So what does this have to do with a beer blog? On Friday, September 23, the release party for the 14th edition of Smile Hon will take place from 6-8pm under the CityLit tent at the Baltimore Book Festival. This free event will feature readings from the book, some live music and free beer- courtesy of The Brewer's Art- some of Baltimore's best beer."From the harbor to the hills, SMILE, HON, YOU'RE IN BALTIMORE!
collects the tales of those for 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 slice of Baltimore as told by Baltimore, all presented with the time-honored,
DIY accessibility of a limited-run, handcrafted zine.
So, come on, Baltimore - what's your story?"
The latest issue is a 68 page zine (which costs $4 and can be picked up at Atomic books, Red Emma's, Cyclops Books and Ukazoo- around Baltimore) is packed to the gills with stories, poems and pictures that give a true, yet humorous look into the city. Former issues have had themes of tattoos, transportation, crime, waste and more.
I suggest you check it out. Great stories, live music and free beer combine to make a nice little evening.