Last Thursday night, I gave the opening remarks at the Writers in Baltimore Schools launch of its newest anthology, Baltimore Triumphs. I'm so grateful to WBS's Patrice Hutton for inviting me to join in.
For about an hour that night, Baltimore City school students--many of them fourth graders--took turns reading pieces in the Bakst Theatre of Baltimore's Evergreen Museum & Library. You know how certain architectural spaces are so majestic, they elevate everything that happens within their walls? Evergreen is like that, but honestly, the reading that night would have seemed majestic even in a ramshackle shed. The student readers showed real grace as they presented their work. Lisa Lance posted a great writeup of the night here.
As I was leaving, I snapped a shot of the mansion's facade--Evergreen, dressed in blue.