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.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Whether dominating the ivory keys of a grand piano or the weighted 88, Justin Taylor commands a sound and style that captivates audiences and astounds the listener. His approach to creating music and connecting with his audiences nothing short of music mastery in its finest. This Towson University graduate, with a degree in Jazz Studies and Commercial Music has been performing for over 24 years on both local and national stages with some of the music industry's most prolific and well known artist in jazz, gospel& R&B.
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.
Presented by Brittany Oliver, an award-winning activist, speaker, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and media professional from Baltimore, MD.
Brittany has worked in the media/communications industry for several years, often serves as a keynote and guest speaker for events of all types and regularly conducts workshops on various topics for leaders, influencers, nonprofits and businesses on race and/or gender equity and intersectionality, media training and development, content strategy planning, public policy design and more.
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
50’♀ (50 Foot Woman) is the musical persona of intermedia artist Rahne Alexander. The acoustic performance will include a mix of elements from pop, country, rock and other genres. More information about Rahne can be found at rahne.com/music & Facebook.com/50FtWmn.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
In the spring of 2007, WTMD radio host Sam Sessa had an outlandish idea: take two Baltimore musicians who had never heard of each other, pair them up and force them to write four original songs in six weeks. The musicians he chose, Caleb Stine and Saleem Heggins, couldn't have come from more different backgrounds. Stine was an Americana singer/songwriter; Heggins an MC who liked vintage hip-hop. They didn't know each another before this little experiment called the Baltimore Music Project.
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.
As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a "jazz virtuoso, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, "You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility of playing some world-class jazz." He holds a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music, and a master's from New York University's highly acclaimed jazz performance program. He is also a recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine.
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.
Join us for a virtual, hands-on, art making experience with the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM). We’ve gathered supplies from the AVAM treasure trove and packaged them “to-go." All you need is an internet connection, and a drink! AVAM facilitators will lead the workshop over Zoom and provide help and inspiration along the way for the group. Let's make something together!
URecFit Group Exercise goes online! All classes will be available for registration on URecFit Live. You are not required to be a URecFit member to sign up! Registration will remain open until the group exercise class begins. We recommend registering and joining the class 10 minuters prior to start time to ensure your audio and visual components are working properly. We will be using Microsoft Teams as our platform for delivery. Each instance has a unique Teams link that you will see at the bottom of your confirmation email.
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)!