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Monday, April 27, 2009

WOMB Author Featured at Catonsville Book Fest

Last weekend, book aficionados and lovers of literature celebrated Catonsville Library’s 4th Annual Book Festival. The event kicked off with an Authors’ Wine and Cheese Reception. Eric D. Goodman was one of the featured authors at the event.

There were more than a dozen featured authors, including Goodman. There were even more bottles of wine than authors, more cheeses than wine, and more books than anything else! It made for an exciting Friday night.

Surrounded by books, with live music in the background, fans and authors mingled over wine and cheese and books. All of the featured authors had books for sale at the library desk (and copies of Goodman's Flightless Goose flew off the shelves).

Proceeds from the event benefit Catonsville High School’s Ellipsis Literary Magazine, the Catonsville Library, and the Dictionary Projects of the Rotary Club of Catonsville-Sunrise.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Goodman's Guest Spot in the Baltimore Sun’s Read Street

As a panelist at tomorrow’s CityLit Festival, WOMB author Eric D. Goodman was asked by the editors of the Baltimore Sun’s Read Street to submit a guest column.

In his spot, Goodman wrote about his own history with the CityLit Project — his own introduction to Baltimore’s thriving literary scene. He also talks a bit about his book, Flightless Goose, which is being featured in the exhibitor’s booth all day long, is available at CityLit’s official bookseller, Barnes & Noble, and is one of the “fist books” featured in one of the panel discussions.

The CityLit Project (and the CityLit Festival in particular) is one of the reasons for Baltimore’s lively literary community. If you love literature, you won’t want to miss tomorrow’s day-long event.

Read Eric D. Goodman's column in the Baltimore Sun’s Read Street.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WOMB Author Featured at CityLit Festival

Baltimore has long been known as "The City that Reads." And it is true that there is a thriving literary community in city. If you need evidence of this (or just want to have a great day), look no further than this Saturday’s CityLit Festival VI.

If you love books and literature, you won’t want to miss the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street. You’ll have the chance to see last year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Literature, Junot Diaz, and last year’s National Book Award for Poetry winner Mark Doty. There are sessions on what’s becoming of our book culture, lifelong literature — too much to mention here! Plus, exhibitors will be showing off their books, literary journals, services, and all things bookish in the exhibitors’ hall all day long.

WOMB author Eric D. Goodman will be there for a session on “first books, new authors,” and his children’s book, Flightless Goose, will be in the exhibitor’s hall all day. There really is something for everyone!

Hope to see you there. If you love books, it’s a great way to “get lit” this Saturday.

Learn more (and see a full schedule of events) at CityLit’s website.


Thursday, April 09, 2009

WOMB Author Featured at Roland Park Library

Need an excuse to visit the library this weekend? How about the chance to meet several local authors, including WOMB author Eric D. Goodman?

This Saturday, April 11, the Roland Park library hosts an afternoon with Maryland authors featured in the popular book, New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers. The reading begins at 2 p.m. and offers something for everyone.

The reading includes short works from authors Eric D. Goodman, Austin S. Camacho, Lalita Noronha, Liz Moser, Frank S. Joseph, and Barbara Morrison. New Lines will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the readings. In addition, authors will have their own published works on had for sale and signing — including the children’s story book, Flightless Goose!

New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers is the first book published by MWA Books. For more information about the book, visit the Maryland Writers’ Association website.


Learn more about the recently renovated Roland Park Library, directions and this event at their website.