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Monday, April 12, 2010

Apprentice House Showcases Authors at Loyola University

The country’s only student-staffed, campus-based book publisher, Apprentice House of Loyola University, celebrates a selection of recently published books on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Loyola University, 4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore.

The lighter side of living a meat-free life. Political shenanigans around Baltimore and inside “The Beltway.” An exploration of what the unsolved murder of a Washington, D.C., boy says about the soul of a city. A suicidal woman fleeing her family. The softer side of a professional hit man. The authors of these and other works published by Apprentice House take center stage at a special event at Loyola University Maryland on Thursday, April 15, 2010.

The reading and reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center’s Fourth Floor Programming Room at Loyola’s Evergreen Campus.

The publisher has been featured in Publishers Weekly (twice), The Sun, City Paper, The Examiner, The Urbanite, and the newsletter of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Its annual chapbook contest draws more than fifty entries per year.

Recently published authors will share their work and answer questions about working with the unique Apprentice House staff. Featured authors include: journalist Michael Olesker, Tonight at Six: A Daily Show Masquerading as Local TV News; essayist Ben Shaberman, The Vegan Monologues; award-winning reporter Brian Wendell Morton, Political Animal: I Rather Have a Better Country; National Books Critics Circle member Diane Scharper, Reading Lips; inaugural poetry chapbook winner Katherine Cottle, My Father’s Speech; playwright Kimberley Lynne, A Dickens of a Carol; Sojourners Associate Editor Rose Berger, Who Killed Donte Manning?: The Story of an American Neighborhood; young author Quinn Cotter, Playing Time: What Kids really Think About Kids’ Sports; Freshly Squeezed: A“Write Here, Write Now” Anthology contributors Fernando Quijano, Eric D. Goodman, and Mare Cromwell; and poet Paul Nelson, A Time Before Slaughter.

The event marks a rare area appearance for Seattle-based poet Paul Nelson, founder of the nonprofit Global Voices Radio and past president of the Washington Poets Association. In his epic poem, Nelson re-enacts the history of Auburn, Washington, originally known as the town of Slaughter. Written in the spirit of William Carlos Williams, Charles Olson, and Michael McClure, A Time Before Slaughter explores the history of this Northwestern place from the myths of Native people to the xenophobia toward Japanese-Americans, from the urge to control to the hunger for liberation.

Light refreshments will be served. Books will also be available for purchase.

Loyola University is located at 4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210. The Student Center is adjacent to the athletic fields near the intersection on Millbrook Road and East Cold Spring Lane. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Apprentice House, please visit www.ApprenticeHouse.com, or for directions and parking, please visit www.loyola.edu and enter search term “directions.”


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