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Friday, January 11, 2008

WV Writers Members Matter: Savannah Guz Reading in Baltimore

Baltimore's only dedicated fiction reading series is finally here. Where is here?

Where: Minás Gallery, 815 W. 36th Street , Hampden (410) 732-4258
When: January 19th, 5:00 pm
Who: Madeleine Mysko, Savannah Schroll Guz, and Joseph Young
What else? There's a blog with pretty author photos at

Madeleine Mysko is a writer who served as an Army nurse on the burn ward in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, during the Vietnam War. Bringing Vincent Home, her debut novel, re-enters that time by way of a Baltimore family who must come to terms with the wounding of one of their own. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, Mysko has published in venues that include The Baltimore Sun, Bellevue Literary, The Hudson Review, River Styx , and Shenandoah. Among her awards in fiction are an individual artist grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and a Baltimore City Artscape Prize.

Savannah Schroll Guz is author of The Famous and The Anonymous (2004) and editor of the theme-based fiction anthology Consumed: Women on Excess (2005). She has been nominated for a Pushcart and a storySouth Million Writers Award and is a monthly "Short Takes" columnist for Library Journal. Once upon a time, she worked as a correspondence translator for Bavaria 's Prince von Hohenzollern and consequently wore out two very sturdy dictionaries. She now lives on a farm in the Mountain State of West Virginia and is at work on a novel.

Joseph Young lives in Baltimore where he co-runs the art blog and keeps the microfiction blog Look for his work in such magazines as SmokeLong Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Exquisite Corpse, Rock Heals, Eleven Bulls, JMWW, elimae, and others.

The 510 Readings is the only dedicated fiction reading series in Baltimore. The readings will run under an hour and feature at least three writers—from writers you haven’t heard of yet (but will soon) to well-known writers (local and nationally known). It happens in the Minás Gallery at 5:00 on every third Saturday of every month—for the rest of your life. Hosted by Michael Kimball (author of Dear Everybody, 2008) and Jen Michalski (author of Close Encounters, 2007).