Make sure you take a break Saturday from your weeding, planting and other household chores to stop by the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. It's one of Baltimore's best literary events, and the schedule is always packed with an entertaining list of speakers. The headliner this year is Walter Isaacson, biographer Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO.
At noon, I'll moderate a panel called In the Service of Short Stories, with authors
Rafael Alvarez, ("Orlo and Leini"), Will Boast ("Power Ballads"), and Michael Downs ("The Greatest Show"). My Baltimore Sun colleague, Gus Sentementes will be introducing Isaacson at his 3 p.m. appearance.
Among the other featiured speakers are Benjamin Busch, author of the new memoir, "Dust to Dust," poets Edward Hirsch and Thomas Lux, and novelist Louis Bayard.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pratt's main branch. Hope to see you there.