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Lit Art Reading Series 2020

The Lit & Art Reading Series has been showcasing the literary, musical, and artistic talents of local and regional authors, poets, artists, and musicians for more than a decade. Join us for a Sunday full of literature, art, and music. Join us at Bird in Hand on January 19th in welcoming writers Katherine Cottle, Linda Joy Burke, Austin Camacho, Lauren Beth Eisenberg Davis, Deanna Nikaido, and Judith Krummeck. In addition, please enjoy an art talk by Manzar Rassouli, and acoustic music by Pinto featuring Andrew Laughland. Eric D. Goodman and Nitin Jagdish will host the festivities! 

Katherine Cottle is the author of The Hidden Heart of Charm City: Baltimore Letters and Lives (nonfiction, 2019), I Remain Yours (creative nonfiction, 2014), Halfway (memoir, 2010), and My Father’s Speech (2008), all published by Apprentice House/Loyola University Maryland. She is an assistant professor of writing at Goucher College/The Center for Contemporary and Creative Writing. You can find out more about her work and recent projects at www.katherinecottle.com

Judith Krummeck has been the evening drive time host for Baltimore’s classical music station, WBJC, 91.5 FM, since she immigrated to America from Africa in the late 1990s. Judith’s first book, Beyond the Baobab, is a collection of essays about her immigrant experience. Her latest book, Old New Worlds,interweaves a memoir of her immigration to America with a creative imagining of her great-great-grandmother’s journey from England to South Africa as a missionary’s wife. 

Deanna Nikaido authored two collections of poetry, Voice Like Water (Word of Mouth Press, 2009), Vibrating With Silence (Writer’s Lair Books, 2007), and co-authored children's book Animal Ark, Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures (National Geographic 2017) with Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess. She also served as regional coordinator in Maryland for “Poetry Out Loud,” a national poetry recitation contest Visit her website: www.deannanikaido.com

Lauren Eisenberg Davis is a Baltimore-based nonfiction writer. In 2014, she was Artist-in-Residence at Joshua Tree National Park in California. Her prior work has been published in The Baltimore SunAvotaynuArt TimesNew Lines from the Old Line StateThe Gunpowder ReviewScribble, and Pen in Hand. She's currently working on a project called 100 Parks, from her adventures during the centennial year of the National Park Service.

Linda Joy Burke is a performance-poet, writer, picture maker, contributing editor to Little Patuxent Review Literary, and a Co-host of the Wilde Reading Series in Columbia MD. Burke’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications including: The Little Patuxent Review, Obsidian II Black Literature in Review, Beltway: An On-Line Quarterly ̧Gargoyle 54, When Divas Laugh andFledgling Rag.She has performed and given readings or talks sponsored by: HoCoPoLitSo, Columbia Festival of the Arts, The Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore’s Artscape, and numerous other venues. 

Austin S. Camacho is the author of seven novels about Washington DC-based private eye Hannibal Jones, five in the Stark and O’Brien international adventure-thriller series, and the detective novel, Beyond Blue. His short stories have been featured in several anthologies including Dying in a Winter Wonderland – an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Top Ten Bestseller for 2008.

Pinto is an all original Alt-Country/Americana band based out of Baltimore Maryland. Pinto consists of singer-songwriter Andrew Laughland (guitar/vocals) and various other musicians on occasion. Andrew is currently working with Tom Jackson who will be playing bass. Pinto is an all original band with songs written by Andrew. For about two years Pinto worked on writing and arranging songs and then in the March of 2015 recorded ten songs in the studio for the album Stolen Sunday. Since the release of Stolen Sunday Andrew and his band of musicians have focused on playing house concerts, writing new songs and working on several side projects together and independently with other musicians and writers. He has started work on a second album that should be completed by the spring of 2020.

Mannzar Rassouli was born in Tehran, Iran. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and around the world. Her permanent collection is housed in Baltimore, and she is a frequent collaborator with the Persian community in LA, where she has a TV show and leads in art and wellness programs. Her recent series of paintings and art, Maagu, is inspired by the Persian poet Rumi. www.manzar.net

Nitin Jagdish is a junior curator of Lit & Art. His work has appeared in The Potomac, Retort, and Syndic.

Eric D. Goodman’s fourth book, Setting the Family Free, was released by Loyola’s Apprentice House in October. He lives in Baltimore, where he writes about wombs, trains, travel, and animals gone wild. www.EricDGoodman.com






Event Details

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 4:00pm


11 E 33rd St
Baltimore, MD 21218

by Dr. Radut