Find Your “Place” at the Baltimore Chapter with Dean Bartoli Smith

Come hear poet and short story writer Dean Bartoli Smith talk about the idea of “place” in his work and share his recent poems, stories, and prose about Baltimore at the April meeting of the MWA Baltimore Chapter on Monday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Ukazoo Books, 730 Dulaney Valley Rd, in Towson.

Mr. Smith’s poems and stories feature the Baltimore neighborhoods of Druid Hill Park, Hampden, Loch Raven Reservoir, and Guilford, where he makes his home. His forthcoming book about the 2012 season of the Baltimore Ravens will be published this fall.

About the speaker:

Dean Bartoli Smith’s poems have appeared in Poetry East, Open City, Beltway, The Pearl, The Charlotte Review, Gulf Stream, and upstreet, among others. His book of poems, American Boy, won the 2000 Washington Writer’s Prize and the Maryland Prize for Literature in 2001. His fiction has appeared in Minimus, The Patuxent Review, The Loch Raven Review, and Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore. His prose has appeared on, in Zocalo Public Square, The Baltimore Brew, Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Magazine, Indiewire, and the Woodstock Independent. He received an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. Find out more by visiting his Facebook page.

For more information about the meeting, visit the Baltimore Chapter website. Click here for directions to Ukazoo Books.


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