Three times a year, Eight-Stone Press publishes the award-winning Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore!, a submission-based literary zine dedicated to collecting the tales of those on whom Mobtown has left her indelible mark. Polished, professional essays; barroom sermons delivered from the sanctity of a favorite stool; the poet's fleeting sentiment, captured in both word and snapshot. A two-time Utne Independent Press Award Nominee, Smile, Hon has also been dubbed "Best Zine" by Baltimore Magazine (2008) and Baltimore City Paper (2004).
A. AUBREY BODINE Slideshow/Lecture October 18 at the Pratt Main Branch
BALTIMORE - Jennifer Bodine, daughter of legendary Baltimore Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine and proprietor of AAubreyBodine.com, will present a slide-illustrated talk about the life and work of her father, whose photographs captured the essence of life in Baltimore and Maryland from the 1930s and beyond, beginning at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 18, in the Poe Room of the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. (Copies of Bodine’s Chesapeake Bay Country will be on sale following the program.) Jeff Korman, Manager of the Central Library’s Maryland Department, will also talk about the work of the Federal Writers Project in Maryland and Maryland, A Guide to the Old Line State.