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Five Things You Need to Know About Words and Wine at the Catonsville Library

The annual event serves as a fund-raiser for the Friends of the Catonsville Library.

Heard of the event at the Catonsville Library but don't know much about it? Here's what you need to know:

1. Details: The event is Friday at 7 p.m. at the . It is expected to end around 9 p.m.

2. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the library or at the door the evening of event. Tickets are $25.

3. The event will feature 15 authors, including four Catonsville residents. Michael Collier is a former poet laureate of Maryland and teaches at the Creative Writing program at the University of Maryland. Louis Diggs has written 10 books chronicling the history of the black community around Baltimore. Two other Catonsville authors that will be there are Tom Flynn, author of Baseball in Baltimore and Marsha Wight-Wise, the author of books containing historical images of Catonsville. Three new authors will also be in this year's event, including Jill Jonnes, James Magruder and Madeleine Mysko.

4.Food and drinks will be provided by the Wine Bin in Ellicott City, and .

5. Funds raised from the event have gone to projects such as restoring an old chromolithograph titled "Panoramic View of the Scenery on the Patapsco River for 7 miles above and below Ellicott Mills."

PastorLorenzo Epps October 11, 2011 at 06:42 AM
I wish someone would put these events on video and post them...I would like to hear from louis diggs regarding his writing....very interesting.. hint hint patch! (:-)
Dianne Burch October 11, 2011 at 12:07 PM
Attendees at this year's event will be the first to see the restored chromolithograph shown in this story. It was on display to alert people to the need to preserve our historical artifacts. Through the support of Friends of the Catonsville Library, we were able to hire a professional paper conservator and have the chromolithograph archival framed.
Cheryl Dunigan October 11, 2011 at 02:58 PM
I'm very excited about this event- every year I have a great time. The wine is excellent, and the cheese selections are outstanding. Best of all, the authors mingle with the guests, allowing time for wonderful one-on-one conversations. Really looking forward to it!

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