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Scott Shane, Sheri Booker, Lane Harlan, and Edward Doyle-Gillespie: "City of Artists - Baltimore"

Contributors Scott Shane, Sheri Booker, Lane Harlan, and Edward Doyle-Gillespie will be joined in conversation by BmoreArt publisher Cara Ober to celebrate the release of City of Artists - Baltimore.  The book weaves together stories and artwork, a mosaic of words and images from the streets, neighborhoods, waterways, bars, corners, and studios of an historic American city. Harmoniously, it tells a story about living and creating in Baltimore and how the city influences and informs the creative process.

About the Contributors: 

Scott Shane is a former reporter for the New York Times and Baltimore Sun.  He is the author of Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone and Dismantling Utopia: How Information Ended the Soviet Union

Sheri Booker is the author of Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner City Funeral Home and the children’s book, Imagine a Brown Girl.  She is a  lecturer in the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University.

Lane Harlan is the Philippines-born founder of several nationally recognized bars and restaurants in Baltimore. In 2013, she opened W.C. Harlan, a cocktail bar in a dimly lit row home. Her other establishments include: Clavel Mezcaleria, which has been nominated for culinary rewards by the James Beard Foundation three times; Fadensonnen, named “Best Bar in America 2021” by Bon Appeìtit Magazine; Angels Ate Lemons; and the forthcoming cocktail bar, The Coral Wig. In 2021 she was named “Most Interesting Woman in the Restaurant Industry” by Saveur Magazine.

Edward Doyle-Gillespie is a Baltimore poet and writer. He holds a BA in History from George Washington University, and a Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University. He has worked in the fields of education and law enforcement.


​​​About the Moderator: 

Cara Ober is an artist, arts writer, curator, and the founding editor and publisher at BMoreArt.   

Program Information: 

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.  
  • To attend in person you must register here.  
  • Doors will open to registered attendees at 6pm. 
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Book Discussions, Writers LIVE!, Arts @ the Pratt, Virtual Event

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Cleve Corner, Manager of Speaker & Author Engagement

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