Former “Wire” Writer Rafael Alvarez at the Ivy Bookshop Thursday, Dec. 5

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Join local writer Rafael Alvarez at The Ivy Bookshop Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. as he launches his new collection of short stories, Tales from the Holy Land.

The stories in Tales from the Holy Land take place along the narrow streets and alleys of Alvarez’s heartbreaking hometown, Baltimore, charting secret histories of the last 100 years through the difficult and hopeful lives of tugboat men, junk collectors, beautiful women, short order cooks and an artist who captures it all in house paint on the sides of abandoned buildings.  Alvarez graduated from Mt. St. Joseph’s in 1976.

About the Author 

Rafael Alvarez is a short story writer and former longtime City Desk reporter for the Baltimore Sun, where he wrote obituaries while documenting the folklore of the old port city. Alvarez also wrote for the first three seasons of HBO’s The Wire.

Join the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. for the launch of Rafael Alvarez’s new collection of short stories. For more information, visit The Ivy Bookshop website.


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