Lit Bit: New Lines at The Writer’s Center


You’re invited to a reading event this Saturday at The Writer’s Center.  Authors published in New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers will read from their published work.


I’ve been invited to read an excerpt from my own story, which opens up the anthology. Cicadas” has been featured in the past on NPR’s The Signal, at the Baltimore Book Festival, Patterson Theater, libraries, book stores, art galleries, and more.


The Writer’s Center is America’s premier independent literary center, founded in 1976.  It is also the publisher of Poet Lore, the oldest continuously published poetry magazine in the United States, having started in 1889.


The New Lines anthology reading at The Writer’s Center runs from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 12.  The Writer’s Center is located at 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815.  Parking is free.  You can find directions and more information at their website,


Can’t make it or want a preview?  Listen to a reading of “Cicadas” from NPR’s The Signal at the link below – music and sound effects included!





Eric D. Goodman, Weekly Lit Bit


Eric’s column, Lit Bit, is published every week at and at  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.


Listen to Eric read an excerpt from his fiction on National Public Radio on the WYPR website.


If you liked what you heard, here is another excerpt of Eric reading his fiction on NPR.


And here’s Eric’s most recent NPR reading, which aired on the Valentine’s Day edition of The Signal.


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