March Madness hits Lit and Art!

Need to forget about your last-place finish in your office pool for the NCAA basketball tournament? The Watermark Gallery will hold its next Lit and Art event on Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m.

This event will feature four local writers, including Jessica Anya Blau. She will read from her new novel, Drinking Closer to Home, which has been called, “a raging success” and “unrelentingly side-splittingly funny.” Her first novel, The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, was chosen by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the Best Books of 2008.

Prize-winning poet Katherine Cottle will read from her new memoir, Halfway: A Journal through Pregnancy. Rick Connor and Holly Morse-Ellington will make their much anticipated debuts.

To help celebrate Persian New Year, pianist Guity Adjoodani will play several selections from her CD. Red Tractor Factory, our crack house band, will also perform.

As you no doubt know, Baltimore City has cut funding for The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, and plans to close it in 2012. To help raise money for the Poe House, the gallery’s resident artist Manzar Rassouli-Taylorr will sell a limited edition of her artwork.

Like previous events in this series, it’s free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served. And in these lean times, free is good (free is good in boom times as well, but you get the point).

The Watermark Gallery is located in the Bank of America Center Skywalk Level, right across from the Inner Harbor, at 100 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The phone number is (410) 547-0452.

Learn more about the Watermark at its online gallery.

Learn more about the “Lit and Art” reading event at Writeful.

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