Three from UBalt Featured at 2023 CityLit Festival
March 24, 2023
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
Three members of The University of Baltimore community will help lead the 20th annual CityLit Festival, taking place on March 25, March 28 and 31 at several locations across the city. The event is a citywide celebration of literature, for both readers and writers.
On Saturday, March 25, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Lobby Stage, UBalt Prof. Joshua Clark Davis will be part of a panel discussion, "The 'State' of Baltimore: Shedding Light on Critical Issues." Prof. Davis, who teaches history at the University and is the author of Baltimore Revisited, Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a U.S. City, will be joined by author and cultural worker Alanah Nichole Davis, author Lawrence Brown (The Black Butterfly), and moderator Nneka N'namdi, whose lived experience gave birth to Fight Blight Bmore, a social and environmental justice tool for residents to
identify, report and track blight. Learn more about Prof. Davis.
Also on March 25, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Meyerhoff Auditorium, poet Kondwani Fidel, MFA '20, will join a group discussion, "I've Been in Sorrow’s Kitchen: The Many Ways We Wear Our Grief." Fidel, author of Hummingbirds in the Trenches, will be among eight authors participating. He will speak on "When memories turn into stories." Learn more about Fidel.
On Friday, March 31, beginning at 7 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, Jalynn Harris, MFA '20, author of the poetry collection Exit Thru the Afro, will serve as master of ceremonies for a presentation, "Unshuttered Poets: Poetry at the Center of History and Remembrance. Learn more about Harris.
Get details about the 2023 CityLit Festival.