Passing along this press release for what is sure to be an excellent event!
Celebrate 800 years of Persian poet, teacher, and philosopher Rumi at “A Rumi-esque Reading.”
The event takes place at the Watermark Gallery in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m. and includes readings of Rumi’s work as well as Rumi-inspired fiction, poetry, artwork, and music. Wine and refreshments will be served.
The Maryland Writers Association (MWA) will be well represented at the event; all three fiction-readers and one of the two poetry-readers are members of the MWA.
Hightlights of “A Rumi-esque Reading” include readings of Rumi’s work as well as Rumi-inspired work from poets Deanna Nikaido and Cliff Lynn.
Three local fiction writers will share their work.
Caryn Coyle will read her story, “She Walks in Beauty,” about a Native American ancestor guiding a twentieth century woman on a spiritual journey
Nitin Jagdish will read “Lines: A Portrait Contemplates Its Audience” and “Fragments from a Backyard Melodrama.”
Eric D. Goodman will read excerpts from Womb, a novel written from the point of view of an unborn child.
“Diverse Expressions,” a collection of surreal artwork by Manza Rassouli-Taylorr, will be on display.
Eastern, Rumi-inspired music will be performed to enhance the mood.
During the intermission as well as after the readings, members will have the opportunity to mingle with the authors, artists, and each other to talk about Rumi’s work and how his spirit lives on in the works of new artists today.
The Watermark Gallery is located in the Bank of America Center Skywalk Level, right across from the Inner Harbor, at 100 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The phone number is (410) 547-0452.
Learn more about the Watermark at their online gallery.
Learn more about “A Rumi-esque Reading” at Writeful.
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