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Dead Baltimore Authors

The program will feature short excerpts of work by several writers who lived in Baltimore for at least some of their lives: Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zora Neale Hurston, Dashiell Hammett, Ogden Nash, Walter Lord, Tom Clancy, Gertrude Stein, Upton Sinclair, Karl Shapiro, Emily Post, Munro Leaf, John Dos Passos, and others. Dorothy Parker, who never lived in Baltimore but whose ashes are buried here, will also make an appearance.

Presenting the work will be some of Baltimore's best readers, including poet Kendra Kopelke, actor/directors Peter Toran and John Wilson, long-time Baltimore radio voice Paul Kopelke, and poet and performance artist Lenett Nef'faahtiti Myrick.

The program will also include an introduction to a Baltimore literary walking tour mobile app developed by Baltimore Heritage, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Baltimore, the Maryland Humanities Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and CityLit Project.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Central Library, Poe Room
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Age Group

Teens, Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Programs For Adults

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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