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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hazardous, On-the-Job Reading

Here's something really scary: the hazards of work.

The latest issue of the acclaimed literary zine Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! from Eight-Stone Press focuses on Occupational Hazards

The latest issue features the works of dozens of authors, including D.R. Belz, Bill Hughes, Holly Morse-Ellington, Anthony C. Hayes, Caryn Coyle, Wayne Countryman, William P. Tandy, Rafael Alvarez, Earl Crown, Jeffrey L. Shipley, Fernando Quijano III, Gregg Wilhelm, and many others!

My piece, "Playing in the Sun When I Should Have Been Working in the Cabin" was published in the issue.

Learn more about Occupational Hazards, a Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore production, at http://eightstonepress.com/hon/honwork.htm.



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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

An Event Bridging the Arts

This week an article was published in The Examiner about how the Lit and Art Reading Series bridges the arts. 

That's because every Lit and Art event brings together fiction, poetry, nonfiction, live music, original art, wine, refreshments, and conversation. The events take place several times every year at The Watermark Gallery, 100 South Charles Street across from Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Some of the Lit and Art featured writers from the 2013 series included Madison Smartt Bell, Bathsheba Monk, Jessica Anya Blau, Michael Kimball, Jerry Holt, Lucrecia Guerreo, D. R. Belz, Nathan Leslie, Tom Glenn, Julie Wakeman-Linn, Sue Ellen Thompson, Charles Rammelkamp, Goodloe Byron, Jacob Panic, and many others.

The next Lit and Art at the Watermark events will take place on Sundays, January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, May 25, and June 29.

Read about the most recent Lit and Art event, part of Baltimore Literary Arts Week and Free Fall Baltimore, in the Examiner article by Eric Campos.

http://www.examiner.com/article/lit-art-event-bridges-all-the-arts-with-the-theme-of-storytelling

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Every Writer Needs a Proofreader

I use Grammarly for proofreading because a good proofreader can mean the difference between passing out a bowl full or a bowel full of treats this Halloween night.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Free Fall with Lit and Art at the Watermark


Join us this Sunday, October 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. for Lit and Art at the Watermark for an afternoon of exciting readings, live music, original art, a talk about the fall of Saigon with newly declassified information, and a special concert by acclaimed author Madison Smartt Bell! Not to mention wine and refreshments, all free an open to the public.

The next Lit and Art takes place this Sunday, October 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Watermark Gallery, 100 S. Charles St., across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

The program features original art by Manzar; original songs by Goodloe Byron; readings by Lauren Beth Eisenberg Davis, D.R. Belz, and Barbara Friedland; an exciting presentation by Tom Glenn on the fall of Saigon (he was there under fire as it happened); and a special musical performance by National Book Award nominee Madison Smartt Bell. Did we mention free wine and refreshments?

The Lit and Art reading series is part of Baltimore Literary Arts Week, which is part of Free Fall Baltimore.

This event is part of Literary Arts Week, a week-long celebration of literary arts programming and writers, poets, and readers, part of Free Fall Baltimore. Created in partnership by CityLit Project, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the Maryland State Arts Council and with the participation of the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund.

Check out all of the events that make up Baltimore Literary Arts Week … and all of the exciting activities that make up Free Fall Baltimore!


Learn more about the event participants at the Lit & Art Facebook Page.



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Monday, October 07, 2013

Words and Wine Benefit Catonsville Library



Don’t miss the next annual Words and Wine Benefit at the Catonsville Library this Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at the Catonsville Library. Tickets are $25 and include not only the opportunity to mingle and chat with some of your favorite local authors as you listen to jazz guitar, but also all the wine you can drink and cheese you can eat. (And you can certainly get your money’s worth out of the wine and cheese—and help the library at the same time!)

This year’s authors include Jen Michalski, Rafael Alvarez, Rob Kasper, Dan Toomy, and a host of others. My wife and I will be there with copies of Tracks and Flightless Goose.


And don’t forget … The next Lit and Art takes place this Sunday, October 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Watermark Gallery, 100 S. Charles St., across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. See the previous post for more details.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Free Fall Baltimore Presents Literary Arts Week


Free Fall Baltimore is yet another reason to look forward to autumn; the free events are as plentiful as the falling leaves.

The most exciting part of Free Fall Baltimore is Baltimore Literary Arts Week. Readings, performances, even evenings with dead authors. There is a lot going on.

For example, the New Mercury Reading at Mencken House takes place Saturday, October 13 and the 510 Reading at Minas Gallery takes place on Saturday, October 19.

The Poe House is having a “Poe-pen” house as they reopen. The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival is always a big hit. Free museums, theaters, concerts, and more!

Come enjoy “An Evening of Dead Baltimore Authors’ On October 10, featuring Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dashiell Hammett, Ogden Nash, Walter Lord, Gertrude Stein, Upton Sinclair, Karl Shapiro, Emily Post, Munro Leaf, John Dos Passos, and others!

The very first item on the Free Fall Baltimore website’s list? Lit and Art at the Watermark! The next Lit & Art event takes place at the Watermark Gallery on Sunday, October 13 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Join us at the Watermark Gallery, 100 S. Charles St., across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for 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?

Check out all of the events that make up Baltimore Literary Arts Week … and all of the exciting activities that make up Free Fall Baltimore!
 

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