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Enoch Pratt Free Library / Maryland State Library Resource Center

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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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Visions of the Future Panel Discussion

Featuring artistsValeria Fuentes,Phaan Howng, andKate Reed Petty. Moderated bySheri Parks.Celebrate the Year of the Women with a conversation looking to the future of women’s lives and work. Sheri Parks will lead a panelexploring Apocalyptic/Utopic narratives. The panelbrings together multidisciplinary artists in conversation to share how they interpret their experiences the world.Presented in partnership with MICA.Valeria Fuenteswas born in Bolivia but raised in Baltimore. She is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, cultural producer, and arts educator. She now runs a platform for immigrants called Roots & Raíces which aims to highlight, support, and celebrate immigrants through the arts in Baltimore. She received both a BFA in Architectural Design and an MA in Social Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. As part of the board of Baltimore Votes she also engages on work around civic engagement and voting in Baltimore City. She is committed to helping Baltimore and communities of color achieve equity and justice through her role as an artist, designer, and catalyst.Phaan Howngis a Baltimore based Taiwanese American multi-disciplinary art practice centers around creating various narratives and landscapes that reflect nature thriving in a utopian post-human planet, or what she terms an “optimistic post-apocalypse.”She received her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA in 2015, and her BFA in Painting from Boston University in 2004. Howng has exhibited her work at various places such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Arts and Industry Museum, and the Spring Break Art Show in New York City.Kate Reed Pettyis a writer, feminist, and environmentalist. Her first novel, entitled TRUE STORY, is coming Aug 4, 2020 from Viking Books. Her fiction and essays have been published online by Electric Literature, American Short Fiction, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and she was awarded a "30 Below" prize by Narrative Magazine. Kate's work has been supported by the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Bloedel Reserve, The Mount, and the Rubys Artist Grants. She lives in Baltimore.This program is part of ongoing2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiativeconversations at the Pratt Library.Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.

68 MINMAR 14
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Visions of the Future Panel Discussion

An Evening with Evelyn from the Internets

Join us for an evening with Evelyn from the Internets: humor writer,digital storyteller, and host ofSay It Loud, a PBS Digital Studios series that celebrates Black culture, context, and history. She is in conversation with Mykel Hunter of WEAA.Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.

54 MINMAR 3
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An Evening with Evelyn from the Internets

Poetry & Conversation: James Arthur & George David Clark

Canadian-American poetJames Arthuris the author ofThe Suicide’s Son(Véhicule Press, 2019) andCharms Against Lightning(Copper Canyon Press, 2012). His poems have also appeared inThe New Yorker,Poetry,The New York Review of Books,The American Poetry Review,The New Republic, and theLondon Review of Books. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The NationPrize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Northern Ireland, and a Visiting Fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. Arthur lives in Baltimore, where he teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.George David Clark’sReveille(Arkansas, 2015) won the Miller Williams Prize and his recent poems can be found inAGNI,The Georgia Review,The Gettysburg Review,Ecotone,The Southern Review, and elsewhere. The editor of32 Poems, he teaches creative writing at Washington and Jefferson College and lives in western Pennsylvania with his wife and their four young child...

70 MINFEB 28
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Poetry & Conversation: James Arthur & George David Clark

Writers LIVE! R. Eric Thomas, Here For It

From the creator ofElle’s “Eric Reads the News,” a heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and experiencing every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt,R. Eric Thomas redefines what it means to be an “other” through the lens of his own life experience. He explores the two worlds of his childhood: the barren urban landscape where his parents’ house was an anomalous bright spot, and the verdant school they sent him to in white suburbia. He writes about struggling to reconcile his Christian identity with his sexuality, the exhaustion of code-switching in college, accidentally getting famous on the internet (for the wrong reason), and the surreal experience of covering the 2016 election, and the seismic changes that came thereafter.R. Eric Thomas(he/him/his) is a senior staff writer atElleonline where he has written the daily pop culture and politics humor c...

60 MINFEB 25
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Writers LIVE! R. Eric Thomas, Here For It

Writers LIVE! Jerry Mitchell, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

Presented in partnership withOSI-Baltimore.Jerry Mitchellis in conversation with Morgan State University professorE. R. Shipp.In Race Against Time, Jerry Mitchell takes readers on the twisting, pulse-racing road that led to the reopening of four of the most infamous killings from the days of the civil rights movement, decades after the fact. His work played a central role in bringing killers to justice for the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham and the Mississippi Burning case. Mitchell reveals how he unearthed secret documents, found long-lost suspects and witnesses, building up evidence strong enough to take on the Klan. He takes us into every harrowing scene along the way, as when Mitchell goes into the lion’s den, meeting one-on-one with the very murderers he is seeking to catch. His efforts have put four leading Klansmen behind bars, years after they thought they had gotten away with murder.Jerry Mitche...

59 MINFEB 21
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Writers LIVE! Jerry Mitchell, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

Black History Month, Violence and Education

Black History month is often relegated to a time when significant Black figures are highlighted and that Black people’s struggle for equality in America is emphasized. This rendering of Black History Month contributes to the dehumanization of Black people and undermines meaningful approaches to authentic empowerment of Black people. This event will address the relationship between the limits of mainstream approaches to honoring Black history, the challenges regarding education, and violence in the Black community.Presented by Dayvon Love,Director of Public Policy atLeaders of a Beautiful Struggle.Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) isa grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people, in Baltimore, through: youth leadership development, political advocacy, and autonomous intellectual innovation.Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.

65 MINFEB 19
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Black History Month, Violence and Education

Love for Lucille

On the 10th anniversary of Lucille Clifton’s passing, join Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Clifton House, and Zora’s Den in a celebration of her generous spirit and writing. Writers will share poems and favorite memories of Lucille Clifton.Featured readers include:Abdul AliDiedre BadejoLinda Joy BurkeCarla Du PreeJessea GabbinJoanne GabbinMichael GlaserJalynn HarrisSharea HarrisZora’s Den (ZD) is a sacred space where Black women writers in search of encouragement and sisterhood can support one another in personal and professional growth. What started in January 2017, as an invitation-only Facebook group of twenty-two sister scribes, has grown to over two hundred women across the United States, and in various countries around the world. Zora’s Den welcomes and encourages its members to stand firmly in their identity as Black women writers.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.Re-opening activities are made possi...

109 MINFEB 18
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Love for Lucille

Writers LIVE! Dr. Neal Barnard, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health

Join Dr. Neal Barnard for a talk and demonstration of hormone balancing foods for the family inspired by his new book,Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health.Hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss, breast and prostate cancer, hot flashes, and much more. Few people realize that a simple food prescription can help you tackle all these and more by gently restoring your hormone balance, with benefits rivaling medications. Neal Barnard, MD, a leading authority on nutrition and health, offers insight into how dietary changes can alleviate years of stress, pain, and illness.Dr. Neal D. Barnard, FACC, is a faculty member of the George Washington University School of Medicine and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard is editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians, a nutrition textbook given to all second-year medical stud...

55 MINFEB 8
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Writers LIVE! Dr. Neal Barnard, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health

Writers LIVE! Caitlin Doughty, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

Caitlin Doughtyis in conversation with authorSheri Booker.InWill My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?,Caitlin Doughtyblends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans.Caitlin Doughtyis a mortician and the author ofWill My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?as well as the New York Times best-selling booksSmoke Gets in Your EyesandFrom Here to Eternity. She is the creator of the “Ask a Mortician” web series and founder of The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, where she owns and runs a funeral home, Clarity Funerals.Sheri Bookeris a poet, educator, and writer. A native of Baltimore, she spent nine years working in the funeral industry. She currently teaches writing and digital media at Morgan State University.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.Re-...

60 MINFEB 8
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Writers LIVE! Caitlin Doughty, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

Brown Lecture Series: Crystal Wilkinson, The Birds of Opulence

At once tragic and hopeful,The Birds of Opulenceis a story about another time, rendered for our own. The Goode-Brown family, led by matriarch and pillar of the community Minnie Mae, is plagued by old secrets and embarrassment over mental illness and illegitimacy. Meanwhile, single mother Francine Clark is haunted by her dead, lightning-struck husband and forced to fight against both the moral judgment of the community and her own rebellious daughter, Mona. The residents of Opulence struggle with vexing relationships to the land, to one another, and to their own sexuality. As the members of the youngest generation watch their mothers and grandmothers pass away, they live with the fear of going mad themselves and must fight to survive.Crystal Wilkinsonis the award-winning author ofThe Birds of Opulence(winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence), Water Street and Blackberries, Blackberries. Nominated for both the Orange Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award,...

63 MINFEB 6
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Brown Lecture Series: Crystal Wilkinson, The Birds of Opulence

Latest Episodes

Visions of the Future Panel Discussion

Featuring artistsValeria Fuentes,Phaan Howng, andKate Reed Petty. Moderated bySheri Parks.Celebrate the Year of the Women with a conversation looking to the future of women’s lives and work. Sheri Parks will lead a panelexploring Apocalyptic/Utopic narratives. The panelbrings together multidisciplinary artists in conversation to share how they interpret their experiences the world.Presented in partnership with MICA.Valeria Fuenteswas born in Bolivia but raised in Baltimore. She is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, cultural producer, and arts educator. She now runs a platform for immigrants called Roots & Raíces which aims to highlight, support, and celebrate immigrants through the arts in Baltimore. She received both a BFA in Architectural Design and an MA in Social Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. As part of the board of Baltimore Votes she also engages on work around civic engagement and voting in Baltimore City. She is committed to helping Baltimore and communities of color achieve equity and justice through her role as an artist, designer, and catalyst.Phaan Howngis a Baltimore based Taiwanese American multi-disciplinary art practice centers around creating various narratives and landscapes that reflect nature thriving in a utopian post-human planet, or what she terms an “optimistic post-apocalypse.”She received her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA in 2015, and her BFA in Painting from Boston University in 2004. Howng has exhibited her work at various places such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Arts and Industry Museum, and the Spring Break Art Show in New York City.Kate Reed Pettyis a writer, feminist, and environmentalist. Her first novel, entitled TRUE STORY, is coming Aug 4, 2020 from Viking Books. Her fiction and essays have been published online by Electric Literature, American Short Fiction, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and she was awarded a "30 Below" prize by Narrative Magazine. Kate's work has been supported by the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Bloedel Reserve, The Mount, and the Rubys Artist Grants. She lives in Baltimore.This program is part of ongoing2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiativeconversations at the Pratt Library.Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.

68 MINMAR 14
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Visions of the Future Panel Discussion

An Evening with Evelyn from the Internets

Join us for an evening with Evelyn from the Internets: humor writer,digital storyteller, and host ofSay It Loud, a PBS Digital Studios series that celebrates Black culture, context, and history. She is in conversation with Mykel Hunter of WEAA.Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.

54 MINMAR 3
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An Evening with Evelyn from the Internets

Poetry & Conversation: James Arthur & George David Clark

Canadian-American poetJames Arthuris the author ofThe Suicide’s Son(Véhicule Press, 2019) andCharms Against Lightning(Copper Canyon Press, 2012). His poems have also appeared inThe New Yorker,Poetry,The New York Review of Books,The American Poetry Review,The New Republic, and theLondon Review of Books. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The NationPrize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Northern Ireland, and a Visiting Fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. Arthur lives in Baltimore, where he teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.George David Clark’sReveille(Arkansas, 2015) won the Miller Williams Prize and his recent poems can be found inAGNI,The Georgia Review,The Gettysburg Review,Ecotone,The Southern Review, and elsewhere. The editor of32 Poems, he teaches creative writing at Washington and Jefferson College and lives in western Pennsylvania with his wife and their four young child...

70 MINFEB 28
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Poetry & Conversation: James Arthur & George David Clark

Writers LIVE! R. Eric Thomas, Here For It

From the creator ofElle’s “Eric Reads the News,” a heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and experiencing every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt,R. Eric Thomas redefines what it means to be an “other” through the lens of his own life experience. He explores the two worlds of his childhood: the barren urban landscape where his parents’ house was an anomalous bright spot, and the verdant school they sent him to in white suburbia. He writes about struggling to reconcile his Christian identity with his sexuality, the exhaustion of code-switching in college, accidentally getting famous on the internet (for the wrong reason), and the surreal experience of covering the 2016 election, and the seismic changes that came thereafter.R. Eric Thomas(he/him/his) is a senior staff writer atElleonline where he has written the daily pop culture and politics humor c...

60 MINFEB 25
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Writers LIVE! R. Eric Thomas, Here For It

Writers LIVE! Jerry Mitchell, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

Presented in partnership withOSI-Baltimore.Jerry Mitchellis in conversation with Morgan State University professorE. R. Shipp.In Race Against Time, Jerry Mitchell takes readers on the twisting, pulse-racing road that led to the reopening of four of the most infamous killings from the days of the civil rights movement, decades after the fact. His work played a central role in bringing killers to justice for the assassination of Medgar Evers, the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer, the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham and the Mississippi Burning case. Mitchell reveals how he unearthed secret documents, found long-lost suspects and witnesses, building up evidence strong enough to take on the Klan. He takes us into every harrowing scene along the way, as when Mitchell goes into the lion’s den, meeting one-on-one with the very murderers he is seeking to catch. His efforts have put four leading Klansmen behind bars, years after they thought they had gotten away with murder.Jerry Mitche...

59 MINFEB 21
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Writers LIVE! Jerry Mitchell, Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era

Black History Month, Violence and Education

Black History month is often relegated to a time when significant Black figures are highlighted and that Black people’s struggle for equality in America is emphasized. This rendering of Black History Month contributes to the dehumanization of Black people and undermines meaningful approaches to authentic empowerment of Black people. This event will address the relationship between the limits of mainstream approaches to honoring Black history, the challenges regarding education, and violence in the Black community.Presented by Dayvon Love,Director of Public Policy atLeaders of a Beautiful Struggle.Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) isa grassroots think-tank which advances the public policy interest of Black people, in Baltimore, through: youth leadership development, political advocacy, and autonomous intellectual innovation.Re-opening activities are made possible in part by a generous gift from Sandra R. Berman.

65 MINFEB 19
Comments
Black History Month, Violence and Education

Love for Lucille

On the 10th anniversary of Lucille Clifton’s passing, join Enoch Pratt Free Library, the Clifton House, and Zora’s Den in a celebration of her generous spirit and writing. Writers will share poems and favorite memories of Lucille Clifton.Featured readers include:Abdul AliDiedre BadejoLinda Joy BurkeCarla Du PreeJessea GabbinJoanne GabbinMichael GlaserJalynn HarrisSharea HarrisZora’s Den (ZD) is a sacred space where Black women writers in search of encouragement and sisterhood can support one another in personal and professional growth. What started in January 2017, as an invitation-only Facebook group of twenty-two sister scribes, has grown to over two hundred women across the United States, and in various countries around the world. Zora’s Den welcomes and encourages its members to stand firmly in their identity as Black women writers.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.Re-opening activities are made possi...

109 MINFEB 18
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Love for Lucille

Writers LIVE! Dr. Neal Barnard, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health

Join Dr. Neal Barnard for a talk and demonstration of hormone balancing foods for the family inspired by his new book,Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health.Hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss, breast and prostate cancer, hot flashes, and much more. Few people realize that a simple food prescription can help you tackle all these and more by gently restoring your hormone balance, with benefits rivaling medications. Neal Barnard, MD, a leading authority on nutrition and health, offers insight into how dietary changes can alleviate years of stress, pain, and illness.Dr. Neal D. Barnard, FACC, is a faculty member of the George Washington University School of Medicine and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard is editor-in-chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians, a nutrition textbook given to all second-year medical stud...

55 MINFEB 8
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Writers LIVE! Dr. Neal Barnard, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health

Writers LIVE! Caitlin Doughty, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

Caitlin Doughtyis in conversation with authorSheri Booker.InWill My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?,Caitlin Doughtyblends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans.Caitlin Doughtyis a mortician and the author ofWill My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?as well as the New York Times best-selling booksSmoke Gets in Your EyesandFrom Here to Eternity. She is the creator of the “Ask a Mortician” web series and founder of The Order of the Good Death. She lives in Los Angeles, where she owns and runs a funeral home, Clarity Funerals.Sheri Bookeris a poet, educator, and writer. A native of Baltimore, she spent nine years working in the funeral industry. She currently teaches writing and digital media at Morgan State University.Writers LIVE programs are supported in part by a bequest from The Miss Howard Hubbard Adult Programming Fund.Re-...

60 MINFEB 8
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Writers LIVE! Caitlin Doughty, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

Brown Lecture Series: Crystal Wilkinson, The Birds of Opulence

At once tragic and hopeful,The Birds of Opulenceis a story about another time, rendered for our own. The Goode-Brown family, led by matriarch and pillar of the community Minnie Mae, is plagued by old secrets and embarrassment over mental illness and illegitimacy. Meanwhile, single mother Francine Clark is haunted by her dead, lightning-struck husband and forced to fight against both the moral judgment of the community and her own rebellious daughter, Mona. The residents of Opulence struggle with vexing relationships to the land, to one another, and to their own sexuality. As the members of the youngest generation watch their mothers and grandmothers pass away, they live with the fear of going mad themselves and must fight to survive.Crystal Wilkinsonis the award-winning author ofThe Birds of Opulence(winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence), Water Street and Blackberries, Blackberries. Nominated for both the Orange Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award,...

63 MINFEB 6
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Brown Lecture Series: Crystal Wilkinson, The Birds of Opulence
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