Jan 31, 2015: Tinney & Morse-Ellington at New Mercury

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Jason Tinney is an award-winning fiction writer, musician, freelance journalist, and actor. He is the author of Ripple Meets the Deep, Louise Paris and Other Waltzes, andBluebird. His short stories have also been published in the anthology, Out of Tune. Jason has been a contributor to several magazines, among them,Baltimore, Style, Gorilla, Her Mind, Urbanite,and Maryland Life. Jason co-founded and performs with the award-winning music groups Donegal X-Press and The Wayfarers. http://www.jasontinney.com

Holly Morse-Ellington has published essays and photographs with Matador Network, Three Quarter Review, the Baltimore Review Blog, Baltimore Fishbowl, andelsewhere.She is an editor for Baltimore Review and the publicist for award-winning singer-songwriter, Victoria Vox. Holly is also an extra on VEEP Season Four. http://www.hollyneat.com

As Limestone Connection, Jason and Holly present a combination of music and storytelling. They perform blues and folk-inspired originals and covers, with Jason on harmonica and Holly on vocals and ukulele. Their set includes readings from their publications and off-the-cuff stories inspired by a common ground: family tales and traditions. http://www.hollyneat.com/contact/limestone-connection

Holly and Jason will read and perform on Jan 31, 2015, 5-7 pm at the New Mercury at the Windup Space, 10-12 W. North Ave in Baltimore. With Gene Oishi and Margo Christie.

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Jan 31, 2015: Gene Oishi at The New Mercury

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Gene Oishi is a former reporter, Washington and foreign correspondent for The Baltimore Sun. He has written articles on the Japanese-American experience in various publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Newsweek and West Magazine. His memoir, In Search of Hiroshi, was published in 1988. His first novel, Fox Drum Bebop, is inspired by the three years he spent in an American concentration camp during World War II.

Gene will read at The New Mercury on Jan 31, 2015, 5-7 pm at the Windup Space, 10-12 W. North Ave, Baltimore MD with Margo Christie, Jason Tinney, and Holly Morse-Ellington.

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Jan 31, 2015: Margo Christie at the New Mercury

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A self-described refugee from a broken home where nostalgia played a major role, Margo Christie, like the protagonist of her novel, THESE DAYS, landed on Baltimore’s “World Famous Block” in the late 70s. There she delighted in the storied old timers’ tales of the good old days of burlesque while studying writing at UMBC. THESE DAYS is her debut novel. It won a prize in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award and was labeled “as original as it is addictive” by Publisher’s Weekly.

Margo will read from her autobiographical novel THESE DAYS on Jan 31, 2015, 5-7 pm at the Windup Space in Baltimore’s Station North neighborhood, 10-12 W. North Ave.

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New Mercury returns on Jan 31, 2015

We’ll be back with a blast after our holiday hiatus with something special, a twist on our motto “nothing but the truth.” Former Baltimore Sun reporter Gene Oishi and burlesque artist Margo Christie will read from their autobiographical novels, and the dynamic duo of Holly Morse-Ellington and Jason Tinney, playing together as Limestone Connection, will entertain us with words and music. See you at The Windup Space on January 31, 2015!

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Bryon MacWilliams @ New Mercury

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Video: Jim Meyer @ New Mercury

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Video: Mikita Brottman @ New Mercury

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Video: Earl Crown @ New Mercury

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Saturday, October 25: Mikita Brottman, Bryon McWilliams, Earl Crown, and Jim Meyer

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Jim Meyer at the New Mercury

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Jim Meyer is a Baltimore based writer and stand-up comedian. He has written for The Guardian, Think Progress, Grist, and writes the weekly Spitballin’ column for the Baltimore CIty Paper. He has also appeared on Comedy Central, the Food Network, Fuel TV, and the CBC.

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