CityLit Festival celebrates its 11th Anniversary

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The  CityLit Festival 2014 celebrated its 11th anniversary Saturday at the Enoch Pratt Central Library, at Cathedral & Mulberry St. in Baltimore.

Lalita Noronha
Lalita Noronha

The all-day event spotlighted the literary arts and specifically the award-winning author James McBride, along with the songwriter/novelist Wesley Stace.

More than 20 programs featured dozens of fiction authors, poets and memoirists. In addition, at least “50 exhibitors” presented their works in the Literary Marketplace. The Pratt was jumping with readings taking place all day long at different venues within the building.

The spirit of Edgar Allan Poe had to be pleased. Sorry to say, there wasn’t a Poe impersonator making the rounds this year. Bummer!

Elisabeth Dahl
Elisabeth Dahl

Local author, Elisabeth Dahl, who penned “Genie Wishes,” was one of the featured writers on the CityLit’s agenda. Her “funny and sweet” first novel targeted ages 8-12.  On the poetry front, India-born Lalita Noronha, read from one of her latest book of poems, “Her Skin, Phyllo-thin.”

Check out the list here of all of the talented participants at this year’s festival: . To learn more about the CityLit Project, go to CityLitProject.

Gregg Wilhelm is the affable founder and Executive Director of the CityLit Project. He continues to do a fantastic job year in and year out. Hats off, too, to the highly-regarded Carla D. Hayden, Chief Executive Officer of the Pratt Library. She and her hard-working staff, including my fave, Judy Cooper (above), made sure all the events ran smoothly and on time.

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