Coming Soon — Book the Writer
A book club that reads local (Baltimore-area) writers and invites them to attend the meeting. A club inspired by this article in the New York Times. Evenings where writers can engage readers and readers can have the benefit of the author’s thoughts while enjoying a glass of wine or a local brew.
This is not intended to be a place where authors lecture about their work, rather they will be part of the discussion which will inevitably involve critique and spirited exchange.
Baltimore has a healthy and growing writers’ community though perhaps not as rich as New York’s. Let’s meet our local writers and support them by reading their work, buying their books and acknowledging that their time is valuable by paying for it.
Send me an e-mail or leave a comment if you are interested in participating — as an author or a reader. I expect the first meeting will take place this Spring, 2014.
Hello! I’m the author of THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD, HEAVEN SHOULD FALL, and INSIDE THESE WALLS, all published in the past few years by MIRA. I have lived in Maryland since the age of four, and my first two novels are at least partially set in Maryland (THE KINGDOM OF CHILDHOOD, which was critically acclaimed, is set in a fictionalized version of Greenbelt). The book I’m currently working on is set in Baltimore. I enjoy representing my home state in fiction, but the experience of being a Maryland writer can be frustrating– unlike many other states, MD does not do much to recognize its authors. I would be happy to join you for a discussion about any of my books, as I love a good book-chat and the topics I write about always lead to some spirited debate. Regardless of which authors you choose, I’m very pleased to see a local group recognizing MD authors! We have a great deal of talent in this state and I am proud to know so many of these creative, hardworking people.
Thanks for responding. We’re working on the concept and I look forward to talking with you more about it.
In addition to giving Maryland authors exposure, I think it will be great fun for readers.
Let’s bridge the gap, shall we?