Jennifer Tress is a writer and speaker based in Arlington, VA whose work has appeared in anthologies and magazines. In August 2013 she released her first book, a memoir titled YOU’RE NOT PRETY ENOUGH, which received international press coverage. She is also the founder of the You’re Not Pretty Enough project which is designed to provide women (and some men!) with the support and tools to build healthy self-esteem.
The reading will be at the H.L. Mencken House, 1524 Hollins Street, Baltimore MD 21223 from 2-4 pm.Other readers include Dave Ungrady, Fernando Quijano III 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.
What a lineup on the CityLit Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival, Saturday Sept 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm! Steve Vogel on the War of 1812 (THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT), Dean Bartoli Smith on the Ravens Super Bowl win (NEVER EASY, NEVER PRETTY), and Sheri Booker on COMING OF AGE IN AN INNER CITY FUNERAL HOME. Author profiles below. See you on 9/28!
Steve Vogel is author of THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT, an account of the
Chesapeake campaign during the War of 1812 published by Random House
in May 2013. He is a reporter for The Washington Post covering
military affairs and veterans. Vogel covered the war in Iraq and the
first Gulf War, as well as U.S. military operations in Rwanda,
Somalia, and the Balkans. He is also author of The PENTAGON: A HISTORY.
A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he received a
master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins
University’s School of Advanced International Studies. You can follow
Steve on Twitter @steve_vogel, Facebook http://on.fb.me/135mHHq or
Sheri J. Booker will be reading from her memoir, COMING OF AGE IN AN INNER CITY FUNERAL HOME. Booker is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, and teacher. She is also the author of the poetry books, One Woman, One Hustle (2003) and Vook, I am the Poem (2011). She has traveled the U.S. speaking, reciting and performing her poetry. In 2007, Booker lived in rural South Africa where she helped to teach journalism skills to African women and worked as an editorial assistant for an international literary magazine. She has written for Urbanite, Channel, The Amazwi Villager, a. magazine and The East County Times. Booker has an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Goucher College and she teaches at Stevenson University. Visit her online at sheribooker.com.
New Mercury at the Baltimore Book Festival
We’re taking a break in August, but we’ll be back on the CityLit Stage at the Baltimore Book Festival, Saturday Sept. 28, 2013, 5:30 pm. with Dean Bartoli Smith, Sheri Booker and Steve Vogel!