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CITYLIT STUDIO VI: Writers on Craft, Creativity & Community

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


CityLit Project presents Studio VI: Writers on Craft, Creativity & Community presented as a part of Free Fall Baltimore, is a unique opportunity for writers to experience readings/lectures by two authors in different genres. Participants engage in deep-dive discussions on craft and the writing process.




This Really Happened: Turning Fact into Fiction” with Leslie Pietrzyk
(Short story collection: Admit This to No One)

While many writers bravely use their life experiences in their work, some of us (understandably!) are nervous about doing so. What benefits and drawbacks are there to “this really happened”? These tips and strategies will help you successfully navigate your life onto the page, in whatever your chosen genre is.


“Writing Violence – When It’s Better Not to” with Cherie Jones
(Debut novelist – How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House)

Writing about violence can lend excitement to a narrative, but what are the alternatives to graphic depictions of gore? When should we use those alternatives, and why? In this session, Cherie shares her tips on writing violence responsibly, and why some things might be better left unsaid.



The signature event exemplifies CityLit’s ongoing commitment to attract premier literary talent, offer free events, elevate inclusive voices, provide access to superior instruction on craft while bridging a community of emerging and established literary talent. The writer-to-writer exchange includes a reading, key aspects of craft instruction to improve writing, an open Q & A session with handouts available to attendees, and the importance of finding artistic communities.

The Studio is a two-hour information session where writers get a unique look behind the writing process of two esteemed literary stars. It’s an informal, writer-to-writer craft series to help poets and writers envision their art.

This will be a virtual event (Zoom) and is FREE, but attendees must register.


October 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm