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Author who writes for a living and lives for writing. // WOMB: a novel in utero (Merge Publishing 2017) // TRACKS: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books 2011) // FLIGHTLESS GOOSE, a storybook for children (Writers Lair Books 2008) // www.EricDGoodman.com

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fiction! Poetry! Live Music! Original Art! Lit & Art at the Baltimore Book Festival’s CityLit Stage

The Baltimore Book Festival kicks off this Friday, September 27 and runs through Sunday, September 29.
 
Join the Smile Hon You’re In Baltimore crowd on Friday night at the CityLit Tent where they’ll kick off the festival with the release party and reading of the latest issue. The Occupational Hazards issue features such authors as D.R. Belz, Fernando Quijano III, Earl Crown, Caryn Coyle, Eric D. Goodman, Jeffrey Shipley, and more! Plus live music and beer. It all starts Friday at 6 p.m. at the CityLit Stage. Pick up your copy there.
 
And be sure to join us at 1:30 on September 29 at the Baltimore Book Festival’s CityLit Stage for the Lit and Art Reading Series. NPR’s Aaron Henkin of The Signal emcees the event, which features original art by world-renowned artist Manzar, live banjo by Pop-Grass star Jacob Panic, and original readings by Jessica Anya Blau, Eric D. Goodman, and Nitin Jagdish, and Bathsheba Monk.
 
Then … You don’t want to miss the next big event at The Watermark Gallery during Baltimore Literary Arts Week. Join us on Sunday, October 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. for Lit & Art at the Watermark, 100 S. Charles St., across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Original art by Manzar; original songs by Goodloe Byron; readings by Lauren Eisenberg Davis, D.R. Belz, and Barbara Friedland; an exciting presentation by Tom Glenn on the fall of Saigon (he was there as it happened); and a special musical performance by National Book Award nominee Madison Smartt Bell. Did we mention free wine and refreshments?
 
But first … we’ll see you at 1:30 on September 29 at the Baltimore Book Festival’s CityLit Stage.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 

 

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Book Fest Season Begins


This Saturday, the Book Festival Season kicks off with the 13th annual National Book Festival on the National Mall in DC. Library of Congress has brought in some big names this year, including Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo, Thomas Keneally, Khaled Hosseini, Christopher Buckley, Terry McMillan, and Linda Ronstadt to name just a few.

The National Book Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday. Get a full schedule of events and participating artists at www.loc.gov/bookfest/information

And for people in Baltimore and vicinity, the following weekend is our literary new year! The Baltimore Book Festival takes place Friday, September 27 to Sunday September 29 around Baltimore’s Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon. On Sunday at 1:30, the CityLit Stage presents Lit & Art, featuring Jessica Anya Blau, Bathsheba Monk, Nitin Jagdish, Eric D. Goodman, Jacob Panic, Manzar, and host Aaron Henkin of WYPR’s The Signal. You won’t want to miss it.

Learn more about the Baltimore Book Fest here at www.baltimorebookfestival.com

Check out this year’s National Book Festival poster art—just the thing to put you in the book fest mood.

www.loc.gov/bookfest/pdf/posters/2013.pdf

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NPR Presents “Freedom” for September 11

It’s September 11. Baltimore’s NPR station (88.1 WYPR) presents my reading of “Freedom” from The Signal in a podcast.
 
 
"Freedom" is an abridged story from Tracks: A Novel in Stories. A soldier who grapples with war and love in the wake of September 11.
 
Here’s WYPR’s introduction: “Since 2007, fiction writer Eric D Goodman has joined us on the program with special radio adaptations from his novel-in-stories, Tracks. The book is an exploration into the private lives of train passengers, all strangers to each other, who happen to be sharing a ride from Baltimore to Chicago.  Over the years on this train, we’ve met a heartbroken girlfriend, a Holocaust survivor, a frustrated poet, and a computer hacker on the run from the mob.  In this installment, we enter the mind of a US soldier who’s fighting two very different battles – one overseas, and one back at home.”

Listen to the podcast at http://programs.wypr.org/podcast/9613-%E2%80%9Cfreedom%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%9Ctracks-novel-stories%E2%80%9D

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

“Freedom” on NPR for September 11


In honor of Patriot’s Day this coming September 11, Baltimore’s NPR station, 88.1 WYPR, will air my reading of “Freedom” on The Signal on Friday and Saturday September 6 and 7.

If you’re in the Baltimore-DC area, tune in to The Signal on WYPR, 88.1 FM at 7 p.m. on Friday or 1 p.m. on Saturday.
If you’re elsewhere, listen to the program live at www.wypr.org.

“Freedom” is an abridged story from Tracks: A Novel in Stories. It is the story of a soldier who grapples with war and love in the wake of September 11.

After my reading, stay tuned for details about the upcoming Lit and Art at the Baltimore Book Festival later this month.

The Signal is a weekly radio magazine that explores Maryland’s thriving artistic and cultural scene and is produced by Aaron Henkin and Lisa Morgan and hosted by Andy Bienstock.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Lit and Art Hits Baltimore Book Fest’s CityLit Stage


When is Lit & Art at the Watermark not at The Watermark?
 
When it is at the Baltimore Book Festival!
 
Join us at 1:30 on September 29 at the Baltimore Book Festival’s CityLit Stage as we feature original art by world-renowned artist Manzar, live banjo by Pop-Grass star Jacob Panic, and original readings by Jessica Anya Blau, Eric D. Goodman, and Nitin Jagdish, and Bathsheba Monk.
 
NPR’s Aaron Henkin (who hosts the weekly cultural exploration of Baltimore’s cultural landscape on WYPR’s The Signal) emcees the event on Sunday, September 29 from 1:30 to 2:30.
 
Then … You don’t want to miss the next big event at The Watermark Gallery. Join us on Sunday, October 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. for Lit & Art at the Watermark, 100 S. Charles St., across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Original art by Manzar; original songs by Goodloe Byron; readings by Lauren Eisenberg Davis, D.R. Belz, and Barbara Friedland; an exciting presentation by Tom Glenn on the fall of Saigon (he was there as it happened); and a special musical performance by National Book Award nominee Madison Smartt Bell. Did we mention free wine and refreshments?
 
But first … we’ll see you at 1:30 on September 29 at the Baltimore Book Festival’s CityLit Stage.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 

 

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