Archive for the ‘Booknotes’ Category
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017 was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.” Dr. Dianne Scheper of Johns Hopkins University shares her views for Booknotes.
Gavin Witt is the Director of Dramaturgy at Baltimore Center Stage. But what, exactly, is dramaturgy? Luckily, he knows, and he can enlighten us.
In his new book, due for release by Johns Hopkins University Press later this year, Jason Rudy suggests that the poetry of Victorian-era Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada was vitally engaged in the social and political work of settlement in those countries.
Don Lee is the author of a story collection and four novels. His latest novel, published by Norton this summer, is called Lonesome Lies Before Us, its title inspired by brooding lyrics of the alt-country movement.
Ink Press Productions in Baltimore is a collaborative project devoted to the community of book art. Its founders and curators are Tracy Dimond and Amanda McCormick, and they came to talk about their vision.
It was a pleasure to speak with three curators and conservators from the Walters Art Museum – Abigail Quandt, Head of Book and Paper Conservation, Lynley Anne Herbert, Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, and Cathie Magee, post-graduate fellow in book conservation – about a project to conserve a manuscript of great historical significance. […]
Maryland native, Deborah Rudacille, author of The Scalpel and the Butterfly, The Riddle of Gender, and Roots of Steel, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. She came to talk to Booknotes about the honor.
The Baltimore Museum of Art is celebrating artists’ books and book arts in an exhibition called Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists’ Books. The exhibition of 130+ works, more than half of which have never been exhibited at the BMA before, has been curated by Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, Rena […]
Mason Jar Press is an independent press based out of Baltimore since 2014. It specializes in in handmade, limited edition chapbooks and full-length publications featuring strong, straight-forward poetry and prose that’s just a little off. Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Ian Anderson, and Assistant Editor, Natalie Ko, came in to talk about what’s new. […]
This February, the annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs is taking place in Washington D.C. Writer and editor, Barbara Westwood Diehl, gives us some insight.