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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

“We’re lucky to have Michalski before the rest of the world discovers her. But they will.” – Baltimore City Paper

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Reading events w/o 6/20-6/25

Some more cool reading events next week:

June 22, CityLit Press Launch Party and Fundraiser, 6-9 pm, Langerman's

Join the staff and board of CityLit Project to celebrate the launch of CityLit Press. Special readings by literary artists involved with the press's first two books: City Sages: Baltimore and Mountain, Log, Salt, and Stone. Geoff Becker, Jen Michalski, and Rosalia Scalia will read.

6-9 pm, Langermann’s, 2400 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224
$40/person includes hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverage. For information: 410-274-5691 or

June 24, Genius Party at the Hexagon, 7 pm

Featuring a new video by Stephanie Barber and readings by Rachel B. Glaser, Natalie Lyalin and Mike Young and a YouTUBE open mic and more

June 24, 7pm at the Hexagon, 1825 N Charles St, Baltimore, FREE