Tag: local writers

Q&A with Baltimore Writer Timmy Reed, Author of ‘Kill Me Now’


Kill Me Now, by local author Timmy Reed, is the journal of a skateboarder named Miles Lover kept over the summer between 8th grade and high school. Miles has divorced parents who live on opposite ends of Roland Park, younger twin sisters, and no friends —  though he does see a fair bit of his pot dealer, whom he calls the Beaster Bunny. Midway through the summer, he develops a relationship with an old guy from the neighborhood named Mister Reese, along with his health aide, Diamontay, and their giant boa constrictor, Tickles.

Justin Kramon at The Ivy Bookshop on Oct. 22


kramon preservationist

Originally published on October 17, 2013 – Join The Ivy Bookshop October 22 at 7 p.m. as it welcomes Justin Kramon to read from his suspenseful new novel of love and obsession, The Preservationist. (Read the Baltimore Fishbowl interview with Kramon here.)

About the Book

To Sam Blount, meeting Julia is the best thing that has ever happened to him. Working at the local college and unsuccessful in his previous relationships, he’d been feeling troubled about his approaching fortieth birthday, “a great beast of a birthday,” as he sees it, but being with Julia makes him feel young and hopeful. Julia Stilwell, a freshman trying to come to terms with a recent tragedy that has stripped her of her greatest talent, is flattered by Sam’s attention. But their relationship is tested by a shy young man with a secret, Marcus Broley, who is also infatuated with Julia.

Told in alternating points of view, The Preservationist is the riveting tale of Julia’s and Sam’s relationship, which begins to unravel as the threat of violence approaches and Julia becomes less and less sure whom she can trust.

WORMS at Metro Gallery


Baltimore, as we all know, is brimming with talent.  Our beloved Ravens are enroute to New Orleans to claim their title as Superbowl champions in two weeks.  We’ve produced legends such as Dan Deacon, John Waters, and Michael Phelps, to name just a few.  Our creative scene is bursting at the seams, and there are endless opportunities to absorb the wonders produced by our artists.

WORMS is precisely one of those opportunities.  Area writers come out for a night of readings on a predetermined Tuesday of the month, September through May.  This month will highlight work by Timmy Reed, Dave Beaudouin, Kate Greenstreet, and Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez.  Hosted by Wham City‘s (and the Baltimore Fishbowl’s!) very own RM O’Brien, the night should be full of fresh and promising work, and some of that great talent we know resides within our rowhomes.

Get Inspired: Local Literati Reading at The Ivy Bookshop, Friday Night



The Ivy Bookshop

Come to The Ivy Bookshop on Friday night, October 5 at 7 p.m.  for “A Di-Vine Evening” with local writers, editors and poets who will read from their work and will provide, as organizer Dave Eberhardt puts it, “inspiration and edification.” Free drinks, too!