We’ll be back at our accustomed place at the Windup this Saturday, March 31st, at 5:30 pm, on the corner of Charles and North Avenue, with heating (which we won’t need anyway), and a bar, nice paintings on the wall, and free admission, and four staged and amplified nonfiction readings featuring Baltimore writers: Jen Grow, Christine Grillo, Jane Delury, and Michael Downs. And popcorn! Read more about these writers below, and we look forward to seeing you there! Just kidding about the popcorn. But these readers are great.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Jen Grow is the Fiction Editor of the arts and literary journal, Little Patuxent Review. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, Other Voices, The Sun Magazine, The GSU Review, Hunger Mountain, Indiana Reviewand many others including the anthology City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press, 2010). She co-authored the book,Seeking the Spirit (Morehouse Publishing, 2006) with Harry Brunett. She’s received two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and her stories have earned nominations for Best New American Voices and a Pushcart Prize. Her story collection, O.K., Goodbye, was shortlisted for the St. Lawrence Book Award, the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Fiction and the Spokane Prize.
Jane Delury’s fiction has appeared in The 2011 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, The Southern Review, Narrative, and other publications. Her essay was anthologized in My Word! Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love or Loathe (Sarabande). She is on the faculty of the University of Baltimore’s MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program.
Michael Downs’s books include a collection of linked stories, The Greatest
Show (Louisiana State University Press, 2012), and House of Good Hope
(University of Nebraska Press, 2007), which won the River Teeth Literary
Nonfiction Prize. His recent nonfiction has appeared in AARP: The
Magazine, Baltimore Style, and River Teeth. A former newspaper reporter,
he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and
the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. He lives in Baltimore’s Hamilton
neighborhood, and teaches at Towson University.
Thanks to Andy Cohen of Cyclops, we were able to work out a last minute transference of venue, and the event was wonderful. If a little chilly! Instead of offering my own account, though, I’ll move on to this one on the Potomac Review website. The move was temporary, though. Cyclops is undergoing major renovations this spring, and we’ll be back at Windup at the end of March and thereafter. More about that reading soon.