Fernando Quijano III is the former President of the Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland Writer’s Association & author of From the Bottom Up, an op-ed column featured on theurbantwist.com. A regular contributor to Smile Hon, You’re in Baltimore, his work has also been featured in Welter, Baltimore Fishbowl, the poetry anthology, Life in Me Like Grass on Fire, & the speculative fiction anthology,REDLINES: Baltimore 2028. An excerpt from his soon-to-be published novel, Killing Lilith was included in the Apprentice House anthology,Freshly Squeezed. He has been featured at the Baltimore Book Festival, as well as on Stoop Storytelling & The Signal on WYPR. In his spare time, he volunteers to lead free writing workshops for Baltimore’s underserved communities. Fernando was awarded a B grant for his writing by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund in 2011. Check out Fernando’s blog: The Word Pimp Spits Wisdom Like Seeds. You can “friend” Fernando on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/TheWordPimp
Reading is at The H.L. Mencken House, 1524 Hollins St, 2-4 pm, Saturday October 12, 2013, with Jennifer Tress, Dave Ungrady and John Dausch (as Mencken). This event is part of Literary Arts Week, a week-long celebration of literary arts programming and writers, poets, and readers, part of Free Fall Baltimore. Created in partnership by CityLit Project, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the Maryland State Arts Council and with the participation of the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund.