BrickHouse Books’ 40th Birthday Party, hosted by Lorraine and Markell Whittlesey

All photos taken by Eva Quintos Tennant.

Di-Vine Reading at The Ivy Bookshop

Friday, October 5th, The Ivy Bookshop in the Lake Falls Village shopping center is hosting a reading of editors and poets at 7 p.m. The lineup includes David Eberhardt, Clarinda Harriss (editor of BrickHouse Books, Inc.), Chris Mason (the Tinklers), Constantine Pantazonis, Stephen Reichert (editor Smartish Pace), Bruce Sager, and Laura Shovan (editor of Little Patuxent Review).

A special mystery celebrity (not Clint Eastwood) will also be there, and refreshments are free!

Find us at 6080 Falls Road at Lake, and call Dave at 410-235-7507 for more information.

Cruellest Month Poetry and Performance Festival

The festival is being held on Monday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Towson Library, 320 York Rd.

April 4 — Hosted by poet Barbara DeCesare, the theme of this even will be “interactions that always seem to go awry.” The event will include interactive plays and readings from Hiram Larew, Michael Gushue and Plato Hieronimous.

April 11 — Hosted by BrickHouse Books, this reading will present Doritt Carroll and Bill Rivera.

April 18 — Hosted by William P. Tandy, editor and publisher of “Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!” this evening’s event will feature Mobtown-infused poetry with works from E. Doyle-Gillespie, S.J. Ferrandi, Gavin Heck, Ian Hochberg, Sarah Jane Miller and Fernando Quijano III, among others.

April 25 — Hosted by The Maryland Writers’ Association and Laura Shovan , this event is celebrating the launch of Little Patuxent Reviews, “Life in Me Like Grass on Fire: Love Poems.” Over a dozen contributing poets will be reading their works.

For more information see this article or contact Chris Casamassamia at or 410-718-6574, or go to