Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones Headlines Baltimore’s CityLit Festival

What’s happening?

Baltimore’s CityLit Project is hosting a month full of live and virtual book talks, panel discussions, and workshops featuring locally and nationally renowned authors, reports BmoreArt’s Rebekah Kirkman. 

The keynote for the festival on March 12 is Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine journalist and editor of The 1619 Project, who will speak on the theme “How We Break Free: Confronting Hard Truths.” 

What’s the rundown for the festival on March 12? 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Virtual) 

One-on-one 30-Minute Editorial Critique Sessions: Bret McCabe, Karen Houppert, Rosalia Scalia, Laura Ballou, Nora Belblidia and Chelsea Lemon Fetzer 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  (Live & Virtual @ The Pratt) 

BECOMING AMERICAN featuring Eman Quotah, Nadia Hashimi, Mariam Thakkaur and Maryland State Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk with curator Saima Adil Sitwat 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Live @ The Pratt)


a 90-minute craft intensive: Angela Carroll, Rebekah Kirkman, Kristina Gaddy and Ron Cassie

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Live & Virtual @ The Pratt) 

BLACK GIRLS: BONE BLACK & BREATHING featuring Nia June, Glory Edim, Kai Harris and DaMaris Hill with moderator Jamesha Caldwell 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Live & Virtual @ The Pratt) 

THE 1619 PROJECT: CONFRONTING HARD TRUTHS Keynote Speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones (The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story & Born On the Water) with moderator Martha S. Jones

Anything else I should know? 

All but two of the programs are free, and all live events will require masks and proof of full COVID-19 vaccinations. 
You can read more here.


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