Join us for an evening of fiction, poetry and non-fiction performed by the original artists of the Light Street Writers Exchange.
Meeting ID: 929 4132 6406
You are invited to join the Enoch Pratt Free Library as we celebrate African American Literature through our African American Read-In virtual event.
The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.
For the first time in conversation, Sunny Hostin and Joy Reid will talk about their careers and being groundbreaking Black women in media.
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February 6, 2021, 8:30am-11am, Zoom Webinar
Advance registration required through Eventbrite. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom Webinar link.
Admission: $15, includes a signed bookplate from each speaker, a commemorative bag, and Zoom Webinar information. Sales begin Monday, December 7, 9a.m. and end Friday, January 29, 11:59p.m. Click here to register through Eventbrite.
An intergenerational conversation about racism and activism in America between authors and activists Daryl Davis & Kondwani Fidel.
Daryl Davis is an R & B and blues musician, actor, bandleader and author of Klan-destine Relationships: A Black Man's Odyssey in the Ku Klux Klan which details his personal journey to improve race relations.
Kondwani Fidel is a spoken word poet who uses the power of storytelling to confront education reform. His latest book is The Anti-Racist: How to Start the Conversation About Race & Take Action.
Join us for a conversation about the life and legacy of Elijah Cummings between Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, book collaborator James Dale, and moderator Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
The event is also part of OSI-Baltimore’s Talking About Race Series.
Lawrence T. Brown will be in conversation about his book, The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America. Presented in partnership with AARP Maryland and OSI-Baltimore Fellows Advisory Board.
Are you interested in getting your writing published? Do you want tips and tricks on how to become a published author of Africanfuturistic novels or short stories? Or learn how to self-publish in the genre?
Then join us for a panel discussion and Q&A on how the genre reflects the societal and cultural struggles of African people and their descendants here and abroad. Come along on a journey to explore how to get this type of work published in a world where black and brown people are still seen as the “other”.
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The Be Here: Baltimore storytelling program is a new way to discover the people and places of the city. To date, we have shared more than 1,500 stories: online, at the Peale Center, and in Baltimore’s communities. Hear stories from around Baltimore and record your own on the Peale’s website or using the Free Be Here Stories App for iOS, powered by MuseWeb.
Dear Educators and Parents,
I am putting together a community poetry project for kids. Adults can play along too.
For several years, I have run an annual poetry writing project. For one month, participants receive a daily writing prompt related to a theme. (In 2014 we wrote in response to Pantone paint colors; in 2019 the theme was Food). The goal is to write and share a newly drafted poem with the group every day. It’s a way of practicing writing with others.
Get up and move, learn, and smile with artists and teachers who are excited to spend time with you! The Arts & Learning Kids TV show brings school lessons to life in your living room every weekend with fun and engaging arts-based learning for kids!
Episodes are tailored to lessons for students by grade levels: Explorers (preK-K), Discoverers (1st & 2nd), and Adventurers (3rd-5th)!
We are excited to announce the Bern Unit’s new radical reading collective!! What better way to dance on the ashes of the old world run by billionaires and sweep them into the dustbin of history than to strengthen community knowledge! Join our new reading group and discuss how to build collective power in the time of coronavirus and beyond (we have so much material to work with!) We’ll be tackling readings and videos from thinkers across the globe and brainstorming practical application in this incredible moment in human history.
CIVIL HANDS UNCLEAN is a modern companion piece to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, written by Resident Artist Neal Gallini-Burdick. This experience is FREE and non-participatory. Once you text “START” to 410-657-2581, the play will continue to its end until you specify otherwise. Standard text messaging rates apply. Share with your friends and follow along together!
Suggested age 16+ for some language and sexual references. Parental guidance suggested.
"We are launching a new series called Five Minute Histories. Each day, we’ll record a short video about a different historic place in Baltimore. My on-site production crew consists of my 14 year old daughter and 15 year old son, and we are honoring Governor Hogan’s request and are doing this from home.