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Meet Dr. Mona

Thank you to everyone who attended the reception, as well as to our sponsors and those who made a gift in lieu of a ticket purchase. We raised nearly $12,000 in support of our literary programs.

Mix & Mingle with the Author of What the Eyes Don’t See, our 2019 One Maryland One Book Selection

Maryland Humanities Board Members & Reception Co-Chairs Allyson Black & Keith Stone invite you to a private reception with Mona Hanna-Attisha, this year’s One Maryland One Book author.

Saturday, November 2, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
National Aquarium’s Harbor View Room
501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore

You’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages with other literary fans and have an opportunity to speak with Dr. Mona, as well as hear her discuss What the Eyes Don’t See in conversation with fellow pediatrician and author Dr. Nadia Hashimi

Tickets are $75 and include a signed copy of the book and a tax-deductible contribution benefiting our educational programs.



Attire: We suggest dressy casual.

Parking: We recommend parking at one of the many nearby garages or surface lots, including Parkway Lockwood Place Garage at 124 Market Place or LAZ Inner Harbor Garage at 100 South Gay Street.

Brilliant Baltimore: Our reception will take place during the newly combined Light City and Baltimore Book Festivals, so we suggest allowing extra time to park and walk to the Aquarium.

A portrait of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. She is smiling, 42 and British, of Iraqi descent. She has long black hair and thick, rectangular glasses. She wears her white doctor's coat and a stethoscope.
Illustration by SPUR Design for promo materials of "What the Eyes Don't See"
Illustration by SPUR Design
Dr. Nadia Hashimi; photo by Nahid Aziz.


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One Maryland One Book is a program of the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, in partnership with Enoch Pratt Free Library. One Maryland One Book is sponsored by the Institute of Museum & Library Services via the Maryland State Library, as well as PNC Foundation and BGE. Additional support is provided by M&T Bank, an anonymous donor, and the Citizens of Baltimore County. Events in Baltimore City are supported in part by Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. 

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