Baltimore Book Festival 2014

Another year, another book festival visits our grande ol’ city of Baltimore. The Baltimore Book Festival will be at the Baltimore Inner Harbor from Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014. Admission is absolute free, so even if you’re just now hearing about it, you can still attend!

The festival will be featuring a large variety of locally and nationally acclaimed writers, including poet Leslie Harrison (Displacement, Before the Door of God), Catherine Asaro (The Ruby Dice), Rafael Alvarez (Tales from the Holy Land), and many more. There will also be a wide variety of exhibitors and booksellers in attendance. Check out the full list of participants here.

Readings take place most of the day, but you can also get more involved in the literary community yourself by visiting the various meet and greets, where you can chat with some of your favorite authors and ask where they got started. A very exciting appearance will be made by We Need Diverse Books, the organization striving to increase diversity in the literary world. Also, for you lovers of the less traditional forms of literature, the Baltimore Book Festival is not only home to the lovers of novels, but also welcomes those interested in comics and graphic novels at their Charm City Comic Book Pavilion, sponsored by Third Eye Comics.

Stop by the event website for more details, and I hope to see you there!

-Kate, BhB online editor

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Calling all Towson students!

Good morning, Baltimore!

Alright, so maybe it’s night time, but I’m in a great mood – why, you may be asking? Well, let me tell you!

As a Towson student myself, I’m pretty hyped about the upcoming reading we have going on on campus September 18th at 6:30 PM, at the College of Fine Arts building room 3150. A professor and writer I truly admire, Angela Pelster-Wiebe, is going to be reading, and it’s be pretty swell for any interested parties to come out and give her and her fellow speaker, Geoff Becker, some support. Angela will be reading from her book of essays titled Limber, while Geoff is expected to be reading some new material during his sabbatical presentation.

Geoff Becker is the author of of the novels Hot Springs (Tin House Books, 2010) and Bluestown (St. Martin’s Press, 1996), in addition to the story collections, Black Elvis (U. of Georgia Press, 2009) and Dangerous Men (U. of Pittsburgh Press, 1995). He holds many honors and awards in the literary community, amongst them being the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature, the Flannery O’Connor Prize for Short Fiction, and the Nelson Algren Award.

Angela Pelster-Wiebe received her B.Ed. from the University of Alberta and her Master of Fine Arts from the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her children’s novel The Curious Adventures of India Sophia (River Books, 2005) won the Golden Eagle Children’s Choice award, and Limber (Sarabande Books), her collection of essays, came out earlier this year in April.

Check out the bolded bits for a time and place, and come out to rejuvenate your love for writing and join in the literary community right here in Baltimore County!

––Kate, BhB online editor

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The Multiverse

Filmmaker Zach Greenbaum and Cherokee Storyteller Joseph StandsWithMany will be hosting an evening of mythical film and storytelling. Join in the festivities as Zach shows three of his films, and Joseph tells three stories. Enter the Multiverse with them Thursday, September 11 at 7:30PM. Tickets are a great price –– $12 for general audiences, an $9 for members of the Creative Alliance. Check out the full event listing on the Creative Alliance website here

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Baltimore Story Collections.

Check out this review on the Washington Independent! The White Rail, a book by our very own Clarinda Harriss –– director here at BrickHouse –– is reviewed alongside Tales from the Holy Land by Rafael Alvarez –– a reporter with the Baltimore Sun. 

Disclaimer: Although the books were not published by BrickHouse, one was written by a BrickHouse author and thus deserves a mention on our website!

 

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Check out the newest issue of Light!

Light is the oldest journal of light verse in America, and even better –– a poem by our very own Clarinda Harriss is featured in this months issue! Check it out here.

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“The White Rail” by Clarinda Harriss interview.

Check out this interview with our very own Clarinda Harriss! The interview discusses Clarinda’s newest collection of short stories, each taking place in our home town of Baltimore, Maryland. Whether you’re from our beloved city, or just looking for something new, give “The White Rail” a read –– right after you check out this interview with the author!

––Kate Surles, Online Editor

 

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On Holiday, by Erin Gibbons

Once a student at our very own Towson University, Erin Gibbons no longer lives in Baltimore, but has decided to join the BrickHouse Books team to put her skills to use at the city’s oldest publishing house! Along with giving Erin a warm welcome, here’s a short story she’s decided to share with us titled “On Holiday.” Enjoy!

––Kate Surles, Online Editor

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Writing is a Muscle, by Trevor D. Richardson

Trevor D. Richardson is a Portland-based novelist, who is soon to be relocating to the Baltimore area. Wanting to broaden his literary horizons here in the land of the Ravens and Natty Boh, he decided to take on the task of joining the BrickHouse community as a guest blogger! We hope to see more from him the future, but without further adieu, please enjoy this first piece from him titled “Writing is a Muscle.”

––Kate Surles, Online Editor

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Unruly Catholic Women Writers: Creative Responses to Catholicism

Good afternoon, BrickHouse-ians! (Or would we be BrickHouse-ites?)

What better way is there to spend a Saturday night than a book reading? Take a moment, and then read on for the answer.

 

The answer is: “there is no better way!”

If you got this little trivia question correct, then you’ll be happy to hear that we received news that Madeleine Mysko, Carol Cooley, Pat Montley, Ana Kothe and Jeana Del Rosso will be doing a reading from their anthology Unruly Catholic Women Writers: Creative Responses to Catholicism. The anthology is a 2013 finalist in the Foreward Review / IndieFab Awards, Anthologies Category –– how exciting! So we’re happy to extend an invitation to our entire community here at BrickHouse Books to join these lovely writers Saturday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. at The Ivy Bookshop:

Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-377-2966
http://www.theivybookshop.com/

 

A book signing will follow the reading, so be sure to bring your copies!

 

Best wishes,

––Kate Surles, Online Editor

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