Maryland Humanities is a sponsor of Greedy Reads’ The Lost Weekend. It’s a three-day literary, arts, and community festival hosted by local, indie bookstore Greedy Reads. The Lost Weekend is a celebration of the vibrant, unique creative culture that makes Baltimore The City That Reads.
Events will be held May 13-15 at the Greedy Reads location in Remington at 320 W. 29th Street, Baltimore. Masks are mandatory for indoor events and proof of vaccination is mandatory for outdoor events.
See below for registration for each event.
The Lost Weekend Events
- Black Boy Smile
Friday, May 13th, 2022, 6:00 p.m. | Author Talk
Black Boy Smile: A Memoir in Moments Launch with D. Watkins
D. Watkins discusses his new memoir, holding onto moments of joy while growing up in a poverty-stricken city, and how he grew into the D. Watkins we know today — beloved author, college professor, editor-at-large of Salon.com, and devoted husband and father. D. will be in conversation with actor and storyteller Maria Broom.
- If You Love Baltimore - It Will Love You Back
Friday, May 13th, 2022, 7:30 p.m. | Panel Discussion
If You Love Baltimore – It Will Love You Back. A Panel with Ron Cassie.
Join Ron Cassie (Baltimore Magazine), Judith Krummeck (Old New Worlds), Leslie Gray Streeter (Black Widow) and Greedy Reads owner Julia Fleischaker as they share stories, experiences and reflections of Baltimore, painting a picture of a city and its inhabitants–gritty, resilient, quirky — straightforward, but complex at the same time.
- Drag Queen Story Hour
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 9:00 a.m.| For Kids
Drag Queen Story Hour with D’Manda Martini.
It’s a Drag Queen Story Hour! Join D’Manda Martini for a read-aloud storytime of fun and inclusive children’s books.
- Speculative Baltimore: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy Set in Charm City
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 10:00 a.m. | Panel Discussion
Speculative Baltimore: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy Set in Charm City.
A panel with Justina Ireland, K.M. Szpara, Sarah Pinsker, Moderated by Karen Osborne.
What makes Baltimore a tempting setting for science fiction and fantasy? Hear from acclaimed authors Justina Ireland (Dread Nation, Deathless Divide), Sarah Pinsker (Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea, A Song For a New Day, We Are Satellites), and K.M. Szpara (Docile, First, Become Ashes) as they discuss writing in and about the city.
- BMore Art: Issue 13
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 11:30 a.m. | Panel Discussion
BMore Art: Issue 13. A launch party panel, with Cara Ober and contributors.
Editor and Publisher of BMore Art Cara Ober and magazine contributors introduce the brand new Issue 13: Collect.
- Writing Divided Landscapes
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 1:00 p.m. | Panel Discussion
Jung Yun & Megha Majumdar, moderated by Jeannie Vanasco.
Megha Majumdar (A Burning) and Jung Yun (O Beautiful) come together to discuss their latest novels, writing unique political landscapes, and what it means to be an “outsider” in a divided country. Moderated by Jeannie Vanasco (Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was A Girl).
- The Art of Short Fiction
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 2:30 p.m. | Author Talk
With Danielle Evans and Ashleigh Bryant Phillips
Join a conversation between two local masters of the short story. Danielle Evans, author of The Office of Historical Corrections and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, joins Ashleigh Bryant Phillips, author of Sleepovers, to chat about writing, reading, and teaching short fiction.
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 4:00 p.m. | Author Talk
In conversation with Hernan Diaz & Barbara Bourland.
Hernan Diaz joins us to discuss his new book, Trust. One of the most anticipated books of the year, Trust is a puzzle box of competing narratives, spanning an entire century, and confronting head on the American myth of the self-made capitalist hero. Diaz’s first novel, In the Distance, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Barbara Bourland is the author of I’ll Eat When I’m Dead, Fake Like Me, and the upcoming The Force of Such Beauty.
- Tacky, Live!
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 5:30 p.m. | Author Talk
Rax King in conversation with Maximillian Alvarez & Lyta Gold.
Find joy in all things Tacky with the legendary Rax King! Rax will be in conversation with Baltimore’s own Maximillian Alvarez (The Real News) and Lyta Gold (Art for the End Times podcast) discussing all things tacky, tasteless, and otherwise delightful!
- Please, Miss
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 7:00 p.m.| Author Talk
In conversation with Grace Lavery & Rahne Alexander.
Grace Lavery discusses her new memoir, what it really means to transition, and being a trans woman in 21st century America. She will be in conversation with writer and artist Rahne Alexander (Heretic to Housewife).
- Seeing Baltimore
Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 8:00 p.m. | Panel Discussion
A photography panel with Mark Alice Durant, J.M. Giordano, Micah Wood, & Sydney Allen.
Local photographers Sydney Allen, J.M. Giordano, and Micah Wood talk with photographer and publisher of Saint Lucy Books about capturing a city that refuses to stand still, from protests to celebrations and everything in between.
- Sing-A-Long Story Time
Sunday, May 15th, 2022, 9:00 a.m. | For Kids!
With Micah Wood & Megafauna.
Come along for a playful, interactive, musical and fantastical hour of imagination and song!
- The Future of Baltimore Restaurants
Sunday, May 15th, 2022, 10:00 a.m. | Panel
Toni Tipton-Martin in conversation with Charm City Table.
Toni Tipton-Martin (The Jemima Code, Jubilee) and Simone Phillips of Charm City Table discuss Toni’s career, what dishes, restaurants, and chefs they’re loving; and where they see the Baltimore food scene heading.
- Kings of B'More
Sunday, May 15th, 2022, 11:30 a.m. | Author Talk
Lane Clarke in conversation with R. Eric Thomas.
R. Eric Thomas introduces his debut YA novel, Kings of B’More. Two Black queer best friends face their last day together with an epic journey through Baltimore. Thomas is a television writer, playwright, and author of Here for It, Or How to Save Your Soul in America. He will be in conversation with Lane Clarke, author of the upcoming Love Times Infinity.
- The Future of Baltimore Journalism
Sunday, May 15th, 2022, 1:00 p.m. | Panel
With Brandon Soderberg, Dharna Noor and Lisa Snowden, moderated by Baynard Woods.
What is the future of journalism in Baltimore? Former editor of the Baltimore City Paper Brandon Soderberg (I Got A Monster) talks to Dharna Noor (Boston Globe) and Lisa Snowden (Baltimore Beat).
- ``Inheritance`` Meets ``Shelter``
Sunday, May 15th, 2022, 2:30 p.m. | Author Talk
Sefu Chikelu in conversation with Dr. Lawrence Jackson & Baynard Woods.
Writer and activist Sefu Chikelu talks with local memoirists Dr. Lawrence Jackson (Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland, Baltimore) and Baynard Woods (Inheritance: An Autobiography of Whiteness) about complicated histories, family legacies, and grappling with race in Baltimore and America.
- Impact of ``The Black Butterfly``
Sunday, May 15th, 2022, 4:00 p.m. | Author Talk
With Dr. Lawrence Brown.
The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America by Dr. Lawrence Brown has had an impact far beyond the bookstore. Dr. Brown will chat with members of the community who were inspired by the book, and are continuing the work. With Myeasha Taylor and Skher Brown of the Black Butterfly Farm Academy at the Farm Alliance of Baltimore.
- DewMore Baltimore
Sunday, May 15th, 2022, 5:30 p.m. | Showcase
The voices of four young poets.
DewMore Baltimore is a community-based organization dedicated to using art and community organizing as tools to increase community engagement in the greater Baltimore Community. We’re pleased to host four of their youth poets in a showcase to close out the festival!