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 www.ApprenticeHouse.com, or for directions and parking, please visit www.loyola.edu and enter search term “directions.”