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