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Writers LIVE! Christian Cooper

Science and comics writer Christian Cooper, also an expert birder, will reflect on his life leading up to and following his interaction with a dog walker in Central Park in May 2020.   Mr. Cooper’s video of the encounter went viral and contributed to the national conversation about race in America.   Christian Cooper will be joined in conversation by Baltimore Beat editor-in-chief Lisa Snowden-McCray. 

Christian Cooper is one of Marvel Comics first openly gay writers and editors.  He created Marvel's first openly lesbian character, as well as the first gay male character in Star Trek, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.  Mr. Cooper is the author and creator of Queer Nation: The Online Gay Comic.  He is also on the board of directors for NYC Audubon. 

Lisa Snowden-McCray is the editor-in-chief and cofounder of the Baltimore Beat.  She is a former editor at the Baltimore SunBaltimore City Paper, and Real News Network.  Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Essence, The Washington Post, and Baltimore Magazine. 

This program is presented in co-partnership with the Patterson Park Audubon Center.

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here.
  • There is no registration required for virtual attendance, simply visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Facebook or Youtube page.   
  • 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. 
  • Books provided by Dreamers & Make-Believers. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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

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Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Cleve Corner, Manager of Speaker & Author Engagement

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