Friday, September 10, 2010

SMILE, HON at Baltimore Book Fest, tattoos, zombies and more!

BALTIMORE – Eight-Stone Press and CityLit Project put the "Baltimore" in the Baltimore Book Festival with an evening of literary mayhem, music and more beginning at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2010, at the CityLit tent, on the circle in Mount Vernon.

Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! contributing authors Earl Crown, E. Doyle-Gillespie, Sharon Goldner, Fernando Quijano III, William P. Tandy and Lisa Wiseman will offer live interpretations of their work, highlighting the good, bad and ugly of Baltimore life. And don't miss the aural spectacle of "interstellar misfits" The Dirty Marmaduke Flute Squad, whose musical canon includes such classics as "Do You Got a Disease?" and "Show Us Your Boobs (Buy Me a Beer)". While you're there, crack open a complimentary cold one, courtesy of Clipper City Brewing Company, or browse a wide selection of Smile, Hon back issues, t-shirts and more.

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Going to the Baltimore Tattoo Arts Convention this weekend (9/10-12)? Stop by Atomic Books and pick up a copy of Skin Deep, a special ink-oriented edition of Smile, Hon featuring tattoo-related stories, essays, poetry, color photos, tattooist interviews and more! "[Skin Deep is] a great read." – C.W. Eldridge, Tattoo Archive


In related news, regular Smile, Hon contributor Davida Gypsy Breier announces the release of locally-produced horror zine Rigor Mortis #3, featuring original art, genre analysis, reviews of movies, books, graphic novels and more! This issue's highlights include a remembrance of author Z.A. Recht, the "Sexiest Monsters of Filmland", the Feast trilogy, Tony Todd, Nazi zombies and gargantuan movie monsters! Pick up your copy locally at Atomic Books; visit for more information.


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