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Enoch Pratt Free Library Tent
Stage: East Mount Vernon Place
Friday, September 27
Graphic Novels D.I.Y
Graphic novel D.I.Y. with Jonathon Scott Fuqua and Stephen Parke , a program for cool teens. Author and artist, creators of Medusa’s Daughter talk about how to write a graphic novel.
Zombies: Monsters with Meaning
Arnold T. Blumberg, co-author of Zombiemania and creator of the University of Baltimore “Media Genres” course, “Zombies in Popular Media,” explores the evolution of the zombie as modern pop culture icon.
Saturday, September 28
Stories from The Growing Griots
African griots (pronounced gree' o), the historians and storytellers for their community, inspired Maryland's Afrocentric storytellers to create the Griots' Circle of Maryland, Inc. The Growing Griots are the young storytellers.
Saucy and Sassy: Stories with Marion Winik
A cross between Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, longtime NPR commentator Marion Winik tells tales from her new book Highs in the Low Fifties, that follows her attempt to rebuild her world as a once-widowed, once-divorced single mom. With her signature optimism, resilience, and poor judgment, Winik dives into a series of romantic experiences. Some are pathetic, some are sweet, and some are simply incredible.
Kiese Laymon in Conversation with Lester K. Spence
Kiese Laymon, in his novel Long Division and book of essays How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others, explores the themes of racism, southern life, black masculinity and whiteness. He explores these themes along with writing, the life of the mind and LeBron James with Lester K. Spence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1886-2013: One Man’s Enduring Gift to Baltimore
Longtime manager of the Maryland Department at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center (SLRC), and a 32 year veteran at the Library, Jeff Korman talks about Enoch Pratt.
Channel Surfing the Tunes
Enjoy the music of librarian/guitarist Bob Burke, Social Science and History Department Manager at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center (SLRC).
Sunday, September 29
Larry Gibson, Young Thurgood
In Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice, University of Maryland School of Law professor Larry Gibson presents fresh information about Marshall's family, youth, and education. Gibson sheds new light on the NAACP and its first lawsuits in the campaign that led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school-desegregation decision. He also corrects some of the often-repeated stories about Marshall that are inaccurate.
Allegra Bennett, Do You!
You’re a savvy teacher who creates winning lesson plans? You’re the family Jedi Master at turning store coupons into big bucks? You’re a crafty executive with cunning corporate success secrets? You’re the keeper of the family history? Your friends always come to you for trusted advice? You have a book in you! Write it!
Poetry Readings: Jane Satterfield and Bruce A. Jacobs
Jane Satterfield is the author of three books of poems, most recently Her Familiars (Elixir, 2013). Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry and the William Faulkner Society's Gold Medal for the Essay.
Bruce A. Jacobs’ books of poems are Speaking Through My Skin (Michigan State University Press) and Cathode Ray Blues (Tropos Press). His work has appeared in dozens of literary journals and anthologies, including 180 MORE, edited by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
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