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June events for the Pratt, CityLit and Smartish Pace

June's a busy month for those who love reading, and here are a few special events to mark on your calendar:

On June 22, the CityLit Project celebrates the launch of CityLit Press at Langermann’s, 2400 Boston Street. There will be readings by writers involved with the press' first two books: "City Sages: Baltimore" and "Mountain, Log, Salt, and Stone." For $40 you get hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages. Information: 410-274-5691 or

On June 23, the Enoch Pratt Free Library is partnering with Baltimore Reads and Dyslexia Tutoring Program for Literacy Day in Baltimore, a conference aimed at eradicating intergenerational illiteracy, addressing the learning differences that challenge low-literacy adults and promoting lifelong reading and learning. "Why Can't Grandma Read?" will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, and the cost is $20 per person or the donation of a book for Baltimore Reads' Book Bank. Advance registration is requested at


On June 26, celebrate the newest issue of the Smartish Pace poetry journal at a launch party that includes bands, food and drinks. It's free for subscribers, $10 for others. At Whole Gallery, 405 W. Franklin Street.

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