Alexis Taines Coe is an historian. She is the author of the narrative history book, Alice+Freda Forever (and is a consultant on the movie adaptation) and her second book, a New York Times bestseller, You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington.
One Book Baltimore welcomes its featured authors Nic Stone, Jason Reynolds, and D. Watkins in conversation with Wes Moore and Baltimore City middle school students. We hope you'll join us on January 15th at 10am for this virtual event centered on the importance of youth voices!
One Book Baltimore connects students, families, and community members through literature, focusing on one book each year. It is a partnership between the Pratt Library, Baltimore City Public Schools, the T. Rowe Price Foundation and others.
The Puppet 6-Pack is a brand new original collection of six short films produced by Baltimore-based artists, musicians, puppeteers, and writers. These puppet and animation-based musical masterpieces will be premiering on January 15th and 22nd both as a live-streamed premiere and then On-Demand. This is top quality content by and for fans of puppets, epic rock musicals, and hilarious visionary short films.
How does this work?
Join us for an artist talk with Kyle Yearwood, poetry slam and open mic, and a musical performance by Landis Expandis-- all online!
SCHEDULE (each segment will last approximately 45 min):
11:00AM Artist talk with Kyle Yearwood
12:00PM Poetry Slam and Open Mic
1:00PM Performance by Landis Expandis
Teachers, check out our educational materials at avam.org, and discover the many virtual educational offerings we have available for you and your students.
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Registration required. Register through Eventbrite starting January 4 at 9am. Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-live-amber-ruffin-and-lacey-lamar-t...
Join us for a conversation with Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar about their book, You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey. Moderated by Mykel Hunter of WEAA.
Join us for a night of creativity to preview Wallace Lane’s new work. Lane will be joined by performances with local creators.
Wallace Lane is a poet, writer, and author from Baltimore, Maryland. He received his MFA in creative writing and publishing arts from the University of Baltimore in May 2017. His poetry has appeared in Little Patuxent Review, The Avenue, Welter and is forthcoming in several literary journals. Jordan Year, his debut collection of poetry, was released in May 2017. Wallace also works as a teacher with Baltimore City Public Schools.
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.
Save the date
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.
"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.
We’re back with our third ”Five Minute Histories" feature: Art and Innovation in Station North! With this video, we are continuing our a new series called "Five Minute Histories." Each day, we’ll record a short video about a different historic place in Baltimore and post it on our Facebook page and website.
We are honoring Governor Hogan’s request and are doing this from home.
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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.