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Monday, January 07, 2019

New Poetry for the New Year


Looking to start the new year with some peace and quiet? Why not curl up by the fire (or stream one on your television) with a nice book of poetry? Or a few?

Consider my recent "Line of Thought" in Baltimore Style Magazine, with reviews of Elisabeth Spire's A Memory of the Future, Donna Masini's 4:30 Movie, and Linda Pastan's A Dog Runs Through It

If your head's spinning from holiday movies and binge-watching streaming television, slowing down with a book of poetry is just the remedy.

Start by reading my selections in Baltimore Style's Shelf Life.

https://baltimorestyle.com/line-of-thought/


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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Connecting in Zakopane's Tatra Mountains


Some of the best experiences traveling are simple conversations with locals and fellow travelers in unusual places. One such experience took place in Zakopane, Poland's winter capitol, when my son Alex and I met up and found we had a lot in common. 

That experience is highlighted in Go World Travel with my story, "A Visit to the Tatra Mountians."

Enjoy the pictures and story now in Go World Travel!

https://www.goworldtravel.com/travel-zakopane-poland/





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Sunday, December 09, 2018

Apprentice House Press to Publish New Novel: Setting the Family Free






I'm pleased to announce that my novel, Setting theFamily Free, is being published by Loyola University's Apprentice House Press in 2019!

What is Setting the Family Free about? Here's a brief teaser:

The loner who collects unusual things. The private reserve of exotic pets released into a rural Ohio community. The estranged wife who loves the animals like family. The caretaker who knows the beasts are dangerous. The Sheriff and his team of experts who must hunt the creatures down. The animal advocate who winces at the spectacle. The celebrity zookeeper who knows what must be done. 

This story expands through the innovative use of multiple narratives, news broadcasts, newspaper articles, press conferences, political tapes, and quotes from experts, eyewitnesses, and those closest to the unfolding events. Who are the heroes; who are the victims? Who gets to decide?

Setting the Family Free, Loyola University's Apprentice House Press, 2019



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Monday, November 19, 2018

Take a Step Back in Time at The Historic York Inn / Smyser-Bair House



The Historic York Inn located in the Smyser-Bair House has been an anchor in the City of York's downtown historic district since the early 1800s. 

Take a step back in time by watching this one-minute commercial, highlighting some of the many features of this painstakingly preserved monument to the Victorian era.

Want to see it in person? Why not join us for the Lit & Art Reading Series during the City of York's First Friday festivities on Friday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. when we'll be hosting a traditional Holiday Book Bazaar with poetry and literary readings, live music, original art, and lots of books and art for sale. The event, along with refreshments and tours of the mansion, are free and open to the public.

But for now, take a look at the commercial at www.YorkInn.info

Also, like the inn's Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/SmyserBairHouse

You'll be thankful you did.







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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Escape to Federal Hill Reading This Sunday



The Book Escape in Federal Hill will be hosting an Author Reading Event on Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m. featuring Sid Gold, Kathleen Hellen, and myself. We’ll be reading from our fiction and poetry as well as signing books for some book-loving attendees. All are welcome, and that includes you!

It happens to be Veteran’s Day, and I plan to read from “Freedom,” a story included in Tracks: A Novel in Stories.

Join us on Sunday, 11/11 at 3 p.m. at The Book Escape, 805 Light St. Federal Hill. 



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Friday, October 26, 2018

Lit & Art Invades White Marsh Library This Sunday



The next Lit and Art Reading Series event will take place at White Marsh Library at 8133 Sandpiper Circle, Baltimore, on October 28, 2018 from 2 to 5 p.m. and features Toby Devens, Jessica Gregg, AJ Kenney, Sherry Audette Morrow, and Frank S. Josephwith original, Rumi-inspired art by Manzar Rassouli and hosted/curated by KJ Nitin Jagdish and Eric D. Goodman.

The Lit and Art Reading Series has been showcasing the talents of local, regional, and national authors, poets, musicians, and artists for more than a decade. Come for an exciting lineup of fiction, poetry, music, and art, and discover why Lit and Art has been called the best excuse to get lit on a Sunday afternoon! Learn more at the Lit and Art Facebook Page.


Monday, October 01, 2018

Welcome to Our House for Lit & Art at the Historic York Inn

Our house is in the middle of Beaver Street, at the center of activity for the City of York's First Friday Festivities.

Join us as The Lit and Art Reading Series returns to The Historic York Inn in the Smyser-Bair House for an evening of mansion tours, refreshments, poetry and literary readings, live music, and lively conversation. The event takes place on Friday, October 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Featured poetry and fiction readers will include Warren Barrett, CL Bledsoe, Barbara DeCesare, Tracy Diamond, Lucrecia Gurrero, Jerry Holt, and Fernando Quijano III, with live music by Robin Chadderton and original art by Manzar. Eric D. Goodman and Nitin Jagdish curate and host. 

Tours will be offered on the hour by Birkshire Hathaway: step back in time for a tour through history, with hand-carved, gilded Pier mirrors, stained glass, etched glass, hand plasterwork, woodwork, and chandeliers that rival those found in museums. Anchored in York’s historic district since the 1830s, and belonging to the Smyser-Bair family until 1979 (when it was left to the York Historical Trust before becoming a private inn) this home is a rich part of York's history, recently featured in front page news and on national television for its historic charm. 

It's all part of the City of York's First Friday festivities.

See you on October 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 30 South Beaver Street, York, PA. On South Beaver Street, once you pass Mason going toward Market, it's the first 1800s mansion on the left.

Learn more about Lit and Art at  www.Writeful.blogspot.com or

Take a tour of the Smyser-Bair House at www.facebook.com/SmyserBairHouse.



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Friday, September 21, 2018

Lit & Art at the Baltimore Book Fest Inner Harbor Stage



Once again, the Lit & Art Reading Series is being featured at the Baltimore Book Festival's Inner Harbor Stage, located in the Visitors Center. The event takes place on Sunday, September 30 at high noon.

Featured at this Book Festival edition of Lit & Are are Rafael Alvarez (The Wire), Shirley Brewer (Bistro in Another Realm), Katherine Cottle (I Remain Yours), and Dave Eberhardt (For All the Saints) with live music by Red Sammy and original art by Manzar Rassouli, the event is curated and hosted by Eric D. Goodman and Nitin Jagdish.


The Lit and Art Reading Series has been showcasing the talents of local, regional, and national authors, poets, musicians, and artists for more than a decade.



Come to Lit and Art at the Baltimore Book Festival Inner Harbor Stage hosted by Towson University for an exciting lineup of fiction, poetry, music, and art, and discover why Lit & Art has been called the best excuse to get lit on a Sunday afternoon!  

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