The literature community in Atlanta is quickly growing. While there are plenty of resources for writers, coming across LitMore made me realize that there is definitely more that Atlanta can do. In Baltimore, LitMore has created real life, physical spaces for writers to create work and connections. Lucky for us, the brilliant minds behind LitMore took over the @actualpants Instagram last week. Take a look.
LitMore recognizes writing is a lonely business. While solitude is necessary to the creative process, writers also need each other’s company for fellowship, support, and knowledge-sharing. Online writing communities and courses are wonderful but meeting IRL–in real life–is necessary too. Face-to-face meetings offer an antidote to our increasingly fractured and virtual world.
LitMore provides a physical space, including the LitMore Poetry Library (https://litmorepoetrylibrary.wordpress.com/) where writers, readers and audience can come together for workshops, readings, launch parties, multi-media presentations–whatever your imagination can come up with! Our supportive staff helps organizers set up and promote their events. We engage in ways to act as an incubator for new literary arts endeavors, provide internship opportunities and professional experience for writers, and serve our larger community of Baltimore City. For more details see www.LitMore.org and https://www.facebook.com/groups/LitMore/ or @Lit_More.
LitMore, Baltimore’s literary arts center since 2013 provides a physical space where writers, readers and audience can come together for workshops, readings, launch parties, multi-media presentations-the intersections where writing arts are ready to converge with others! Our supportive volunteer staff help organizers set up and promote their events. We also look for ways to act as an incubator for literary arts endeavors, provide internship opportunities and professional experience for writers, all which enriches our larger community of Baltimore. Here is a snapshot of the audience at The Writers Alchemy -the Clinch & the Shuffle book release party. #LitMore #WritersAlchemy
Michael Ronstadt warms up with a friend at LitMore. Michael played for us while on his “living room tour”.
Orchestrating event updates at LitMore on a muggy May day. #LitMoreLitLetter #Hampden #LitMore
A recent LitMore Poetry Library donation to “process” aka fondle… June 13th is a big pre-summer LPL bbq poetry reading fundraising get together. #LitMorePoetryLibrary
Authentic! DewMore’s monthly poetry series with a youth and adult feature. Here you see Kenneth Something in his open mic slot. In a few hours we will shift to the Federal Dust series. #Authentic. #DewMore #LitMore
Natalia Castells-Esquivel is a writer from Mexico based in Atlanta. Her poetry and nonfiction have been published in places like Santo y Seña, Loose Change, and Thought Catalog. She is currently a copywriter, Editor of Community Engagement for RealPants, and cofounder of StoryDrop, a city-wide literature collaboration. Also, she makes really good scrambled eggs. Really.
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