Sat, Mar 21


Enoch Pratt Free Library

POSTPONED: Mixolo Goes Out to Baltimore's Ultimate Book Party! Join us at the Annual CityLit Festival.

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:   Mixolo Goes Out to Baltimore's Ultimate Book Party! Join us at the Annual CityLit Festival.

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2020, 9:30 AM – 9:35 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. 

Featured guest artists include poetry titan Nikky Finney and novelist Susan Straight. The talented lineup also includes New York Times bestselling author Casey Cep who will discuss “Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee,” Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, known for her bestselling classic “An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness”, will speak candidly about bipolar disorder and her book “Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania and Character” and founder of Minorities in Publishing, Jennifer Baker, will talk about industry trends. 

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. 

Come out, with or without a plus-one and find your fellow Mixolo literary arts enthusiasts at any time during the day in the Second Floor Hallway Conference Room.  

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. We've listed the afterparty as a separate event, in case you'd like to choose one option.

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?

No registration is required. Please register here only if you are interested in attending with Mixolo and connecting at the event with other guests coming out on their own. 

CityLit Festival is a free public event and they are excited to host Mixolo solos!  Stop in our  Mixolo Community Space on the Second Floor Conference Room at the main branch of the Enoch Pratt Library generously supplied by the organizers and find your plus-some!

We'll communicate by email to registrants on updates to our plans for the day.  Please watch your email closely. 

Our "Mixolo Goes Out" community events are meant to foster connection in our growing network of ready-to-to-solos with no entry fee activities.  Drinks and snacks are not available or allowed in the library.  Drinks and snacks are available at the many nearby food establishments in beautiful Mount Vernon.  Hotel Indigo is a partner and will be open all day for refreshments in their Poet Modern Cocktail bar and restaurant.


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.


Photos may be taken for promotional purposes for our web, social media and marketing materials.  Mixolo is a real-life social network; we want to minimize the use of stock photos and reflect the true essence of our MIxolo community.  Your registration and attendance will imply your willingness to participate and your release of all photos for use in marketing and promotions for Mixolo, Inc.


Our events are now offered in the Mixolo mobile app available on Google Play or Apple iTunes for download. 

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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