Head west on Baltimore this Saturday night to see literature go visual and audible in “BOOKED!”
1. Step into the story–writing center. The Soapbox (The Independent Publishing Center), which has collaborated with HomeSkooled Gallery for the event, guides you as you create a group story on the walls with clippings from books, periodicals and on–site additions crafted on the gallery’s typewriter. Unlike transient refrigerator magnets, this story will be permanently documented in a Soapbox zine.
2. Next stop — fort heaven! Slide into a two–person tent, put on headphones and listen to a collection of voices reading short excerpts of their favorite books. When was the last time The Giving Tree was read to you out loud?
3. Creep into a darkened room, and view art with flashlights. The art was created by local artists who were given the prompt “Naughty Reads.” If a simulation of reading under the covers or peeping at inappropriate magazines doesn’t sound dangerous, we don’t know what does.
Refreshments include alphabet soup, word cupcakes and wine.
741 S. 51st St.
2/25, 6:30–10:30 p.m.
Free (donations accepted)