april, 2019

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


Event Details

CityLit Project is pleased to announce the 16th CityLit Festival will be held April 27, 2019 at the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center at the University of Baltimore.


What:   CityLit Festival 2019 will include a soon-to-be-announced keynote speaker and master class; 30-minute one-on-one editorial sessions with authors and editors; sessions and panel discussions featuring published authors and emerging writers; conversations on the craft of writing and topics of importance to the community; and a literary marketplace showcasing a diverse community of self-published authors, small presses, literary journals, accessories and organizations.


Featured sessions and literary artists include:

  • Angie Kim, author of “Miracle Creek,” a contemporary take on the courtroom drama, drawing on the author’s own life as a Korean immigrant, former trial lawyer and mother of a real-life “submarine” patient
  • Award-winning journalists Akiba Solomon, senior editorial director of Colorlines and Kenrya Rankin, deputy editor at Colorlines discuss their new work “How to Fight White Supremacy: The Field Guide to Black Resistance”
  • Panel discussion about the complexities of interracial life in America featuring “The Beiging of America, Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century” contributing editor Tara Betts and contributing authors Chelsea Lemon Fetzer, Jackson Bliss, Francis Frost, Naomi Raquel Enright, Shiane Wilcoxen and Herbert Harris
  • “How to Structure a Novel,” a discussion panel featuring five accomplished novelists
  • “You Can’t Live Off Air: Money’s in the Room,” an open dialogue about funding for writers
  • “Your Classics Aren’t My Classics,” stories from Asian American writers who deconstruct the concept of a “must-read book”
  • “New Releases: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction,” featuring authors worth celebrating


When: April 27, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: The William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center at the University of Baltimore

11 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost:    FREE (Fees apply for the master class and one-on-one editorial sessions.)

For CityLit Festival 2019 keynote speaker and master class announcements, as well as more information on sessions and literary artists, visitwww.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 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