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Book Review for BhB Director’s The White Rail

whiterailBlog Chamber Four has recently reviewed BrickHouse Books’ Director Clarinda Harriss’ book The White Rail in their recent literary reviews. Filled with details, analysis, and a strong summary, reviewer Charles Rammelkamp assess The White Rail with great enthusiasm and understanding of the novel.

Below is an excerpt from Rammelkamp’s review:

Reading Clarinda Harriss’s fiction is like reading another version of Laura Lippman’s and Anne Tyler’s Baltimores mixed up together, from the genteel dilapidation of old Baltimore to the dangerous underbelly of the city’s streets. The White Rail is a slender volume, precious as a poetry collection, consisting of six stories, all set in Baltimore or nearby…

To read the full review go here and make sure to check out Chamber Four and their other literary reviews!

Upcoming Events to Check Out!

Suddenly found yourself with some time on your hands? Feel like exploring and attending events rich with culture? Check out these upcoming events. Hope to see you there!
1)  Wednesday, February 26, 2014  noon  – Howard Community College – Recital Hall
“Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights Movement” – an oral history performance program with participants from the civil rights movement era sharing their stories.
Harriet Lynn, Director – Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium
Free and open to the public
2)  “O Say Can You Feel…”  Oral History Performance Project at Reginal F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture
Seeking individuals various ages, ethnic and racial backgrounds willing to participate in a special project that will be presented at the museum and at various sites in 2014. We ask that you share your story about your relationship to your flag.
This program is part of the exhibit “For Whom it Stands”  opening May 17, 2014 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.  A stipend is available to participants.
Harriet Lynn of the Heritage Theatre Artists Consortium is the director.
Contact Terry Taylor, Education Director at the Reginald F. Museum for information  at  for more information
Visit website for more information:
“This project and exhibition has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Sheila Pree Bright’s residency is in collaboration with the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House.”
3)  JHU – Odyssey Spring Program 2014
In honor of Women’s History Month –  “Here Come the Ladies:  Legends of British Music Hall and Vaudeville Entertainment”
Harriet Lynn of Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium provides an entertaining and educational three-part series of three women who were legendary entertainers – including Baltimore’s own Ella Shields and British stars of yesteryear  Vesta Tilley and Marie Lloyd
Also, Harriet Lynn of Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium is interviewed for the February 2014 issue of the online museum publication, Plinth, focusing on museum theatre.
For more information contact:
Harriet Lynn

Loch Raven Review now online for easy access

The staff of Loch Raven Review are happy to announce their Fall/Winter issue is now available online at

Their new issue includes poetry, translation of works by Korean poets, a piece of nonfiction, a tribute to Seamus Heaney, and several pieces of fiction.

If you’re interested in submitting, the Spring deadline is February 28 and Summer deadline is May 31. For more information check out their guidelines here.

When “That Don’t Matter” Does Matter in the Workplace


By: Holly Robbins

Contrary to popular belief, English college graduates are able to choose from a wide variety of careers and are known to excel over other employees in the workplace. Since employers value proper grammar, correct punctuation, professional writing, and critical thinking, they are more likely to hire English majors over those from other majors, because they know that these skills help establish clear communication with their clients and give their company a solid reputation of professionalism. Therefore, English majors are at a greater advantage compared to those of other majors when it comes to applying for a job, because they possess the skills that companies want.

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Submitting Your Work: A How to Guide

You’ve finally finished your manuscript but what now? Where do you submit it? Do you need to format it? What kind of rights does the magazine or publication have over your works? These questions (and about a million more) are all worries that new writers face. But not to worry! Check out Neon Magazine’s helpful article “How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Magazines” to help make your life a little easier!

Good luck!