Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bodine Visits Clifton Mansion

BALTIMORE, Md. – Jennifer Bodine, daughter of Baltimore Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine, will discuss her father’s work beginning at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Clifton Mansion, 2701 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore 21213.  Jennifer, who curates her father’s photography through her website,, will also sign copies of her latest book, Bodine's City: The Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine, published by Schiffer Books.

The elder Bodine (right) shot for The Baltimore Sun from the 1920s until his death in 1970.  More recently his work has appeared frequently in the pages of the critically acclaimed local literary zine Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore!.

The event, co-sponsored by the Baltimore City Historical Society, will also feature tours of Clifton Mansion beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Originally built between 1790 and 1801, the home was later purchased and expanded by philanthropist Johns Hopkins.  For more information on Clifton Mansion, visit


Monday, September 10, 2012

SMILE, HON kicks off Baltimore Book Fest!

BALTIMORE, Md. – Join Smile, Hon, You’re in Baltimore! editor, publisher, and contributing writer William P. Tandy for an evening of Mobtown mayhem Friday, September 28, 2012, beginning at 6:00 p.m. under the City Lit Tent at the Baltimore Book Festival.

Tandy will host a lineup of contributors from Alleyways, the latest installment in the long-running Smile, Hon series published by Eight-Stone Press.  Readers include:

  • Earl Crown
  • Girl Crown
  • E. Doyle-Gillespie
  • Anthony C. Hayes
  • Alex Hewett
  • Mary Elizabeth Mays
  • Fernando Quijano III
  • Geoffrey Welchman

While there, pick up a copy of Alleyways, back issues of Smile, Hon, t-shirts and more.  Plus, enjoy live musical interludes from The Wayfarers, who will mark the release of their new CD.

From the harbor to the hills, Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! collects the tales of those on whom Mobtown has left her indelible mark. Polished, professional essays; barroom sermons delivered from the sanctity of a favorite stool; the poet's fleeting sentiment, captured in both word and snapshot – Smile, Hon offers a slice of Baltimore as told by Baltimore, presented with the time-honored DIY accessibility of a limited-run, handcrafted zine. A two-time Utne Independent Press Award Nominee, Smile, Hon has also been dubbed "Best Zine" by Baltimore Magazine (2008) and Baltimore City Paper (2004).

An Eight-Stone Press production, Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! is available locally for purchase at Atomic Books (Baltimore, MD); City Lights Books (San Francisco, CA) Cyclops Books & Music (Baltimore, MD); Microcosm Publishing (Bloomington, IN, and Portland, OR); Quimby's (Chicago, IL); Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse (Baltimore, MD) and Ukazoo Books (Towson, MD).

For more information, contact:

William P. Tandy, Editor
Eight-Stone Press
P.O. Box 11064
Baltimore, Maryland 21212