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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Get Your Lit On at Baltimore Book Festival City Lit Stage

For many in the local literary community, this is the Literary New Year celebration. It's time to get your lit on!

Yes, it’s that season again—time for the Baltimore Book Festival. It’s the Mid-Atlantic Region’s biggest literary celebration! The event takes place from Friday, September 26 at noon to Sunday, September 28 at 6 p.m.

Once again, the Lit and Art Reading Series has a place at the Baltimore Book Festival’s CityLit Stage—the hottest stage of the festival! Our program takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 26 and features Tom Glenn, Eric D. Goodman, Holly Morse-Ellington, Nitin Jagdish, Nathan Leslie, Liz Moser, and Manzar. The event will be emceed by NPR’s Aaron Henkin, whose program “The Signal” takes listeners on a weekly tour of Baltimore’s cultural landscape.

Other featured writers participating in this year’s festival include Alice McDermott, Rafael Alvarez, Jessica Anya Blau, Sid Gold, Jen Michalski, Lalita Noronha, and a multitude of others.

Learn more about this year’s Baltimore Book Festival at www.baltimorebookfestival.org.

Go right to the CityLit Stage!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lit and Art at Baltimore Book Fest


It’s that season again—time for the Baltimore Book Festival. It’s the Mid-Atlantic Region’s biggest literary celebration! The event takes place from Friday, September 26 at noon to Sunday, September 28 at 6 p.m.

Once again, the Lit and Art Reading Series has a place at the Baltimore Book Festival’s CityLit Stage—the hottest stage of the festival! Our program takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 26 and features Tom Glenn, Eric D. Goodman, Holly Morse-Ellington, Nitin Jagdish, Nathan Leslie, Liz Moser, and Manzar of the Watermark Gallery. The event will be emceed by NPR’s Aaron Henkin, whose program “The Signal” takes listeners on a weekly tour of Baltimore’s cultural landscape.

Other featured writers participating in this year’s festival include Alice McDermott, Rafael Alvarez, Jessica Anya Blau, Sid Gold, Jen Michalski, Lalita Noronha, and a multitude of others.

Learn more about this year’s Baltimore Book Festival at www.baltimorebookfestival.org.

Go right to the CityLit Stage!

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

A Charming Place for Writing and Reading


Do you know about The Historic York Inn / Smyser Bair House?

It’s just the place for a quiet writing retreat!

Located in the four-block historic district of downtown York, this 1830’s home is about an hour north of Baltimore. The luxurious mansion is filled with historic details—gilded Pier Mirrors, stained-glass windows, inlayed floors, massive wood doors and banisters, crystal and brass chandeliers, and hand-plastered molding. Step into the inn and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time.

On the National Register of Historic Properties and the York Walking Tour, the home boasts nine comfortable guest rooms. Whether you’re visiting for a rest or to work, it’s a great place to get away.

For the visitor, it’s centrally located to a number of destinations: York, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Hershey, Lancaster, Baltimore, Washington DC, and a number of interesting sights nearby. The central location makes The Historic York Inn well-positioned for an extended vacation of day trips.

For the city-dweller, it is also a perfect location — because it is in walking distance to everything: the Visitor’s Center, the Central Market and Farmer’s Market (featured as one of the top ten historic markets in the U.S. by the Food Network), the Strand-Capitol Historic Theater and Performing Arts Center, fine and casual dining, restaurants and night clubs, boutique shops, art galleries, antique shops, museums, the colonial courthouse, Historic Trust, Penn Park, the bus station, the new Baseball Stadium, office buildings, countless historic markers, and even the original Articles of Confederation which established the United States of America. It’s easy to be a "guest about town" when you live in this mansion.

For those wanting a working vacation, it’s a great place for a writing retreat, artist retreat, or just a relaxing setting for curling up with some books you’ve been meaning to read.

The home has been featured on national television, in magazines—and even made the top story on the front page of the York newspaper when we purchased it!

Want to book a stay for a night, week or month, or just schedule a tour? Simply email YorkInn@gmail.com.

Learn more about The Historic York Inn / Smyser Bair House by visiting the website at www.YorkInn.info.

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