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FlowerMart 2017 will feature Baltimore writers.


FlowerMart 2017 will feature Baltimore writers.

Posted By: RebeccaOppenheimer

“With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” Oscar Wilde

On Friday and Saturday, May 5th and 6th, The Ivy Bookshop will host some of Baltimore’s best writers at the Peabody Conservatory Library.


Friday Schedule

11AM -- Baltimore’s Natural Treasures 
FlowerMart Stage
Naturalist and UMBC professor Bryan MacKay (A Year across Maryland) takes us on a tour of the city’s natural highlights.

4.30PM -- Baltimore’s Trees
Peabody Library
Jill Jonnes (Urban Forests) celebrates urban trees and the people who have shaped Charm City’s landscape.

5.30PM -- Poetry from Coppin State University
Peabody Library
This eclectic mix of poetic voices from Coppin State’s creative writing classes, the student organization WORD and mentoring faculty features Raina Allmond, Carla Flemmings, Zoey Howe, l-Brown, Devin McKeiver, Karen Minor, Femi Olorunfemi, Damion Scott, Dr. Roger Stritmatter and Dr. Kathleen Hellen.


Saturday Schedule

12:30PM -- Show It/Tell It: Words and Images 
Peabody Library
Novelist Madison Smartt Bell, screenwriter Jessica Anya Blau and spoken word artist Slangston Hughes. Moderated by trickster Maya Alexandri.

2PM -- Poetry
Peabody Library
Andrew Motion (Peace Talks), Joseph Harrison (Shakespeare’s Horse) and Abdul Ali (Trouble Sleeping) read from their work.

3PM -- Children’s Story Time 
FlowerMart Children’s Circle
Author and illustrator Susan Detwiler reads her book, Fine Life for a Country Mouse.

3:15PM -- Gardening with Native Plants 
Peabody Library
Vincent Vizachero, founder of NativEcology and former manager of Blue Water Baltimore’s Herring Run Nursery, shares his knowledge and experience with native gardening, and a list of his go-to books on the subject.

4:30PM – Johns Hopkins University Press
Peabody Library
Glenn Blake reads from his collection of short stories, The Old and the Lost.  



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