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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Lines at Baltimore Book Festival

The new anthology Marylanders have been waiting for is premiering at the Baltimore book Festival - the mid-Atlantic's largest celebration of the literary arts - this weekend.

That is fitting, since the anthology is a celebration of the rich and diverse literary scene in the state of Maryland.

New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers features fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by 29 Maryland authors.

On September 26, 27, and 28, the Maryland Writers' Association will release the exciting new anthology of Maryland authors. A reading from the anthology will close out the Baltimore Book Festival's CityLit tent on Sunday, September 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Authors will be on hand to autograph the anthologies.

The authors of New Lines have been featured in publications such as Potomac Review, the Baltimore Review, Christian Science Monitor, Chattahoochee Review, Slow Trains, the Arabesques Review, Poetry Online, Chesapeake Life magazine, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, Writers Weekly, Scribble, and have won awards from the Maryland Literary Arts Award, the Maryland Individual Artist Award, and the Atlantic Monthly, among others.

A Maryland author is unique, just like the state itself. A person needs to spend a day in Maryland (or read an anthology of its writers) to understand what "Mid-Atlantic" means. There is an indefinable "something" in Maryland that makes it different than Northeast or South; it straddles both regions but can be claimed by neither.

This anthology features the best work of the Maryland Writers' Association, which has served the state for more than 20 years. New Lines continues Maryland's literary legacy-one that stretches as far back as America's written history.

Maryland's cities and shores have inspired such literary greats as Edgar Allan Poe, and Gertrude Stein, as well as more contemporary writers such as Madison Smartt Bell and Laura Lippman. A flag atop Maryland's Fort McHenry was even Francis Scott Key's inspiration for our nation's national anthem.

You will enjoy and celebrate the artistic vision of Maryland authors as they take you on a tour of the state and beyond.

New Lines from the Old Line State has it all. Edited by Allyson E. Peltier, the anthology is $15.95. Can't make the Baltimore Book Festival this year? You can ask for New Lines at your local book store. Or visit the Maryland Writers' Association's online book shop at www.marylandwriters.org/publications.html.


Anonymous What's New in Maryland said...

The anthology of writing by Maryland authors is a neat idea. I haven't really heard much about it but it definitely seems like people can learn more about Maryland in a subtle way by reading a whole bunch of different writing with the commonality being they're all authors in MD.

September 26, 2008  
Blogger Eric D. Goodman said...

Thanks for the comment, What's New In Maryland.

The New Lines anthology, featuring the work of Maryland authors, is well worth the read. It features fiction, poetry, and non-fic. You can learn more about it here at Writeful, or by visiting marylandwriters.org.

Hope you enjoy it!


October 01, 2008  

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