Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 14th 510 Readings: CityLit Festival!

Salutations, faithful listeners, the cruelest month has began, and the 510 Readings is making our annual pilgrimage downtown to the 9th Annual CityLit Festival at Enoch Pratt Library. But not everything about April is cruel; in fact, our lineup of Christine Lincoln, Rachel Demma, Sarah Lippman, and Matthew Norman, is sweet, funny, seductive, alluring, comforting, painful, sad, and sometimes cruel. And wait until you listen to their stories. We'll see you there: 1-1:50 pm in the Fine Arts Department (Enoch Pratt Library). For more information about the CityLit Festival and other readers, including Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Busch, Tania James, Ron Tanner, and Justin Sirois, go here.

Christine Lincoln is the author of Sap Rising, a novel-written-in-stories that has received international acclaim. Her stories have appeared on stage at Symphony Space and Word Theatre, read and performed by Don Cheadle, Gary Dourdan, and Lizan Mitchell. Christine is a recent graduate from the University of Baltimore’s MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program. Currently she is at work on a collection of stories entitled A Thousand Hills.

Rachel Demma lives and writes in Baltimore, MD. Short prose and poems of hers can be found more than once in Opium Magazine, and online at Ghoti and dcist.

Sara Lippmann holds an MFA from the New School. Her fiction has been published in WomenArts Quarterly, Slice Magazine, Potomac Review, Big Muddy, Our Stories, PANK, and Smokelong Quarterly, among many others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and placed on Wigleaf's list of Top 50 [very] short fictions. Her column, "Read it Loud: Notes from Storytime," appears regularly at Used Furniture Review. She co-hosts the Sunday Salon, a monthly NYC reading series, and lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Matthew Norman is an advertising copywriter. He lives with his wife and daughter in Baltimore. Domestic Violets is his first novel.