Literary Arts Week is Almost Here!!!

October 9th, 2012

Next week GBCA, the Maryland State Arts Council, and CityLit will launch Literary Arts Week. The week is chock full of events that kick off this Sunday, October 14th at 3:00 p.m. at The Wind Up Space. WYPR’s Aaron Henkin will discuss “The Art of the Audio Doc.” Co-creator and producer of The Signal, Aaron discusses the basics of writing and producing a radio documentary piece, including interview tips, field recording techniques, narrative strategies, and editing skills. Other events include a discussion about “CityLit Press and the State of Publishing,” a “Literary Walking Tour of Mt. Vernon” hosted by the Maryland Humanities Council, and the “Baltimore City Senior Citizens’ Poetry Contest 2012 Awards” hosted by the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. For a full schedule click here!

Literary Arts week is made possible with a grant from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts and is a part of its Free Fall Baltimore series.

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the second edition of Outpost Journal that focuses exclusively on the vibrant arts community in Baltimore.

Outpost Journal is an annual, non-profit print publication on innovative art, design and community action from cities that are at times underexposed outside their home turf. Meant for locals and a wider audience alike, it consists of 64 gorgeous full color pages and comes packaged with a limited edition screen print and a cut-and-fold insert by Baltimore-based artists Shaun Flynn and Gary Kachadourian, respectively. This beautiful publication is available at the shops of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the American Visionary Art Museum, Atomic Books, Normal’s, and online.

Finally, I am making another pitch for the Mayor’s Cultural Town Hall next week on October 17th at the American Visionary Art Museum. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions today. Get out there and tweet #BmoreTownHall or post your thoughts on GBCA’s Facebook Timeline.

All the best,


P.S. Don’t delay, it’s time to nominate yourself (or reactivate your account) for the Baker Artists Awards! The first round of b-grants is just around the corner.


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