This year’s Columbia Festival of the Arts will end in a joint celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Film Society and the 45th anniversary of the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). Join in saluting the founding of these community arts organizations with an afternoon that celebrates the education of girls, the beauty of story, and the power of collective action.
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Join in saluting the founding of the Columbia Film Society and HoCoPoLitSo with an afternoon that celebrates the education of girls, the beauty of story, and the power of collective action. This joint anniversary event features a talk by one of the writers of Girl Rising and a showing of the documentary film that inspired global awareness about the importance of education for girls. Novelist Aminatta Forna wrote the portion of the film about a girl from her home country, Sierra Leone, and her dreams of education and independence.
Join the artists of Baltimore Musicales for an evening of powerful and moving Southern stories: Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with text by James Agee, Richard Danielpour’s Triptych with texts by Toni Morrison, and Paul Bowles’ Blue Mountain Ballads with texts by Tennessee Williams. Featured artists include soprano Thea Tullman Moore, mezzo-soprano Adrienne Ivey, baritone Jason Widney, and pianist Patricia McKewen Amato. A wine reception will follow the performance. Seating is not reserved and tickets will also be available at the door.
Summer and Shakespeare go together like iced tea and lemonade! Prepare for summer fun as we lead you through a discussion of BSF's 2019 summer shows: the heartbreaking tragedy Romeo and Juliet and the side-splitting comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. We will discuss the historical and literary background of these plays along with their characters and themes.
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.