“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.” ~ Descartes
Last week’s blog about author F. Scott Fitzgerald triggered one of my regular blog readers to e-mail me and ask whether “I was familiar with The Baltimore Literary Heritage Project?” I was not. It did stir my curiosity, however.
There is a wealth of authors that have come from the Baltimore area, and an interesting project is being organized by the Baltimore Literacy Heritage Project. Imagine going on a self-guided tour to visit the homes and locations where some of the most significant novels in America’s history have been penned?
The tour, guided by a CD, gives insight into the writer’s life, their genre of writing and their publications. Authors highlighted by this on-going literacy program may include:
- Upton Sinclair
- F.Scott Fitzgerald
- H.L. Mencken
- Edgar Allen Poe
- Frederick Douglass
- Edith Hamilton
- Emily Post
- Leon Uris
- John Waters
- Billie Holiday
The University of Baltimore, School of Communications Design, is sponsoring this endeavor. The school, a part of the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, offers five unique interdisciplinary majors in writing.
- B.A. English
- B.S. Corporate Communication
- M.A. Publications Design
- MFA Creative Writing & Publishing Arts
- MFA Integrated Design
To read more about this ambitious and educational project, and to learn about other writers who called Baltimore their home, please visit this link. http://bit.ly/SgsRid.
Although many of these authors are long gone, they will never be forgotten, thanks to this very fulfilling literacy project.
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