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Connecting Baltimore’s Narrative

Photos courtesy of @nytdavidbrooks and @dwatkinsworld

What if, instead of seeing Baltimore as a collection of troubles, traumas, assets, resources and deficits … we looked at her as the heroine of a novel? Or maybe its hero? What would the story be?

That’s the conceit of a gathering tomorrow evening at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The conversation will be led by D. Watkins of East Baltimore, a writer and lecturer at the University of Baltimore and founder of the B-More Writers Project, and David Brooks of the New York Times and founder of “Weave: the Social Fabric Project” at the Aspen Institute.

This event is co-hosted by Thread, a local nonprofit that surrounds struggling teams with a network of volunteers.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.