Sat, Mar 21


Enoch Pratt Free Library

POSTPONED: Join Mixolo for CityLit Festival! Bring your work-in progress for an editorial review by the experts.

City Lit Festival is celebrating the Year of the Woman, but, of course, every identity is welcome. This inclusive "book club" is continuing its mission of nurturing a culture of literature in Baltimore and throughout Maryland and creating enthusiasm for the literary arts among all its citizens.

Our host has postponed this event as a precautionary measure amid global concerns about COVID19.
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POSTPONED:  Join Mixolo for CityLit Festival! Bring your work-in progress for an editorial review by the experts.

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

About The Event

CityLit Project is partnering with the Enoch Pratt Free Library for the 17th Annual CityLit Festival on Saturday, March 21, 2020. This year’s daylong observance of literature returns more robust than ever, featuring over 65 poets and writers with 20 sessions, including 30-minute One-on-One Editorial Critique Sessions with seven editors, three 90-minute craft intensives, and a vibrant Literary Marketplace in newly renovated, beautiful Central Hall with exhibitors of small presses, literary journals, arts organizations and members of The Village, a group of key organizations CityLit supports. 

The free one-day Festival takes place at the Pratt Central Library from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 400 Cathedral Street in Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

Have you been writing and keeping it to yourself?  You can come out for a 1/2 hour, one-on-one session with expert editors  between10:00 AM and 12:00 PM who can give you confidential feedback and guidance on your craft for just $10 + Mixolo fees. Do this before you hire an agent!


• Laura Ballou (Playwriting, Screenwriting) 

• Tara Campbell (Speculative Fiction, Poetry) 

• Chelsea Lemon Fetzer (Poetry, Fiction) 

• Karen Houppert (Creative Nonfiction, Fiction) 

• Rebekah Kirkman* (Creative Nonfiction, Memoir) 

• Bret McCabe (Creative Nonfiction) 

• Rosalia Scalia (Fiction)  

The editors prefer to read manuscripts in advance. Materials should be emailed in advance ASAP to: The subject line should read “One on One.” For bios and affiliations, visit If you have any questions about the Critique Sessions, please call CityLit Executive Director Carla Du Pree: 410-271-8793

About CityLit Project:

CityLit Project nurtures the culture of literature, creates enthusiasm for the literary arts, connects a

community of avid readers and writers and designs opportunities for diverse audiences to embrace the

literary arts. CityLit is noted for its three signature events, the CityLit Stage at Brilliant Baltimore, the

CityLit Studio: Writers on Craft, Creativity & Community, and the CityLit Festival each spring.

About Enoch Pratt Free Library:

The Enoch Pratt Free Library, the nation’s first free library system, opened its doors in 1886, the result of

the generosity and imagination of businessman and philanthropist Enoch Pratt. Mr. Pratt envisioned a

public library where “races, ages, and socio-economic classes mingled and people could educate

themselves – without cost,” and his passionate belief continues to guide the organization. Today’s Pratt

Library – Baltimore’s public library and the Maryland State Library Resource Center – consists of the

Central Library, 21 branches, two bookmobiles, the Mobile Job Center, the Pratt Centers for Technology

Training, and the Regional Information Center. The Library’s mission is to empower, enrich, and enhance

the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.


What's included in my registration?

CityLit Festival is a free public event and they are excited to host Mixolo solos!  No registration is required for the festival and our  Mixolo Community Space generously supplied by the organizers will be open all day to help you connect with other literary arts lovers in the Second Floor Conference Room at the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. 

The day ends offsite with an Evening Indigo Salon at Hotel Indigo in the Francis Scott Key Room on the 9th floor at 6:30 pm. We'll also gather at Indigo Hotel's ultra-cool Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats restaurant for more fun. 

You may register for the one-on-one editorial and feedback sessions with Mixolo or on City Lit Eventbrite at the link in the event graphic. We'll communicate by email to Mixolo registrants on updates to our plans for the day.  Please watch your email closely. 


Street parking is limited in the vicinity of the library  Please pay close attention to metered and free residential parking restrictions.  Parking is $5 in the nearby Franklin Street Garage after 5:00 PM.  Consider ride-share options or public transportation for convenience.

Is this event restricted to Mixolo early adopter members?

No, this is a public event.  If you'd like to attend with Mixolo for a shared experience, we ask that you register here with Mixolo in mind as a social network that you will consider joining.  We are a network of solo adults pursuing the things we love to do and sharing fun experiences with other like-minded adults. 

When you register for this event, we will ask for basic identifying information that will automatically qualify you as an early adopter member and subscriber.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? 

Please contact us at with any questions you may have about the Mixolo experience.


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The use of MIXCHAT, our messaging platform for connecting with members after you meet at an event is currently available only with purchases that originate in the app. 





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