A headshot of a Lindsey Baker. She is a white woman with brown, curly hair past her shoulders. She wears a royal blue blouse with a V-neck and small dangly earrings. She is inside a building with brick background.
Our Executive Director, Lindsey Baker, writes about her time starting out as our Executive Director, when we were all remote, getting to know people invested the organization, and how we've incorporated that into our programming.
March 15, 2022Lindsey Baker
A professional headshot of Saima Sitwat, a Pakistani American woman. She has shoulder-length black hair and hazel eyes. She wears a green shirt with pink and yellow flowers on it. Her arms are crossed.
Saima Sitwat, author of "American Muslim: An Immigrant’s Journey," sits on our Board of Directors. She has curated a panel called “Becoming American” for CityLit Festival: Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities serves as one of the festival’s partners this year. The panel consists of Maryland women who’ve immigrated to America. We spoke to her about the event, her experience writing as an immigrant, and more.
February 22, 2022Sarah Weissman
A collage of three book covers: “Aftershocks: A Memoir” by Nadia Owusu; “What’s Mine and Yours: A Novel” by Naima Coster; and "Clap When You Land" by Elizabeth Acevedo.
Eden Etzel, our Program Assistant for Maryland Center for the Book, delves into our top three contenders for One Maryland One Book 2022. This year's theme is "New Beginnings."
February 3, 2022Eden Etzel
A collage of the following ten books divided into two rows: “The Office of Historical Corrections” by Danielle Evans, “Clap When You Land” by Elizabeth Acevedo, “Dominicana” by Angie Cruz, “What’s Mine and Yours” by Naima Coster, “There There” by Tommy Orange, “Mary Jane” by Jessica Anya Blau, “All You Can Ever Know” by Nicole Chung, “Everywhere You Don’t Belong” by Gabriel Bump, “Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez, and “Aftershocks” by Nadia Owusu.
We announce our top ten contenders for One Maryland One Book 2022! The theme this year is "New Beginnings."
January 7, 2022Eden Etzel
A screenshot from a Zoom webinar with Lindsey Baker top right, a White woman in a red blouse; Tonya Aikens, top left, a Black woman in a brown blazer; and Alicia MccLeod, bottom, a Black woman in a coral shirt.
Executive Director Lindsey Baker checks in about Maryland Humanities' tangible steps and work towards operationalizing racial equity.
January 4, 2022Lindsey Baker
A headshot of Liz Cannon, a smiling white woman with cropped brown hair, from the shoulders up. Liz wears an eggplant-colored shirt with a scoop neck and small gold earrings. She is in front of a sandy-colored brick background.
Elizabeth (Liz) Cannon resides in Frederick and works as a content management consultant. She served on the Board of Directors of Maryland Humanities from 2010-2019: she has donated to the organization since 2009. Cannon judged the Maryland History Day competition at both the local and state level for many years, and performed in the organization’s final year of its living history program, Chautauqua. She talked about the importance of the humanities.
October 29, 2021
An image of a hand in a medical glove holding a clear vial marked "Vaccine COVID-19." Under the vaccine's name, the bottle says "Injection only." The label is white except the word "Vaccine" is on a small, black highlighted portion in white. The rest of the font is black.
Dr. Romuladus E. Azuine is the Executive Director of the Global Health and Education Projects, Inc., (GHEP) in Riverdale. GHEP works organization to increase awareness and education on the importance of humanities in public health. He writes about the relationship between the humanities and vaccine equity.
October 19, 2021Romuladus E. Azuine
The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University currently hosts Voices and Votes: Democracy in America. Creating their companion exhibit, Democracy in Delmarva, allowed the staff at the Nabb Center to explore their Nutters Election House collection, Wicomico County’s last surviving election house. Melinda McPeek, Nabb Center’s Curator of Exhibits and Engagement, writes about the process here.
September 9, 2021Melinda McPeek
On Saturday, Voices and Votes: Democracy in America—our current Museum on Main Street Tour of Maryland—arrived at The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University. Each Voices and Votes host creates a local exhibit to complement the Smithsonian Institution exhibition. The Nabb Center presents Voices and Votes: Democracy on Delmarva, which explores expressions of democracy and highlights stories of rebellion, resistance, and perseverance that have shaped Delmarva’s past and present.  Melinda McPeek, the Nabb Center’s Curator of Exhibits and Engagement, gives us some behind the scenes info on the companion exhibit.
August 18, 2021Melinda McPeek
A compilation of 2 photos: on the left is Bill Peak, a white man with thick tortoise-shell classes, white hair, and a white mustache. We see him from a little below the shoulders upwards: he wears a navy sweater, white collared shirt, and a turquoise tie. THe next picture is the book cover of "The Book of Delights: Essays" by Ross Gay." The cover is white, has a blue-gray branch with leaves, and a small magenta flower. The title and author is are in black font. A blurb is in magenta font.
Bill Peak is the Communications Manager and all-encompassing “Library Guy” at the Talbot County Free Library on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. He is the author of the novel The Oblate’s Confession (2014). Bill writes a monthly article for The Star-Democrat about working at the Talbot County Free Library. Here, he reviews The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay, our 2021 One Maryland One Book selection.
August 4, 2021Bill Peak