Happy New Year, one and all. If your New Year resolution was to get in shape, then watch this, but if your resolution was to see more amazing literary readings in 2016, then come to Charmington’s on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 PM.
This month, we are proud to present:
Derick Ebert (Poetry)
Derick Ebert is Baltimore’s first ever Youth Poet Laureate. Ebert attends the University of Baltimore, and currently studies English. As a writer, he focuses on issues that impact the African American community. Derick has performed and traveled with the Baltimore City Youth Poetry Team, taking their tour from Baltimore, all the way to New Orleans. Derick’s priority as a poet is to reach youth, and show that their voice matters.
Cija Jefferson (Non-Fiction)
Cija (pronounced Kia) is a writer and blogger who can be found online at Cija’s Quips covering everything from social commentary—we are not in a post-racial society to her TV addiction and love of girl pop and “trapped in the nineties” hip hop.
Molly Margulies (Wildcard)
Molly Margulies is an actor, artist, and latke-maker living in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a lover of poorly crafted taxidermy and perfectly baked almond croissants, both of which she enjoys with a cup of strong black coffee.
Benjamin Warner (Fiction)
Benjamin Warner teaches creative writing at Towson University. He holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University. His first novel, Thirst—an ecological thriller about the disappearance of a community’s water supply–is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, Salon.com, and the Guernica/PEN Flash Series. A native of Annapolis, he now lives in Baltimore.