Please join author Kathi Wolfe on December 2nd for a reading with Bailout Theater, courtesy of Judson Arts Wednesdays. Doors open at 55 Washington Square South at 7 pm. Free community meal served and devoured at 7:15 pm. Free art offered and enjoyed at 8 pm. This month, a lineup of poets and musicians, curated by Sarah Duncan, reflect on “Wellness” through story and song. For more information please see the event site, http://judson.org/bailouttheater.
Taking place at diverse locations between October and December, this series features four events and five books selected by a committee of Baltimore-area writers. Each book club event features a facilitated conversation with interested readers and the books’ authors. Presented in partnership with and sponsored by The Ivy Bookshop (Information on how to register for one or more Book Club Series events coming soon.) The first 10 people to RSVP for each event will receive a free copy of the book! For more information, please visit this page.
On Oct. 13, BrickHouse Books and LitMore will host Doors to the Mysteries: Vodou and Art, an evening of readings — literary and tarot — with playwright and author Louie Crowder and tarot reader Sky Bradshaw.
The program will include a discussion of Alchemical theater and its relationship to Vodou ceremonies, Vodou as Divine Theater, and expression through forms of art as language/conversation with the spirit. Crowder will also read from his works.
A longtime resident of New Orleans, Crowder is an ordained vodou priest, as is performance artist and tarot reader Sky Bradshaw, who will discuss some of the nuts and bolts of ceremony and dialogue with the Divine.
Loiue Crowder won BrickHouse’s Stonewall Chapbook Award in 2013 with his one-act play A Better House for Ritchie. His short play “The First Snuff Film I Ever Saw Was in Charleston, South Carolina,” premiered at the 11th annual Fresh Fruit Festival in New York City. His first novel, In Irons, was published Spring 2014 by Gallatin and Toulouse Press (New Orleans). His second novel, Henry Gereighty, was published this spring by Next Left Press (Ascension Parish, La.)
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. at LitMore, 3326 Keswick Road. Admission is free, but donations to LitMore will be appreciated. Liquid refreshments will be available for purchase.
Sept. 30: Shirley Brewer, Doritt Carroll, Ivan Young. 7 PM, Litmore, 3326 Keswick Rd, 21211.
Oct. 13: Louise Crowder and Sky. Readings from poetry, prose, and tarot. 7 PM Litmore.
Kathi Wolfe, winner of the 2014 Stonewall Chapbook Competition, has written a new article for the Washington Blade. BhB is mentioned. Read it here.
The rules of grammar scored a big victory in a recent Ohio appeals court decision. Read more here.
Baltimore’s City Paper recently posted a very good review of Gary Blankenburg’s Above All Things. Read it here.
BhB would like to congratulate Juan Felipe Herrera on being appointed Poet Laureate for 2015-16 by the Library of Congress. He is the first Hispanic official poet of the United States. Click here for more information.
Kathi Wolfe, author of The Uppity Blind Girl Poems, will be reading at the Rock Creek Nature Center in Washington, DC on June 21st at 3 PM as part of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series. Click here for more details.