CityLit Festival

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons

Poets, memoirists, novelists—truly, writers of all kinds lead a list of 25 main stage authors and more than 30 concurrent programs at the 13th annual CityLit Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 16 at the University of Baltimore. This year's festival celebrates National Poetry Month and offers opportunities to reflect upon the anniversary of last April's city demonstrations, as the literary community examines matters of race and social justice.

UB is one of three locations for the expanded festival; other sites include the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Pennsylvania Avenue Branch and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

CityLit Festival's main activity will take place in UB's Turner Learning Commons (1415 Maryland Ave.), and the UB Student Center (21 W. Mt. Royal Ave.), from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 16. UB's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts is a partner in this year's event.

Among the highlights of the festival is a reading from the Pratt Poetry Prize winner (11 a.m.), an English country dancing lesson (3 p.m.), an author salon (noon to 6 p.m.), and free critiques of attendees' original poems or prose (noon to 1:50 p.m.).

Visit CityLit's website for details about the festival, including author's biographies and the complete event schedule. Questions can be directed to or 410.274.5691.

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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