Since its inception in 2003, the CityLit Project has been encouraging Baltimore writers to produce and enjoy good ink, trough events like the CityLit Festival and CityLit Tent of the Baltimore Book Festival, to nitty-gritty nuts and bolts, such as the Write Here Write Now workshops.
Naturally, an imprint was the next step. Enter CityLit Press
, which plans to publish three new titles a year. The first book published by CityLit Press is at bookstores now: City Sages: Baltimore.
Edited by Jen Michalski
, this first-ever anthology of some of Baltimore's best writers includes both famous and not-yet-famous scribes, both dead and alive. The anthology includes pieces by seminal writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude Stein, Zora Neal Hurston, Frederick Douglass,
and F. Scott Fitzgerald;
contemporary writers such as Laura Lippman, Anne Tyler, Madison Smartt Bell, Michael Kimball, Alice McDermott, Jessica Anya Blau,
and Rafael Alvarez
; and emerging writers such as Rosalia Scalia, Caryn Coyle, Joe Young,
and Adam Robinson
CityLit’s getting some good ink for all the effort. The latest issue of Poets & Writers Magazine
highlights the new press and its first book. Check it out at the link.http://citylitproject.org/index.cfm?page=news&newsid=55