Sadly, our October chapter meeting was rudely preempted by the horror that was Hurricane Sandy. We hope that we can reschedule poetry goddess and our Vice President, Shirley Brewer for a chapter meeting in the very near future. Until then, we will move on to our planned November presentation.
The Baltimore Chapter is elated to welcome New Mercury Reading Series founders and co-curators, Deborah Rudacille & John Barry as our guest speakers for the Baltimore Chapter meeting on Monday, November 26, 7pm at Ukazoo Books, 730 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204.
Inspired by H.L. Mencken’s American Mercury magazine, the New Mercury Reading Series showcases the best of the area’s creative nonfiction and its writers. Deborah & John will talk about their endeavors with New Mercury, as well as discuss creative nonfiction, in general. Whether you are working on your own nonfiction essays, memoirs or just want to inject a bit of truth into your writing, this is the meeting you cannot miss!
Deborah Rudacille is an independent journalist and science writer. Her first book, The Scalpel and the Butterfly (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000), was named one of the year’s best nonfiction books by the Los Angeles Times. The Riddle of Gender (Pantheon, 2004) was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Her new book, Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town, was published by Pantheon in January 2010. She also contributes to local and national publications, including USA Today, SEED, The Defenders Online, Baltimore Brew, and Urbanite.
John Barry is an independent arts journalist and an instructor in the Language and Literature department at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). His work has appeared in American Theater, Salon, The Washington Post,N +1, Media Bistro, Smart Set, as well as in local publications including Baltimore City Paper, Urbanite, Baltimore Style,Chesapeake, Baltimore Brew, Maryland Daily Record, and RadarRedux.