First Friday Reading Series, YA Night is Sep. 7th

Join us every First Friday for the Art Walk in Highlandtown for live author readings by local writers and poets. Each month will feature a different genre, including Local Flavor, Science Fiction and more. Light beverages and snacks will be provided. Come out and explore the literature growing in your own back yard, and support your local authors, writers, and publishers.

When: September 7th, 6 – 9PM and every first Friday of the month until NovemberWhere: Dennis Moore’s Pottery Studio, corner of S. Conkling and Bank, 21224. Across from Rooftop Hot in Highlandtown.Enjoy local YA authors and support our young emerging writers. Stay for the Q&A at the end of the night. See more info on each poet below.

6:00pm Meet and greet
6:30pm 
Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore is a stree free social group for girls which encourages reading, vocabulary expansion, comprehension skills, and confidence in a fun environment. Yellow Arrow has been working with the club since 2017 to create an anthology of short fiction written by the girls, mostly 6th graders. They will be reading selections from their forthcoming book. 
7:15pm 
Veronica Bartles author of TWELVE STEPS (YA), and THE PRINCESS AND THE FROGS (PB), loves to ask “What If?” She believes there are many sides to every story, and she’s determined to discover every single one! When not writing or reading, she likes to invent new cookie recipes and knit things from recycled plastic bags. She’s an incurable optimist who loves gray, drizzly days because that’s when rainbows come out to play. Veronica is the Published and Listed Coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), MD/DE/WV region, and the director of the MD/DE/VA/DC Read Local Challenge:https://mddewv.scbwi.org/read-local/. (Find out more about her at http://vbartles.com)
7:30pm 
Elissa Brent Weissman is an award-winning author of novels for young readers. Best known for the popular Nerd Camp series, she and her books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, NPR's “Here and Now,” and more. Named one of CBS Baltimore’s Best Authors in Maryland, Elissa lives in Baltimore City, where she teaches creative writing to children, college students, and adults. Learn more at ebweissman.com
7:45pm
A. L. Kaplan’s love of books started as a child and sparked a creative imagination. Born on a cold winter morning in scenic northern New Jersey, her stories and poems have been included in several anthologies and magazines. Her novel, Star-touched, released October 1, 2017. She is the Maryland Writers’ Association’s Vice President and served on the Howard County Chapter board for several years. A. L. is a member of Broad Universe and holds an MFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art. When not writing or indulging in her fascination with wolves, A. L. is the props manager for a local theatre. This proud mother of two lives in Maryland with her husband and dog.
8:00pm
Author Q&A