Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Tracks Author at CityLit Festival

Tracks author Eric D. Goodman is among the authors scheduled to appear at the seventh annual CityLit Festival. Dubbed "a can't miss event on the city's cultural scene," the free, day-long festival is presented by CityLit Project and Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Bestselling author Elizabeth Kostova headlines the event. Kostova, best known for her smash debut The Historian, returns to the New York Times Bestsellers List with The Swan Thieves. Kostova was recently featured on NPR and in the current issue of Poets & Writers magazine, which highlights her fiction seminar in Bulgaria.

Also profiled in the latest P&W, novelist Sam Lipsyte. His newest release, The Ask, has garnered rave reviews including a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Lipsyte will appear as part of the 510 Reading Series program during the festival.

Maryland Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly makes his first CityLit Festival appearance. Plumly's latest collection, Old Heart, was a finalist for the National Book Award. He'll be joined by Laura Shovan, winner of the first Harriss Poetry Prize for her chapbook Mountain, Log, Salt, and Stone.

Actress, daytime Emmy Award nominee, and NAACP Image Award winner Victoria Rowell debuts her first novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva.

The Baltimore Sages reading features local favorites Maud Casey, Michael Downs, Lia Purpura, Rosalia Scalia, Ron Tanner, and Rafael Alvarez. (Note that Rafael Alvarez will also be appearing with Tracks author Eric D. Goodman at the next Lit & Art event at the Watermark Gallery on April 25; more details to come soon!)

Returning favorite features of the festival include Poet's Ink workshops, Poetry by Place readings, the Maryland Humanities Council's "Letters About Literature" ceremony, and the ever-popular busting Literary Marketplace.

The Literary Marketplace features local authors, organizations, workshops, literary journals, and more. Goodman will be there at the Flightless Goose booth, sharing his childrens' book.

The free festival takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, downtown Baltimore.

More details and a complete schedule can be found on the CityLit website.


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