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Writers LIVE! Mark Bowden

Bestselling author Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down) will report on the 2016 FBI investigation that resulted in the arrest of gang leader Montana Barronette in Baltimore’s Sandtown neighborhood.  The author, given access to FBI case files and interviews with Barronette’s family and neighbors, provides a detailed account of the gang leader’s life.   Mark Bowden will be joined in conversation by Baltimore Banner investigative reporter Justin Fenton. 

Mark Bowden is the bestselling author of several books, including Black Hawk Down.  He is also a journalist, who formerly wrote for the Philadelphia Inquirer and currently contributes to the Atlantic magazine. 

Justin Fenton is an investigative reporter for the Baltimore Banner. He is the author of We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption that was recently adapted into an HBO miniseries. 

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here. 
  • 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. 
  • Book sales provided by The Ivy Bookshop. 

Thursday, April 20, 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

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Writers LIVE at the Library

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Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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