovative people, projects, and ideas that improve the quality of life in Baltimore and beyond.

Nonprofit Organizations

Baltimore Office of Promotion of the Arts
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s official arts council, events agency and film office. By providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, and by producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.


510 Readings
The 510 Readings is the only dedicated fiction reading series in Baltimore. Readings are held at 5:00, every 3rd Saturday of every month—for the rest of your life—at Minás Gallery in Hampden. 510 readings have also presented literary artists at CityLit events.
Baltimore City's only general interest independent bookstore, owner Andy Rubin serves up literature, music, and espresso in Station North. Voted by Baltimore Magazine as one of its fifty favorite stores.
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world.
Barnes & Noble
B&N's mission is to operate the best specialty retail business in America. The folks at the Power Plant location are always eager to help with special events and off-site sales.
Creative Alliance
Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts programs and engage in the creative process. It provides support to area artists, promotes Baltimore as a center for creative production, acts as a positive force in our community, and advocates for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.
City Paper
Since 1977, Baltimore City Paper has been dedicated to giving the Baltimore metropolitan area an alternative source of news and opinions on local politics, communities, culture, and the arts.
Chesapeake Wine Company
Located in Canton, CWC is fun, friendly, and rolls out a fantastic free First Friday fandango (earthy, with carmel notes).
Baltimore's queen of caffeine boasts four location around Charm City and may well have invented the roasted vegetable. Our shared Bibelot past always makes for fond memories when stopping in for lunch or just picking up a cup of joe on the go.
E-Global Interactive
E-Global Interactive provides comprehensive Website (Web site) development and design solutions, online services (hosting, domain name registration, transfers, search engine submission, etc) and customized onsite Web development training in the Baltimore metro area.
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Pratt Library provides equal access to information and services that support, empower, and enrich all who pursue knowledge, education, cultural enrichment, and lifelong learning.
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) exists to nurture and promote a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s economic success and quality of life.
Hieronimus & Company
Renaissance man Dr. Bob Hieronimus and award winning radio broadcaster, social justice and environmental activist, and author. Zoh Hieronimus have been planting the seeds for the transformational age since 1966. Dr. Bob's weekly "21st century Radio" airs from 8-10pm on WCBM.
Howard County Center For The Arts
The Howard County Arts Council is devoted to nurturing local artists and arts organizations, furthering the public’s appreciation of the arts, and ensuring that the arts are accessible - regardless of age, ability or economic status. The arts center is located in Ellicott City and presents workshops with CityLit.
Johns Hopkins University
The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world. CityLit partners with Hopkins and Towson University to present the annual baltimore Writers' Conference.
Maryland Association Of Nonprofit Organizations
Maryland Humanities
Formed in 1973, the Maryland Humanities (formerly Maryland Humanities Council) stimulates and promotes informed dialogue and civic engagement on issues critical to Marylanders. In 2006, Maryland Humanities revised its mission statement to reflect its commitment to working with communities, groups, and audiences throughout the state.
Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is the oldest fully accredited, degree-granting college of art in the country. MICA is dedicated to the education of professional artists and designers, and to the development of a collegiate environment conducive to the evolution of art and design. MICA hosted the first Lit's Not Dead rock-n-read concert.
Maryland Lawyers for the Art
Founded in 1985, Maryland Lawyers for the Arts provides lawyer referral services and pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible artists and arts organizations. In addition, MLA presents educational workshops and seminars that focus on the legal aspects of arts-related issues.
Mission Media
A creative agency.
Maryland Writer's Association
MWA is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art, business, and craft of writing. MWA strives to bring together writers of all levels and disciplines, help members make contacts that lead to publication, and encourage writers to reach their full potential.
Minás Gallery and Boutique
Minás is two venues in one: a boutique and an art gallery. It has been around Baltimore since 1992, originally in Fells Point, then in Hampden. A great place that remembers that the literary arts are art.
Narrow House
Narrow House traffics in the recording and publishing of experimental poetry and distributes a weekly blogasbord called Rock Heals, which aims to bring readers an enjoyable mix of all kinds of things from poetry to reporting; reviews and recipes; fiction and essay; artwork and comics, and so on.
The Sun's "Read Street"
A blog for a community of readers, in Baltimore and beyond. Maintains a great calendar of events, too.
Towson Arts Collective
The mission of the Towson ARTS Collective is to provide a venue for artists while being an art education center. We seek to promote the growth of greater Towson's art community by combining the knowledge and energy of its residents and students with working professionals.
Towson University
Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized among the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. CityLit partners with Towson and Johns Hopkins University to present the annual baltimore Writers' Conference.
Urbanite is a publication dedicated to addressing the issues affecting the relationship between the city and those who live there. Urbanite sees city living as a philosophy and a lifestyle. Urbanite looks at the story behind the story, exploring issues from fresh angles and providing readers with new ideas to confront life’s bigger questions in smart and constructive ways.
The Walters Art Museum
Walters Art Museum is internationally renowned for its collection of art, which was amassed substantially by two men, William and Henry Walters, and eventually bequeathed to the City of Baltimore. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe.
WEAA 88.9
WEAA is a public radio station that strives to educate and enlighten Baltimore and beyond by offering programming that is culturally diverse and artistic in nature. Based at Morgan State University (NPR affiliate).
WTMD 89.7
WTMD believes that music has the power to change the world. Its playlist focuses on songs that tell stories, and are performed by new and established artists who are committed to their craft. Based at Towson University (NPR affiliate).
WYPR 88.1
WYPR is committed to providing the highest quality content both on air and online (NPR affiliate).
Baltimore's Child
Baltimore’s Child is a monthly magazine serving parents in Baltimore City, North Anne Arundel, Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County and Harford County, with information about services, sand events for parents and children in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
The MWA's Baltimore chapter meets on the fourth Monday of each month except December at 7:00. Professionals, published writers, and experts in various fields serve as monthly guest speakers and explore a variety of issues of importance to writers. the chapter facilitates critique groups, too.

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