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May 2, at City Lit Festival, 1:30 PM: New Mercury Readings Presents Pamela Gerhardt, Micheal Kimball, Matt Porterfield, and Nancy Murray, at CityLit

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Pamela Gerhardt (Lucky That Way), Michael Kimball Big Ray), Matt Porterfield (Putty Hill, I Used To Be Darker), and Nancy Murray (One Child for Another). No introductions necessary! (but if you want to you can press the links) Come listen to these extraordinary writer(s)/playwrighte(s)novelist(s)/filmmaker(s) read their nonfiction at Baltimore’s City Lit Festival, 1:30 pm!

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Michael Kimball: New Mercury@CityLit Festival 5/2

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Michael Kimball is the author of seven books, including Galaga, Big Ray, Dear Everybody, and Us. His work has been translated into a dozen languages, and featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as in The Guardian and Bomb.

Michael will read on May 2, 2015, 1:30 pm as part of the New Mercury slate at the CityLit Festival. This day-long celebration of the literary arts in Baltimore is at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St. The New Mercury will be in the Fine Arts Room on the 2nd Floor, 1:30-2:30 pm.For a full schedule of the day’s events: http://www.citylitproject.org/index.cfm?page=news&newsid=155

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Pamela Gerhardt: New Mercury@CityLit Festival 5/2

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Pamela Gerhardt has written professionally for 30 years for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including 40 pieces for The Washington Post. Her memoir, Lucky That Way, won the 2014 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Prize. She holds an M.F.A. from VCU and a journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She has taught advanced writing and editing classes at Virginia Commonwealth University, Johns Hopkins University, and Texas A&M University and currently teaches Narrative Nonfiction at The University of Maryland.

Pamela will read on May 2, 2015, 1:30 pm as part of the New Mercury slate at the CityLit Festival. This day-long celebration of the literary arts in Baltimore is at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St. The New Mercury will be in the Fine Arts Room on the 2nd Floor, 1:30-2:30 pm.For a full schedule of the day’s events: http://www.citylitproject.org/index.cfm?page=news&newsid=155

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Nancy Murray: New Mercury@CityLit Festival 5/2

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Nancy Murray graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing and the Publishing Arts from Baltimore University. Her writing has most recently appeared in the Baltimore Fishbowl, BMoreArt, What Weekly Magazine, Welter and the Baltimore Post-Examiner. She is an accomplished playwright and storyteller and her memoir, One Child for Another, will be published in May, 2015.

Nancy will read on May 2, 2015, 1:30 pm as part of the New Mercury slate at the CityLit Festival. This day-long celebration of the literary arts in Baltimore is at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St. The New Mercury will be in the Fine Arts Room on the 2nd Floor, 1:30-2:30 pm.For a full schedule of the day’s events: http://www.citylitproject.org/index.cfm?page=news&newsid=155

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Matt Porterfield: New Mercury@City Lit Festival 5/2

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Matt Porterfield is the writer-director of three acclaimed feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011) and I Used To Be Darker (2013). His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and has screened at Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, the Whitney Biennial, and film festivals such as Sundance, the Berlinale, and SxSW. Matt made his first narrative short, Take What You Can Carry, in Berlin this past summer with a grant from the Harvard Film Study Center. His new screenplay, set in southeast Baltimore, has received fiscal support from Creative Capital and the French Ministry of Culture’s Centre National du Cinema. Matt received an Individual Artist Award in Media from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2006, the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize in 2011, and was among the first recipients of GBCA’s Rubys Artists Grant in 2014. Since 2007, he has been teaching film production and theory at Johns Hopkins University.

Matt will read on May 2, 2015, 1:30 pm as part of the New Mercury slate at the CityLit Festival. This day-long celebration of the literary arts in Baltimore is at the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St. The New Mercury will be in the Fine Arts Room on the 2nd Floor, 1:30-2:30 pm.For a full schedule of the day’s events: http://www.citylitproject.org/index.cfm?page=news&newsid=155

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New Mercury@CityLit Festival: May 2, 1:30 pm

Please join us at the CityLit Festival, Enoch Pratt Library Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street on May 2 to hear Pamela Gerhardt (memoir, Lucky That Way), Michael Kimball (novelist, Big Ray), Matt Porterfield (writer-director, I Used To Be Darker), and Nancy Murray (memoir, One Child for Another). You’ll find us in the Fine Arts Dept on the 2nd floor, 1:30-2:30 pm.

For a full schedule of the day’s events, check out http://www.citylitproject.org/

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