LitMore Honors Baltimore Poet Chris Toll with Gala Event

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Art Exhibition and Tribute to Chris Toll

LitMore, Baltimore’s new literary arts center, presents The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Inventions: Art Exhibition and Tribute to Chris Toll on Monday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at LitMore, 1702 South Road in Mt. Washington. The gala evening features an exhibition of artwork inspired by a line from the poem “The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Inventions” by popular Baltimore poet Chris Toll. Come enjoy the artwork and party to the music of Matt Muirhead. The art will be available for sale, with a percentage of sales donated to LitMore.

Chris Toll, who died on September 27, 2013, was a mainstay of the Baltimore poetry scene. In addition to starting the literary magazine Open 24 Hours and curating the Benevolent Armchair Reading Series with Barbara DeCesare, Toll acted as a mentor, discerning critic, and friend to writers throughout the region. In recognition of his influence, LitMore invited the Baltimore arts community to create new artwork inspired by a line from one of his poems. Twenty-five people signed up, and the results are on show at LitMore opening on June 30 and continuing throughout the month of July.

LitMore is dedicated to energizing and sustaining the area’s literary community. As a membership-based entity with business, institutional and working artist partnerships, LitMore offers a center of gravity for the many pockets of exuberant literary endeavors in Baltimore. More than just a physical space, LitMore provides activities and opportunities that address the needs of writers as well as artists and organizations that work with writers. Current offerings include a Community Poetry Library, literary workshops and readings, an office co-op, writer’s studios, internships and a multi-media performance space.

Admission is free. Free parking is available in the Arts and Ideas lot across South Road.

For more information, visit, call 443-595-7548, or email [email protected]

Edited from Press Release

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