Another exciting event on the University of Baltimore campus: join us tonight for this year's Skelter journal release party! Skelter is one of UB's literary journasl, produced by undergraduate students, featuring creative work from the UB community.
The event is free and open to the public. There will be good snacks and great company, with readings from this year's contributors to delight and entertain you. I will be reading from “City of Stories," a short fiction piece about a girl searching for her father in a city where “every brick is itself a story."
Many thanks to everyone who stopped by the reading and book fair yesterday. We celebrated the release of 23 newly-published books by up-and-coming writers of fiction, poetry and memoir. Check out these brilliant, diverse, poignant collections:
Baltimore City Blues by Clynthia Burton Graham (fiction)
We Were the Baumanns by Elise Gallagher (fiction)
The Other Side by J.M. Moore (fiction)
Polka Dots, Stars, or Black Holes by Tara Gillespie (fiction)
Ground Force: Shoot First, Aim Later by Hayden Van Wormer (fiction)
We Are Not The Cool Kids by S.B. Stokes (fiction)
All By Our Lonesome by Mark Wadley (fiction)
Grandmother Tree by Christine Drawl (fiction)
Baltimore 21224 by Mary Spence (fiction)
What's Next by Linda Franklin (fiction & poetry)
Desolation of Monday by PJ Dominisky (poetry)
With My Head Unbowed by Lady Brion (poetry)
Ear to the Ground by Kerrin Smith (poetry)
Nyctinasty by Cynthia Porter (poetry)
Mental Health Friend by Moshe Fine (poetry)
The Order in Which They Went by John Constantine Tobin (poetry)
Gotta Make Do by Waun'Shae Blount (memoir)
Mothers and Other Strangers by Lauren Campbell (memoir)
If you're in the Baltimore area next weekend, stop by the MFA Graduate Reading and Book Fair at the University of Baltimore, where 23 indie authors will be presenting their work. With a mix of fiction, memoir and poetry writers, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
The reading will be in two one-hour sections, with a reception and book fair to follow. It's a perfect chance to pick up a Mother's Day gift or some summer reading.
Hope to see you there!
The books arrived yesterday, fresh from the printer. It feels like Christmas! Spencer Printing did an awesome job handling the covers: silver offset printing on black paper.
The official release date is May 12th, but you can preorder now!