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Rafael Alvarez and Friends From Afar…

Sat Oct 1 12pm
$6, $4 mbrs | +$2 at the door

Highlandtown hero of the written word, Rafael Alvarez, hosts an afternoon of readings by writers from Baltimore, New York and more. 

Annie Liontas:

Annie Liontas' debut novel, Let Me Explain You (Scribner), was featured in The New York Times Book Review as Editor's Choice and was selected by the ABA as a 2015 Indies Introduce Debut and Indies Next title.  She is the co-editor of the anthology A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors, and the recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.  Annie was the 2016 Visiting Writer at UC Davis.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, BOMB, Guernica, Ninth Letter and Lit.  Since 2003, she has been dedicated to urban education, working with teachers and youth in Newark and Philadelphia.  Annie lives across the street from the best pizza jawn with her wife and cat.  Follow her @aliontas.


 Terin Tashi Miller:

Terin Tashi Miller spent many of his formative years in India, the child of anthropologist parents. Since then, he has lived and worked in a variety of countries in Europe and Asia.

His writing has appeared in guide books, Time and Geografica Revista magazines, The Wall Street Journal, The Dallas Morning News and The Los Angeles Times. 

He began his writing career as a part-time reporter for Time magazine, then worked for The Associated Press in India and North Dakota, AP-Dow Jones News Services in Spain and New York, and as a reporter for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Milwaukee Sentinel, Amarillo Daily News and the Hilton Head Island Packet.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and several provinces in India, he currently lives in New Jersey.


 Rafael Alvarez:

Rafael Alvarez practices fiction and screenwriting in his hometown of Baltimore. He is currently teaching a course called "Seeing Baltimore Through the Plastic Lens of an $11 Camera" for the Johns Hopkins University's Baltimore Youth Film Arts program.

A former City Desk reporter for the Baltimore Sun and laborer on merchant ships, Alvarez wrote for the first three seasons of the HBO drama, The Wire.

The author of three works of short fiction, his most recent collection is "Tales from the Holy Land." Among his many books of non-fiction, the latest is "Crabtown, USA."

 Alvarez's feature script - The Passion of Kalavryta - is now in development.

Rafael, Terin, and Annie will be joined by Reality Jones frontman, singer-songriter, Tim McFadden, for a short set of original music.

12pm | $6, $4 mbrs | +$2 at the door

 photo credit: Sean Scheidt

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