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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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GEO-POE at Westminster Hall


Looking for a bookish Halloween event? Or a Halloween Literary event? Tonight’s the night. Join the CityLit Project at Westminster Hall (the final resting place of Edgar Allan Poe) for GEO-POE

In October 2014, fourteen writers hid fourteen stories inspired by the death of Edgar Allan Poe or written in a Poesque fashion. Geo-cached in spots around Baltimore, each story is part of a puzzle that is GEO-POE: A Literary Geo-Caching Adventure.

www.facebook.com/geopoebaltimore

Free Fall Baltimore Event
Geo-Poe: The Reading
Oct 29, 7pm at Westminster Hall
Please RSVP for free admission here
http://bit.ly/1yHDH4Y

At last, let the identities of these fourteen warped writers be revealed!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The End Has Come


For the 2014 Lit and Art Reading Series, that is.

The final Lit and Art of the 2014 season takes place the last Sunday in October—this weekend! Featured readers include David Andrews, Shirley Brewer, Anthony C. Hayes, Richard Peabody, and Trish S.

Classical piano will be performed by Tom Glenn. The original artwork of Manzar will be on display, and you can help yourself to free wine and refreshments.  Nithin Jagdish and Eric D. Goodman are your welcoming hosts. Plus, open mic offers the opportunity for you to show us what you’ve got.

Join us for the last Lit and Art of the 2014 season on Sunday, October 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Watermark Gallery, 100 South Charles Street, second floor of the Bank of America Building right across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

 
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NaNoWriMo One Month Early


Do you do NaNoWriMo? It’s right around the corner. NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, takes place every November—a month of pens and paper, desktops and lap tops, coffee and creativity. The goal: to write a novel of 50,000 words or more in one month’s time.

I used to be a perennial participant. I won NaNoWriMo five years in a row. Then I realized that I had lots of decent first drafts of novels, but not enough polished final drafts, so I stopped.

I had thought of participating again this year, but I just couldn’t wait. So I decided to do it one month early. I started writing when the calendar turned to October, and I expect to have a draft completed before the trick-or-treaters arrive on the doorstep.

NaNoWriMo is more motivator than contest. It’s sort of like a marathon. You have to be a regular writer who practices, have to train yourself for the event. But if you do, and if you’re driven, you can write a novel in a month. And it’s a great feeling.

Then comes the rewriting and the editing. But there are plenty more months for that.

Whether you decide to participate in National Novel Writing Month or you decide on the month that best fits your schedule and mood, write on!

Look for more details on my latest novel, set in China, in the months to come. Until then, check out some of the places I visited earlier this year that found their way into the novel!

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Last Lit and Art of the Year


Last month, the Lit and Art Reading Series took its place once again at the Baltimore Book Festival—the Mid-Atlantic Region’s biggest literary celebration! We were hosted by the CityLit Stage—the hottest stage of the festival! Featured talent included Tom Glenn, Eric D. Goodman, Holly Morse-Ellington, Nitin Jagdish, Nathan Leslie, and Liz Moser. The event was emceed by NPR’s Aaron Henkin, whose program “The Signal” takes listeners on a weekly tour of Baltimore’s cultural landscape.

But we’re not ones to dwell on the past. Let’s look to the future.

The final Lit and Art of the 2014 season takes place the last Sunday in October! Featured readers will include David Andrews, Shirley Brewer, Tony Hayes, Richard Peabody, and Trish S.

Musical interludes of classical piano will be performed by Tom Glenn. The original artwork of Manzar will be on display, and the program will be held together with wine and refreshments. Plus, open mic will offer the opportunity for you to show your talent as well.

Join us for the last Lit and Art of the 2014 season on Sunday, October 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Watermark Gallery, 100 South Charles Street, second floor of the Bank of America Building right across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

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