Lit Bit: Get Ready for the Festivities

Filed in Gather Entertainment News Channel by on August 29, 2009 0 Comments

 
What many people in the Baltimore literary community refer to as our “literary new year” will be here before you know it;  The Baltimore Book Festival takes place on the weekend of September 25, 26 and 27 and offers a little bit of lit for everyone.

Tens of thousands of people visit the Baltimore Book Festival each year—it’s the largest celebration of the literary arts in the mid-Atlantic region.  All of the regulars will be there: Maryland Writers’ Association, CityLit Project, Creative Café, Literary Salon, Children’s Bookstore Stage, and more!

This year’s authors include Buzz Aldrin, Gwen Ifill, Ralph Nader, Chris Gardner, Amiri Baraka, Ingrid Hoffmann, Farai Chideya, Maureen McCormick, Dale DeGroff, Lourdes Castro, Adam Ried, Mordicai Gerstein and James Warhola.

The regular “Lit & Art at the Watermark” reading series will bring fiction, poetry, non-fiction, live music, original artwork, and refreshments to the Creative Café on Sunday.  And you’ll find copies of Flightless Goose,for sale at the tent of the Maryland Writer’s Association.

Learn more about the Baltimore Book Festival and all it has to offer at their official website.

www.baltimorebookfestival.com

Learn more about the Lit & Art event at their website too.

http://www.baltimorebookfestival.com/index.cfm?page=schedules&id=477
 

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Eric D. Goodman, Weekly Lit Bit
 
Eric’s column, Lit Bit, is published every week at www.edgewriter.gather.com and at www.Writeful.blogspot.com.  Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, and literary events, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.
 
Eric is a full-time writer and editor.  Eric and his work have been featured in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Review, Writers Weekly, The Arabesques Review, The Potomac, The Baltimore Messenger, The Twoson Times, JMWW, Freshly Squeezed, Scribble, Slow Trains, New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers, On Stage Magazine, Whatever, Coloquio, To Be Read Aloud, Neck of My Guitar, and Travel Insights.
 
Learn about Eric’s new childrens’ book, Flightless Goose, at the online pond.
www.RunGoose.com
 
Listen to Eric read an excerpt from his fiction on National Public Radio on the WYPR website.
 
http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-587318.mp3
 
If you liked what you heard, here is another excerpt of Eric reading his fiction on NPR.
 
http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-754738.mp3
 
And here’s Eric’s most recent NPR reading, which aired on the Valentine’s Day edition of The Signal.
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wypr/arts.artsmain?action=viewArticle&id=1469301
 
You can find all of Eric’s Lit Bit articles at www.gather.com/litbit. Keep up with Eric’s other postings and Gather activity by joining his Gather network — just visit www.edgewriter.gather.com and select the orange “Connect” button on the left-hand side of the page.

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