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Podcast offerings from the Enoch Pratt Free Library / Maryland State Library Resource Center, featuring many author's appearances at the public library of Baltimore, MD.

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Writers LIVE! Marita Golden, Us Against Alzheimer's: Stories of Families, Love, and Faith

Marita Goldenis an Alzheimer’s activist and editor of themulti-cultural anthology,Us Against Alzheimer’s: Stories of Family Love and Faith. The program will include readings byKatia D. UlysseandLauren Francis-Sharma.Co-founder and President Emeritus of the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Foundation,Marita Golden is a veteran teacher of writing and an acclaimed award-winning author of seventeen works of fiction and nonfiction. As a teacher of writing she has served as a member of the faculties of the MFA Graduate Creative Writing Programs at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University and in the MA Creative Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.

63 MIN2 d ago
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Writers LIVE! Marita Golden, Us Against Alzheimer's: Stories of Families, Love, and Faith

Writers LIVE! Reginald Dwayne Betts and Lady Brion

Lady Brion is in conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts about his new poetry collection, Felon. The event was co-presented by OSI-Baltimore. A poet, essayist and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice, Reginald Dwayne Betts writes and lectures about the impact of mass incarceration on American society. He is the author of three collections of poetry, Felon, Bastards of the Reagan Era, and Shahid Reads His Own Palm, as well as a memoir, A Question of Freedom. A graduate of Yale Law School, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife and their two sons. LadyBrionis an international spoken word artist,activist, and 2015 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow. She is a national poetry slam champion and the author of With My Head Unbowed. She received a bachelor's in communication from Howard University and a MFA in creative writing from University of Baltimore. She serves as a board member of DewMore Baltimore, the cultural ambassador for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle...

71 MIN3 d ago
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Writers LIVE! Reginald Dwayne Betts and Lady Brion

Andrew Carnegie’s Gift to Baltimore: EPFL’s Carnegie Branch Libraries

Celebrate the start of Baltimore Architecture Month learning about businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who was inspired by Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt to build over a thousand public libraries across America. Told in the context of library history, architectural history, and Baltimore’s growth, this program showcases original photographs of Pratt’s fourteen neighborhood branches built with Carnegie funds.

55 MIN2 w ago
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Andrew Carnegie’s Gift to Baltimore: EPFL’s Carnegie Branch Libraries

Poetry & Conversation: Jona Colson, Edgar Kunz, & Tanya Olson

Jona Colson’s first poetry collection, Said Through Glass, won the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from the Washington Writers’ Publishing House. He received his BA in English and Spanish from Goucher College, a Master of Arts in Linguistics from George Mason University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from American University. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review,and elsewhere. His translations and interviews can be found in Prairie Schooner, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Writer’s Chronicle. He is an associate professor of ESL at Montgomery College in Maryland and lives in Washington, D.C.Edgar Kunz is the author of the poetry collection Tap Out (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), a New York TimesNew & Noteworthy book. His work has been supported by fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, the MacDowell Colony, Vanderbilt University, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Steg...

70 MIN3 w ago
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Poetry & Conversation: Jona Colson, Edgar Kunz, & Tanya Olson

Writers LIVE! Brian Kuebler, The Long Blink

Brian Kuebler in conversation with Ed Slattery.The Long Blink is a narrative nonfiction book by Emmy Award-winning journalist, Brian Kuebler, who exposes the staggering cost of the American trucking industry’s rising crash rate through the intimate struggle of Ed Slattery, who is left to piece his family back together after a trucker fell asleep at the wheel and killed his wife and maimed his son. From the historic, public settlement with the trucking company and a bizarre confrontation with its driver to one father’s ongoing and, more recently, frustrating fight on Capitol Hill for safer roads, the Slattery’s story is a revealing, emotional look at the rapidly growing danger we all face from the passing lane each and every day.Brian Kuebler is an award winning investigative journalist for WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. Kuebler has been a television reporter for 18 years. He has written, published, and broadcast thousands of stories in his career and has risen to become a lead i...

61 MIN3 w ago
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Writers LIVE! Brian Kuebler, The Long Blink

Writers LIVE! Kate Black, Represent

Kate Black will be in conversation withBaltimore City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed,Baltimore City Councilwoman Danielle McCray, Maryland DelegateStephanie Maddin Smith, and Maryland Delegate Brook Lierman.Presented in Partnership with Emerge Maryland.An energetic, interactive, and inspiring step-by-step guide, Represent teaches readers how to run for the approximately 500,000 elected offices in the US. Written with humor and honesty, it contains a plethora of information that will help any woman as she seeks political office. Structured around a 21-point document called “I’m Running for Office: The Checklist,” it covers everything from the nuts and bolts of where to run, fundraising, and filing deadlines, to issues like balancing family and campaigning, managing social media and how running for office can work in your real life plus infographics and profiles – including wisdom and advice - of various female politicians such as Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Lisa Murkowski and Ayanna...

54 MINSEP 19
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Writers LIVE! Kate Black, Represent

Writers LIVE! Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers

The intertwining stories inThe Great Believers take us through the heartbreak of the 80’s and the chaos of the modern world, as characters struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novelsThe Great Believers,The Hundred-Year House, andThe Borrower, as well as theshort story collectionMusic for Wartime.The Great Believerswas a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among other honors.Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director ofStoryStudio Chicago.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

61 MINSEP 14
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Writers LIVE! Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers

Writers LIVE: Chris Formant, Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn

Saving Washington:The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn blends real-life historical figures and events with richly developed fictional characters. On a marshy Brooklyn battlefield on August 27, 1776, four hundred men from Baltimore, Maryland assembled to do battle against a vastly superior British army. The novelfollows young Joshua Bolton and his childhood friend Ben Wright, a freed black man, as they witness British tyranny firsthand, become enraptured by the cause, and ultimately enlist to defend their new nation in a battle that galvanized the American nation on the eve of its birth.Chris Formant is a student of history and former president of a multi-billion-dollar global business. This is his second novel.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

61 MINSEP 5
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Writers LIVE: Chris Formant, Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn

Celebrating the 2019 Poetry Contest Finalists with Little Patuxent Review

The 2019 Enoch Pratt Free Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest finalistsreadalong with one of the contest judgesand onewinnerof the Poetry Contest in previous years.Jalynn Harris, the 2019 Poetry Contest winner, is a Baltimore native currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Baltimore where she is the inaugural recipient of the Michael F. Klein Fellowship for Social Justice. She is also the founder of SoftSavagePress, a press dedicated to promoting works by Black people. She received her BA in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has appeared in Transition, Gordon Square Review, Super Stoked Words, and Scalawag Magazine.Tom Large, 2019 Poetry Contest finalist, studied English literature at Swarthmore College and finished an MAin the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars before shifting to the School of Medicine to train as a psychotherapist. Since 1977, he has been in private practice here in Baltimore. Although he has read and loved po...

67 MINAUG 8
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Celebrating the 2019 Poetry Contest Finalists with Little Patuxent Review

Writers LIVE: Kim Paris Upshaw, Sunshine and Daniel: Seeking Grace in Lost Motherhood

Kim Paris Upshaw presents The Silent Women’s Club.In Sunshine and Daniel: Seeking Grace in Lost Motherhood, Kim Paris Upshaw takes us on a journey from loss to love, walking hand in hand with these women, our sisters. With each step along the pages of this unique storytelling-Bible study experience, these special mothers learn to be free from the shame, guilt and sadness of their loss to receive God's amazing grace, peace and love in their lives again.Kim Paris Upshaw lives in greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, Michael. Once weakened with the grief and shame of past choices, Kim desperately searched for answers and help after the loss of her children. During her quest for relief, she discovered great purpose from her pain. Passionately, Kim now shares how God's favor strengthens lives. Although she's a lawyer from 9 to 5, Kim makes up for it as a gospel recording artist and songwriter the rest of the day.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest fro...

42 MINJUL 27
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Writers LIVE: Kim Paris Upshaw, Sunshine and Daniel: Seeking Grace in Lost Motherhood

Latest Episodes

Writers LIVE! Marita Golden, Us Against Alzheimer's: Stories of Families, Love, and Faith

Marita Goldenis an Alzheimer’s activist and editor of themulti-cultural anthology,Us Against Alzheimer’s: Stories of Family Love and Faith. The program will include readings byKatia D. UlysseandLauren Francis-Sharma.Co-founder and President Emeritus of the Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Foundation,Marita Golden is a veteran teacher of writing and an acclaimed award-winning author of seventeen works of fiction and nonfiction. As a teacher of writing she has served as a member of the faculties of the MFA Graduate Creative Writing Programs at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University and in the MA Creative Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.

63 MIN2 d ago
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Writers LIVE! Marita Golden, Us Against Alzheimer's: Stories of Families, Love, and Faith

Writers LIVE! Reginald Dwayne Betts and Lady Brion

Lady Brion is in conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts about his new poetry collection, Felon. The event was co-presented by OSI-Baltimore. A poet, essayist and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice, Reginald Dwayne Betts writes and lectures about the impact of mass incarceration on American society. He is the author of three collections of poetry, Felon, Bastards of the Reagan Era, and Shahid Reads His Own Palm, as well as a memoir, A Question of Freedom. A graduate of Yale Law School, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife and their two sons. LadyBrionis an international spoken word artist,activist, and 2015 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow. She is a national poetry slam champion and the author of With My Head Unbowed. She received a bachelor's in communication from Howard University and a MFA in creative writing from University of Baltimore. She serves as a board member of DewMore Baltimore, the cultural ambassador for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle...

71 MIN3 d ago
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Writers LIVE! Reginald Dwayne Betts and Lady Brion

Andrew Carnegie’s Gift to Baltimore: EPFL’s Carnegie Branch Libraries

Celebrate the start of Baltimore Architecture Month learning about businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who was inspired by Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt to build over a thousand public libraries across America. Told in the context of library history, architectural history, and Baltimore’s growth, this program showcases original photographs of Pratt’s fourteen neighborhood branches built with Carnegie funds.

55 MIN2 w ago
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Andrew Carnegie’s Gift to Baltimore: EPFL’s Carnegie Branch Libraries

Poetry & Conversation: Jona Colson, Edgar Kunz, & Tanya Olson

Jona Colson’s first poetry collection, Said Through Glass, won the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize from the Washington Writers’ Publishing House. He received his BA in English and Spanish from Goucher College, a Master of Arts in Linguistics from George Mason University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from American University. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review,and elsewhere. His translations and interviews can be found in Prairie Schooner, Tupelo Quarterly, and The Writer’s Chronicle. He is an associate professor of ESL at Montgomery College in Maryland and lives in Washington, D.C.Edgar Kunz is the author of the poetry collection Tap Out (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), a New York TimesNew & Noteworthy book. His work has been supported by fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, the MacDowell Colony, Vanderbilt University, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Steg...

70 MIN3 w ago
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Poetry & Conversation: Jona Colson, Edgar Kunz, & Tanya Olson

Writers LIVE! Brian Kuebler, The Long Blink

Brian Kuebler in conversation with Ed Slattery.The Long Blink is a narrative nonfiction book by Emmy Award-winning journalist, Brian Kuebler, who exposes the staggering cost of the American trucking industry’s rising crash rate through the intimate struggle of Ed Slattery, who is left to piece his family back together after a trucker fell asleep at the wheel and killed his wife and maimed his son. From the historic, public settlement with the trucking company and a bizarre confrontation with its driver to one father’s ongoing and, more recently, frustrating fight on Capitol Hill for safer roads, the Slattery’s story is a revealing, emotional look at the rapidly growing danger we all face from the passing lane each and every day.Brian Kuebler is an award winning investigative journalist for WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. Kuebler has been a television reporter for 18 years. He has written, published, and broadcast thousands of stories in his career and has risen to become a lead i...

61 MIN3 w ago
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Writers LIVE! Brian Kuebler, The Long Blink

Writers LIVE! Kate Black, Represent

Kate Black will be in conversation withBaltimore City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed,Baltimore City Councilwoman Danielle McCray, Maryland DelegateStephanie Maddin Smith, and Maryland Delegate Brook Lierman.Presented in Partnership with Emerge Maryland.An energetic, interactive, and inspiring step-by-step guide, Represent teaches readers how to run for the approximately 500,000 elected offices in the US. Written with humor and honesty, it contains a plethora of information that will help any woman as she seeks political office. Structured around a 21-point document called “I’m Running for Office: The Checklist,” it covers everything from the nuts and bolts of where to run, fundraising, and filing deadlines, to issues like balancing family and campaigning, managing social media and how running for office can work in your real life plus infographics and profiles – including wisdom and advice - of various female politicians such as Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Lisa Murkowski and Ayanna...

54 MINSEP 19
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Writers LIVE! Kate Black, Represent

Writers LIVE! Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers

The intertwining stories inThe Great Believers take us through the heartbreak of the 80’s and the chaos of the modern world, as characters struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novelsThe Great Believers,The Hundred-Year House, andThe Borrower, as well as theshort story collectionMusic for Wartime.The Great Believerswas a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among other honors.Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director ofStoryStudio Chicago.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

61 MINSEP 14
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Writers LIVE! Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers

Writers LIVE: Chris Formant, Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn

Saving Washington:The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn blends real-life historical figures and events with richly developed fictional characters. On a marshy Brooklyn battlefield on August 27, 1776, four hundred men from Baltimore, Maryland assembled to do battle against a vastly superior British army. The novelfollows young Joshua Bolton and his childhood friend Ben Wright, a freed black man, as they witness British tyranny firsthand, become enraptured by the cause, and ultimately enlist to defend their new nation in a battle that galvanized the American nation on the eve of its birth.Chris Formant is a student of history and former president of a multi-billion-dollar global business. This is his second novel.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.

61 MINSEP 5
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Writers LIVE: Chris Formant, Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn

Celebrating the 2019 Poetry Contest Finalists with Little Patuxent Review

The 2019 Enoch Pratt Free Library / Little Patuxent Review Poetry Contest finalistsreadalong with one of the contest judgesand onewinnerof the Poetry Contest in previous years.Jalynn Harris, the 2019 Poetry Contest winner, is a Baltimore native currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Baltimore where she is the inaugural recipient of the Michael F. Klein Fellowship for Social Justice. She is also the founder of SoftSavagePress, a press dedicated to promoting works by Black people. She received her BA in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has appeared in Transition, Gordon Square Review, Super Stoked Words, and Scalawag Magazine.Tom Large, 2019 Poetry Contest finalist, studied English literature at Swarthmore College and finished an MAin the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars before shifting to the School of Medicine to train as a psychotherapist. Since 1977, he has been in private practice here in Baltimore. Although he has read and loved po...

67 MINAUG 8
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Celebrating the 2019 Poetry Contest Finalists with Little Patuxent Review

Writers LIVE: Kim Paris Upshaw, Sunshine and Daniel: Seeking Grace in Lost Motherhood

Kim Paris Upshaw presents The Silent Women’s Club.In Sunshine and Daniel: Seeking Grace in Lost Motherhood, Kim Paris Upshaw takes us on a journey from loss to love, walking hand in hand with these women, our sisters. With each step along the pages of this unique storytelling-Bible study experience, these special mothers learn to be free from the shame, guilt and sadness of their loss to receive God's amazing grace, peace and love in their lives again.Kim Paris Upshaw lives in greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, Michael. Once weakened with the grief and shame of past choices, Kim desperately searched for answers and help after the loss of her children. During her quest for relief, she discovered great purpose from her pain. Passionately, Kim now shares how God's favor strengthens lives. Although she's a lawyer from 9 to 5, Kim makes up for it as a gospel recording artist and songwriter the rest of the day.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest fro...

42 MINJUL 27
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Writers LIVE: Kim Paris Upshaw, Sunshine and Daniel: Seeking Grace in Lost Motherhood