Posts Tagged ‘Booknotes’
A cellist traces her Holocaust history on BookNotes
Janet Horvath is the former associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra, and she is the daughter of two professional musicians who were Holocaust survivors. She recounts their story, and her link to it, in The Cello Still Sings — A Generational Story of the Holocaust and of the […]
BookNotes experiences Your Brain on Art
The science of neuroaesthetics offers proof for how our brains and bodies transform when we participate in the arts Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross are co-authors of The New York Times Bestseller, Your Brain on Art: HOW THE ARTS TRANSFORM US. Here, Susan talks about the ways we can use arts creatively […]
BookNotes reflects on Poetry Month
“Always be a poet, even in prose.” April is Poetry Month and my guest is educator, speaker, facilitator, poet, and writer, Judy Sorum Brown, whose work encompasses both poetry and prose.
BookNotes reconnects with Passager
“I see this issue as a mending, turning trauma and pain into art . . . It is the process of creating that heals us.” Christine Lincoln, Guest Editor It’s been almost seven years since BookNotes caught up with Passager the local, independent literary press dedicated to older writers. So, I invited Founding […]
The Father of the Underground Railroad on BookNotes
At the start of Black History Month, we honor a towering figure in the abolitionist movement, William Still — not to be confused with the Dean of African American composers, William Grant Still. Historian at Towson University, Andrew K. Diemer, talks about his William Still biography, Vigilance.
BookNotes honors MLK Day
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on Tuesday, January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, GA, and in 2023, we mark MLK Day on Monday, January 16. To talk about the legacy of his words, the guest on BookNotes this month is Marilyn Nelson, award-winning poet and author or translator of more than 20 books […]
A cautionary tale for democracy on BookNotes
The French Revolution is celebrated as a founding moment of modern representative government. But in her book Last Revolutionaries: The Conspiracy Trial of Gracchus Babeuf and the Equals Laura Mason, a teaching professor in history at Johns Hopkins University, explains how an elected government’s assault on popular democracy and social justice destroyed the republic, and […]
A Violin Conspiracy on BookNotes
Brendan Slocumb is a Baltimore-Washington area violinist and teacher. He has now turned his talents to writing, and his debut novel The Violin Conspiracy has been published by Penguin Random House. As a prelude to our extended discussion in the Wheeler Room at The Enoch Pratt Free Libary on Cathedral Street on Wednesday, October 26 at […]
BookNotes celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
Since 1989, all American Presidents have given a Presidential Proclamation to mark Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 through October 15, recognizing the contributions and influence of LatinX Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Puerto Rican co-owner of Snug Books, Emanual Figuaroa, makes his contribution through books.
East Germany’s Stasi and America’s CIA on BookNotes
The 13th novel of spy craft and international intrigue by former foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, Dan Fesperman, is called Winter Work, and it’s set during the chaotic first months after the Berlin Wall came down.