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Eric D. Goodman, Jane Satterfield, Betsy Boyd and Katherine Cottle: Books of Birth

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Local writers and poets share unique musings on the transitory states of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.


Eric D. Goodman is the author of Womb: A Novel in Utero, Tracks: A Novel in Stories (which won the 2011 Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region from the Independent Publishers Book Awards) and Flightless Goose. He regularly reads his fiction on Baltimore’s WYPR and at book festivals and literary events. He is co-founder and curator of Baltimore's longest-running literary reading series, the Lit and Art Reading Series. Eric lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children, where he writes about trains, wombs, and animals gone wild, among other things.

Jane Satterfield is a poet, essayist, editor, and associate professor at Loyola University Maryland. Her poetry collections are Her Familiars; Assignation at Vanishing Point, which received the Elixir Press Book Award; and Shepherdess with an Automatic, awarded the Towson University Prize for Literature. Satterfield’s honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry and three Maryland Arts Council poetry grants. She is currently Literary Editor for JMI, the journal of MIRCI (the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement), based in Ontario. Satterfield’s partner is poet Ned Balbo who shares in many of her adventures. They are the guardians of two cats.

Betsy Boyd is a fiction writer and journalist. She teaches creative writing at the University of Baltimore and serves as literary editor of BaltimoreFishbowl.com and as senior editor at Baltimore Style. A regular contributor to Daily Variety from 2001-2011, Betsy also edited PaperDoll, Baltimore's first shopping magazine. Her story “Scarecrow” received a Pushcart Prize, and she is the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council award, an Elliot Coleman Writing Fellowship and a James A. Michener Fellowship.

Katherine Cottle is the author of I Remain Yours: Secret Mission Love Letters of My Mormon Great-Grandparents, 1900-1903Halfway: A Journal Through Pregnancy and My Father's Speech. Cottle is a Writing Fellow at Goucher College and teaches creative writing at Stevenson University and for Johns Hopkins University's CTYOnline Programs. She is currently working on a revision of her doctoral dissertation, The Hidden Heart of Charm City: Remapping Baltimore through Intimate Letters.






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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm


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