Saturday, April 24, 2010

Goose Author Shares Lit & Art on April 25

Get Lit & Art on April 25
You’re invited to join a group of local writers, poets, musicians, and artists for this Sunday’s Lit & Art at the Watermark.

Like all Lit & Art events, it is free and open to the public. Wine, food, and refreshments will be served—along with healthy helpings of lit, art, and music. An open mic session gives you the opportunity to share your work as well.

Featured authors this time include Kathy Cottle, Meg Adams, Barbara Friedland, Sonia Linebaugh, and Flightless Goose author Eric D. Goodman. Nitin Jagdish emcees. The art of Manzar and music of Red Tractor Factory will fill out the afternoon.

The event takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 25 at The Watermark Gallery, located in the Bank of America Center Skywalk Level, right across from the Inner Harbor, at 100 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The phone number is (410) 547-0452.

Come experience what has been called “the best excuse to get lit in Baltimore on a Sunday afternoon.”

Monday, April 12, 2010

Apprentice House Showcases Authors at Loyola University

Flightless Goose Author Eric D. Goodman will read from his novel in stories, Tracks, this week at Loyola University.

The country’s only student-staffed, campus-based book publisher, Apprentice House of Loyola University, celebrates a selection of recently published books on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Loyola University, 4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore.

“One Last Hit,” a story from Tracks, was published in the Apprentice House anthology, Freshly Squeezed. Eric will read his story as part of the Author’s Showcase.

The reading and reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center’s Fourth Floor Programming Room at Loyola’s Evergreen Campus.

The publisher has been featured in Publishers Weekly (twice), The Sun, City Paper, The Examiner, The Urbanite, and the newsletter of the Independent Book Publishers Association. Its annual chapbook contest draws more than fifty entries per year.

The event marks a rare area appearance for Seattle-based poet Paul Nelson, founder of the nonprofit Global Voices Radio and past president of the Washington Poets Association. In his epic poem, Nelson re-enacts the history of Auburn, Washington, originally known as the town of Slaughter. Written in the spirit of William Carlos Williams, Charles Olson, and Michael McClure, A Time Before Slaughter explores the history of this Northwestern place from the myths of Native people to the xenophobia toward Japanese-Americans, from the urge to control to the hunger for liberation.

Light refreshments will be served. Books will also be available for purchase.

Loyola University is located at 4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210. The Student Center is adjacent to the athletic fields near the intersection on Millbrook Road and East Cold Spring Lane. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Apprentice House, please visit, or for directions and parking, please visit and enter search term “directions.”

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Flightless Goose at CityLit Fest

Author Eric D. Goodman will be sharing his book, Flightless Goose, at the seventh annual CityLit Festival. Dubbed "a can't miss event on the city's cultural scene," the free, day-long festival is presented by CityLit Project and Enoch Pratt Free Library.

The Festival features many authors and poets, including Elizabeth Kostova, who wrote The Swan Thieves. It may sound similar since it includes waterfowl in the title, but it is a very different book.

Other featured writers include Sam Lipsyte, Stanley Plumly, Laura Shovan, Victoria Rowell, Maud Casey, Michael Downs, Lia Purpura, Rosalia Scalia, Ron Tanner, and Rafael Alvarez.

If you come for the festivities, be sure to stop by the Flightless Goose booth where you’ll have the opportunity to get your own autographed copy of the full-color, hardcover storybook for children.

The free festival takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, downtown Baltimore.

More details and a complete schedule can be found on the CityLit website.