Thursday, September 22, 2011

Baltimore, Books and Beer

If you have lived in Baltimore for any period of time, whether it be one week or 30 years, I am sure you have a unique story to tell. That is the basic principle behind Smile Hon, You're in Baltimore:
"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?"
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.

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.

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