we're back from our yearly pilgrimage to the CityLit Festival at Enoch Pratt Free Library in downtown Baltimore, where the 510 Readings were held in the cool, soft-lit Fine Arts Department. The lineup was even cooler: Geoff Becker, Andy Devine, Dawn Raffel, and Sam Lipsyte. Like mega cool.
Recent Flannery O'Connor prize winner Geoff Becker read the beginning of his new novel, HOT SPRINGS, just out from Tin House Books:
The reclusive but very dapper Andy Devine made a rare appearance to promote his first book, WORDS, from Publishing Genius Press:
The much-revered Dawn Raffel treated to new work and also a glimpse at her latest collection, FURTHER ADVENTURES IN THE RESTLESS UNIVERSE (Dzanc Books, 2010):
Finally, Sam Lipsyte, whose literary star could not burn brighter these days, gave us glimpses into parenting, unemployment, and the new world order in his latest novel, THE ASK (FSG, 2010):
That's all for now, but there's always more! Join us on May 15th at our regular location (Minas Gallery) for Deborah Rudacille, Joshua Furst, Joanna Smith Rakoff, and Alison Livingston!