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Monday, April 16, 2007

Alvarez Keynotes Maryland Writers' Conference

This year’s annual writers conference put on by the Maryland Writers’ Association is certain to be informative and entertaining. After all, they keynote address will be delivered by Baltimore’s own literary star, Rafael Alvarez.

Nationally known for his work writing for the HBO series, The Wire, and NBC’s The Black Donnellys, Alvarez is known in Baltimore as a literary renaissance man.

He served as a City Desk reporter for The Baltimore Sun for 20 years, specializing in Baltimore folklore. The Sun published two anthologies of his newspaper work: Hometown Boy and Storyteller.

He’s written two collections of short fiction: The Fountain of Highlandtown and Orlo and Leini, published by Gregg Wilhelm’s Woodholme House. Alvarez also wrote a collection of essays about The Wire called True Wire: Truth Be Told, published by Pocket Books. He even contributed scripts to Homicide: Life on the Street.

Don’t miss Alvarez’s keynote address. Learn more about the conference and how to register for it at www.marylandwriters.org.

In the meantime, keep up with Alvarez in his monthly “Mister Baltimore” column at www.maryland.com.

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