april, 2019

27apr9:30 am- 5:30 pmCityLit Festival 2019


Event Details

CityLit Project is pleased to announce Dani Shapiro, The New York Times best-selling author of “Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love,” will deliver the 16th CityLit Festival keynote in conversation with Marion Winik, author of “Baltimore Book of the Dead.” This one-day, literary arts celebration will be held April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center at the University of Baltimore located at 11 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, Md., 21201.


“Dani Shapiro is a writer whose latest mesmerizing work will reel you into the discussion of who you belong to, family secrets and what happens when we learn the unknowable. To have her headline this year’s Festival in a presentation with Baltimore’s own Marion Winik is a can’t-miss opportunity,” said CityLit Project Executive Director Carla Du Pree. “This festival is a celebration designed specifically for readers and writers on the subjects they care about. The festival is free, but bring your energy, as we present sessions from screenwriting and children’s literature to panel discussions focused on timely and important topics such as challenging mass incarceration, journalism in the age of Trump, the lack of representation for Asian-American writers and narratives about being mixed race in America.”


CityLit Festival 2019 will feature the master class “Diving into Stage Writing: Dialogue and Drama” with Maryland playwright Kia Corthron, as well as 30-minute one-on-one editorial critiques with Tafisha Edwards, Karen Houppert, Bret McCabe, Lauren LaRocca and Brian Price; over 20 sessions featuring published authors and emerging writers; and a literary marketplace showcasing a diverse community of self-published authors, small presses, literary journals, accessories and organizations.


The Festival is FREE. Pre-registration is required for the Master Class and One-on-One Editorial Sessions ($10 each). The Festival bookseller is The Ivy Bookshop. For more information, visit www.citylitproject.org.


About CityLit Project

CityLit Project nurtures the culture of literature, creates enthusiasm for the literary arts, connects a community of avid readers and writers and opens opportunities for young people and diverse audiences to embrace the literary arts. CityLit is noted for its two signature events, the CityLit Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival and the day-long CityLit Festival each spring. For more information, visit www.citylitproject.org.


(Saturday) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm


University of Baltimore’s William H. Thumel, Sr. Business Center

11 West Mt. Royal Avenue Baltimore MD 21201