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Friday, April 03, 2020

Like Tiger King? You'll Love Setting the Family Free!



Tiger King is the number one show on Netflix right now.

Hungry for more? Check out Setting the Family Free, my novel inspired by some of the events featured in Tiger King!

Published by Loyola's Apprentice House last fall, lauded by Junot Diaz as "supremely moving, ferocious and tender" and by Jacqueline Mitchard as "a generous, boisterous, surprising read, like a tiger in your back yard," Setting the Family Free is available now as a hardcover, paperback, and ebook!



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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

No Fooling: The Goodmans Relocated



Today the Goodman family announced their relocation. 

After residing for one year in downtown Baltimore’s Federal Hill and 19 years in the Rodgers Forge neighborhood, they have vacated their rowhouse and moved to a new home.

“It was just getting too crowded in our rowhouse,” said Nicole Goodman, 21. “Between the souvenirs they buy when traveling and all of Dad’s books, it was starting to feel like we lived in a warehouse.”

“Actually, it was more like a library with a cabinet of curiosities,” Alexander Goodman, 15, corrected.

Tied to the local literary community—and their careers and schools—the Goodmans decided not to move too far away. They resisted the temptation to move to Canada.

“Alex just got into Carver Center for the Arts, and Nicole’s still at Towson University’s Honors College, so we wanted to make sure they could still attend and we could still make it to work,” Nataliya Goodman, 49, stated.

The new home, Wineberry House, is in the Manor Hills neighborhood of Glen Arm, just 15 minutes from their old home. They can now walk to Loch Raven hiking trails they used to drive to. They're in the woods, but only minutes from civilization.

“Close enough to still consider myself a Baltimore writer,” Eric D. Goodman, 48, insisted.

This summer, once they're closer to unpacked and settled in, the Goodmans plan to host a housewarming party, assuming people are permitted to gather once again. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.




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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Bearable Lightness of Being in Czech Republic



Here’s a travel story published a couple years ago I don’t think I ever got around to sharing.

"The Bearable Lightness of Being in Czech Republic" is a  travel story published by inTravel Magazine in three parts during 2017 and 2018.

If you’re sitting at home worrying about the Corona virus, enjoy some armchair travel at the link below!


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Friday, March 13, 2020

Lit And Art House Concert Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

Given the Coronavirus pandemic, we are cancelling the Lit and Art House Concert scheduled for March 28.
Don't worry: we will reschedule the event for a later date, likely in May. If the NBA, NHL, larger concerts, and theme parks are cancelling, it may be a sign.
Stay well and stay tuned.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Lit and Art House Concert II

The next event in the Lit and Art Reading Series is part literary reading and part house concert! After an exciting house concert event one evening last spring, we decided to do it again.

Authors and poets and artists Nathan Leslie, Dan Cuddy, Sally Whitney, Nitin Jagdish, and Manzar Rassouli will take the basement stage where members of bands like Wilco, June Star, and the Humidors have performed!

The event is BYOB and will begin with about half an hour of socializing before Pinto (featuring Andrew Laughland) takes the stage with some original music, followed by literary readings and more music.

The event kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at 13 Wagonwheel Ct., Glen Arm, Maryland. 

Bring your friends! Bring a bottle or dish and your appetite for a fun evening of music and lit!

Learn more at the Lit & Art page!

www.facebook.com/groups/LitAndArt

UPDATE: Given the Coronavirus pandemic, we are cancelling the Lit and Art House Concert scheduled for March 28. 

Don't worry: we will reschedule the event for a later date, likely in May. If the NBA, NHL, larger concerts, and theme parks are cancelling, it may be a sign.

Stay well and stay tuned.

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