Two spring 2013 UB interns, Nathan Dennies and Ryan Artes, made significant contributions to the Baltimore Literary Heritage Walk, a project cosponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore Heritage, CityLit and the University of Baltimore.
The Baltimore Literary Heritage Walk identifies locations in midtown and downtown Baltimore that have connections to notable writers (Carl Sandberg, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, just for starters). Dennies, B.A. '13 (who graduated with an English degree summa cum laude in May), and Artes, a student in the B.S. in Corporate Communication program, in addition to Elizabeth-Ashley Matthews, M.P.A. '08, developed, researched and wrote eight of 15 site descriptions and bios included in the walk.
The walk project grew out of the intersection of two initiatives: Baltimore Heritage's various walking tours of Baltimore and the School of Communications Design's Baltimore Literary Heritage Project, which presents biographies of notable writers who lived in Baltimore and locations of interest for each writer. Jonathan Shorr, associate professor, directed the Baltimore Literary Heritage Project and now serves as UB's liaison to the partnership behind the walk.