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“Jen is an astonishingly sensitive writer.” – HTML Giant

“Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.” – The Rumpus

“Jen is a writerly heavyweight.” – Nate Brown, American Short Fiction

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New City Sages Reading Dates

Here's another City Sages reading date and venue, hot off the press (time to come):

Thursday, July 22, Creative Alliance City Sages Reading & Party!

"In Baltimore," Mencken said, "crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good." In City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press) are of some of Baltimore's best writers, including both famous and not-yet-famous scribes, both dead and alive, gathered by editor Jen Michalski. Writers include Edgar Allan Poe, Gertrude Stein, Zora Neal Hurston, Frederick Douglass, and F. Scott Fitzgerald; contemporary writers include Laura Lippman, Anne Tyler, Madison Smartt Bell, Michael Kimball, Alice McDermott, and Rafael Alvarez. Sage writers Jen Grow and Jen Michalski host an evening with a line-up of readings and performances by Sage writers, including Geoff Becker, Michael Kimball, and others. 7pm. $5 mbrs. Free popcorn f/mbrs!