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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lit, Art, and Music Overcome Riots

Baltimore’s been plagued by rioting and chaos for a few days. But Baltimore is more about music and art and literature than riots and looting and destruction.

Today, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is performing a free concert outside the Meyerhoff in support of the community, just blocks from where the worst of the rioting occurred.


A March for Justice and Love is organized for this afternoon beginning at 2, starting at the intersection of North Ave. and Charles street.


Although the Orioles game will be played, the stadium is closed in a major league first. But Baltimore’s downtown libraries remain open to the public.


The CityLit Project’s board of directors and the Enoch Pratt Free Library have announced that the CityLit Festival will go on, scheduled for this Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral Street, downtown.

We hope, in its own small way, that the gathering of Baltimore’s literary artists and lovers of literature can be part of not only the healing process, but of the process toward thoughtful understanding and meaningful solutions."

Baltimore is the “city” part of CityLit, and we love her.”

I’ll be among the authors joining the CityLit Festival this year, along with John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Steve Berry, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Jason Tinney, Lalita Noronha, A.C. Arthur, and a host of others.

Get the full itinerary and learn more about the CityLit Festival at www.citylitproject.org.

This is our chance to B’More.


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