Two young Baltimoreans, Hester Dorsey Richardson and Louise Courtauld Osburne Haughton, founded The Woman's Literary Club of Baltimore in 1890 to "encourage exact and noble thinking among our women." Over the next 50 years, the Club met on a weekly basis to discuss the literature they read—and wrote—with the goal of cultivating both their minds and their literary reputations.
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Considered by many to be the greatest play ever written, Hamlet is everything Shakespeare wrote distilled to a single play. Funny, thrilling, and heartbreaking, Hamlet is a tour de force. It has represented many things to many people, and stands as shorthand for “Theatre.” Strip away the pretense, though, and what’s left is still a masterpiece. We present it in original pronunciation, as audiences first heard it.
Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore's successful 19th-century merchants and industrialists. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspaperman, philanthropists and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues. All tours begin at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Central Branch. Tickets are $10. Please note that advance registration is required; no walk-ups will be accepted.
The daylong festival, held on the campus of Howard Community College in RCF 400, includes workshops, on-campus patrols by the Poetry Police in recognition of National Poem in Your Pocket Day, and poetry readings. Workshops are free and open to the public with RSVP to [email protected]. Workshops begin with Steven Leyva at 9:30 a.m. presenting “The Poetics of Anime.” Beth Ann Fennelly and Teri Cross-Davis will present a dynamic mix of readings and interactive poetry exercises from 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.