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Saturday, April 18 • TBA
Working in the Literary World: Opportunities for Literary Nonprofits, Organizations, and Initiatives

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Writing is a form of activism, and many writers have also built successful careers in advocating for the literary arts. Four panelists who have worked and/or founded organizations that lift up the role of literature in individual lives, in schools, in regional programs, and other forums will discuss their path, as well as talk about what inspires their work. The relationship between advocacy and creativity will also be discussed.

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Melanie Hatter

Melanie S. Hatter is the author of two novels and one short story collection. Selected by Edwidge Danticat, Malawi's Sisters won the inaugural Kimbilio National Fiction Prize and is published by Four Way Books, 2019. The Color of My Soul won the 2011 Washington Writers' Publishing... Read More →
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Dan Brady

Poetry Editor, Barrelhouse
Dan Brady is the author of the poetry collections Strange Children (Publishing Genius, 2018) and Subtexts (forthcoming from Publishing Genius, 2021), and two chapbooks, "Cabin Fever / Fossil Record" (Flying Guillotine Press) and "Leroy Sequences" (Horse Less Press). He is the poetry... Read More →
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Carla Du Pree

Executive Director, CityLit Project
Carla Du Pree is a fiction writer, consultant, state arts ambassador and advocate, and the executive director of CityLit Project, a literary nonprofit in Baltimore that nurtures readers and writers with two signature events. She’s featured regional and transnational authors at festivals... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 TBA