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Monday, October 20, 2008

Three Literary Events in Baltimore

The Maryland Writers’s Association (MWA) and Maryland Writers Association Baltimore Chapter (MWAB) along with the Lit and Art at the Watermark Reading Series are proud to announce three events that are sure to be of interest to area writers and lovers of literature.

Baltimore Sun Editor Dave Rosenthal and Blogger Heather Johnson
Monday, October 27

The Maryland Writers’ Association Baltimore Chapter presents Baltimore Sun assistant managing editor and Sunday editor Dave Rosenthal, co-editor of the Sun's popular "Read Street" book blog, and blogger and book club coordinator Heather Johnson of Storie delle Sorelle, talking about how the Web is changing the way the media covers the literary arts.

Financial pressures have forced U. S. newspapers to shrink, and that has meant big changes in covering books. At some newspapers, full-time book editors have left and were not replaced. The Los Angeles Times eliminated its book review section and moved reviews into the lifestyle pages. Other papers, including The Baltimore Sun, have trimmed book coverage. As these changes unfold, the Sun and some other newspapers have started book blogs to supplement print coverage, and dozens (if not hundreds) of independent blogs have sprung up. Can the two co-exist? Do they have distinct roles? And how does that affect writers who are trying to get their works noticed?

The event takes place Monday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m., at Baltimore Chop Bookstore and Espresso Bar, 625 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230, across from Camden Yards. For directions, visit Baltimore Chop's MySpace page or call (410) 752-4487. The event is free for MWA members, free for first time visitors, and $5 for returning guests.

Lit and Art in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Sunday, October 26

Need cheap entertainment to distract you from the plummeting stock market? On Sunday, October 26 at 2 p.m., the Watermark Gallery in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will celebrate the first anniversary of its “Lit and Art at the Watermark” reading series.

Newcomers Angela Render, Sally Whitney, and Sherri Woosley will read their contributions to the recently published anthology, New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers. Also reading their contributions will be Lit and Art regulars Lauren Beth Eisenberg and Eric D. Goodman. A sampling of Iranian poetry and live music, played by Erik Kestler and Robert Waldeck, will round out the celebration. The surreal artwork of Manzar will be on display.

This celebration is free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served, and audience members will have a chance to share their own work.

The Watermark Gallery is located in the Bank of America Center Skywalk Level, right across from the Inner Harbor, at 100 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The phone number is (410) 547-0452.

Learn more about the Watermark at their online gallery.


Bea Scott on Gathering Stories and Family Heritage
Wednesday, November 12

Finally, Bea Scott will be speaking on gathering stories and family heritage -- a good topic for the pre-Thanksgiving days! This event is the Maryland Writers’ Association’s November Monthly Meeting and is free to all MWA members, free to first-time guests and visitors, and $5 for returning guests and visitors. It takes place from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the annex building of the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225, 410-636-6597.

For more information about these events, visit the following websites.

Maryland Writers’ Association Baltimore chapter

Maryland Writers’ Association

Learn more about these and other events at Writeful.


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