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- Name: Eric D. Goodman
- Location: Baltimore-DC Area
Author // Represented by The Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency, Inc. // TRACKS: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books 2011) & Flightless Goose, a storybook for children (Writers Lair Books 2008) available now. Learn more at www.EricDGoodman.com
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Let's Check Out Czech Republic
Monday, August 11, 2014
Are You Big Enough?
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
My Daughter Helps Save Trees
Friday, August 01, 2014
The Good and Bad of Family Reunions
Monday, July 14, 2014
Get Tangled in the Ivy with Loch Raven Review
That’s when The Ivy will host the Loch Raven Review reading and a Memorial Tribute to the late Baltimore poet, Dino Pantazonis.
The event will feature a host of authors, including Grace Cavalieri, Clarinda Harris, D.R. Belz, Carol Bindel, Brett Busang, Dan Cuddy, David Eberhardt, Christopher T. George, Sid Gold, Eric D. Goodman, Keith Alan Hamilton, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Charles Rammelkamp, Steve Weaver, Katherine E. Young, and surprise musical guests.
Admission and refreshments are free.
Learn more at The Ivy’s website.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Get on Board at Litmore
Join Litmore in welcoming Kathleen Rooney, Tom Glenn and Eric D. Goodman for the event “Get on Board: Readings from DC to Chicago.” They will read from their novels which range from DC to Chicago by way of Baltimore
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Lunch is on Me at Syndic
Monday, June 09, 2014
Time to Play at Lit and Art
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Goonies by Goodman
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Goodman's Got a Brand New Website
Monday, May 19, 2014
Steve Berry Lends a Hand to Poe House
I met Steve Berry about ten years ago when he had just published his second book. Since his first novel was published in 2003, he’s had about 17 bestselling thrillers published. He keeps as busy as his globetrotting characters.
History is at the heart of his thrillers and adventures, and his “History Matters” foundation strives to save and preserve endangered historic buildings.
Steve will participate in a reception and give a talk at the B&O Museum on May 22 with proceeds going to Poe Baltimore and the Edgar Allan Poe House. Note that the events are being hosted at the B&O Museum at 901 West Pratt Street and not at the Poe House.
Learn more and get your tickets at www.poeinbaltimore.org/events/2014/05/best-selling-thriller-writer-steve-berry-to-help-save-literary-landmark-poe-house-in-baltimore
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Looking for Lit
Friday, May 02, 2014
Wee Dram of Scotland
Friday, April 18, 2014
My Nessie Lies Over the Ocean
“It’s very upsetting news,” said accountant and Nessie expert Gary Campbell. Campbell, who has collected 1,036 reports of sightings, including some dating back 1,500 years, thinks the prehistoric creature is still alive. “I’m convinced that Nessie has just taken some time out,” he said, “and will be back with a vengeance this year.”
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Off to the Highlands
Monday, April 14, 2014
Rafael Alvarez Joins Lit and Art
Friday, April 11, 2014
National Book Award Winner Headlines 11th Annual CityLit Festival
This year, the headliner is the 2013 National Book Award winner James McBride. Past participant in the festival have been Edward P. Jones, Junot Diaz, Stanley Plumly, and George Saunders.
The event will include a multitude of programs from readings to lectures, and the literary market place will be in the main hall all day.
I’ll be there with copies of Tracks: A Novel in stories, Flightless Goose, and information about the next Lit & Art at the Watermark.
Learn more at the CityLit Festival Facebook Page!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
We Dug China
We enjoyed a wonderful two weeks exploring China. What did we dig most about the ancient nation? Figuring out where to begin can be as complicated as a Chinese puzzle box.
We began our time in Beijing. We strolled Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. We explored the Forbidden City and visited the Imperial Palace. We danced and sang with the locals at the Summer Palace. A rickshaw ride through the Hutong brought us face to face with world-renowned Cricket Leo and lunch with his family (of people, birds, animals, and insects). And Beijing Zoo gave us a glimpse of the giant pandas.
Then we explored the original capitol of unified China, Xi’an, and it’s 5,000 year history. We marveled at the thick, 9-mile city wall, climbed the Drum and Bell towers, rang the prayer bell at Wild Goose Pagoda in Jianfu Temple, and took a crazy motorized rickshaw ride through heavy traffic going the wrong way into bus-filled round-a-bouts.
The Terra Cotta Army protecting China’s first emperor was impressive, being one of the greatest archeological finds of the 20th century. We even met one of the four peasants who discovered the warriors while digging a well.
Suzhou, the Venice of the East, saw us cruising along canals villages and admiring stone bridges and trees that touched the surface of the water. We walked ancient streets and took in the beautiful Lingering Garden. We even visited a farmer’s market with all sorts of livestock, from frogs and snakes to fish and goose. And we met a winemaker and sampled the rice wine of his 100-year old winery.
In Hangzhou, we cruised the West Lake, admired the Su Causeway and waterlogged pillars, and enjoyed some time at a tea plantation where we picked and tasted our own Longjing tea, watch it roasted in hot woks, and enjoyed a tea ceremony with the dragon-well tea so exclusive that it was once made only for the Emperor.
Shanghai surprises rounded out our trip with a skyline so amazing that it looked like something out of a futuristic movie. At the river, you could see the old European buildings at the Bund on one side, and the Pearl tower and futuristic skyscrapers in Pudong on the other. A ceremony was going on when we visited the Jade Buddha Temple. We hovered on the MagLev, climbed the JinMao Tower to stand next to the partially completed “second tallest building in the world,” explored Yu Gardens and Bazaar, explored the twisted side streets of the French Concession, enjoyed the Shanghai Museum, and even watched an ERA performance of Chinese acrobats.
What more did we do? A lot. We walked the Great Wall, one of the seven manmade wonders of the world. We visited a freshwater pearl factory, jade museum, silk factory, silk embroidery institute, Imperial Pharmacy of traditional Chinese medicine, and enjoyed lectures from experts on all of these.
There’s so much more we dug about China. But that will have to wait for the travel stories.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Digging to China
Actually, we’re flying. New York to Beijing. In the weeks ahead, we’ll tour Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, walk the Great Wall of China, inspect the Terra Cotta Army in the ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an, enjoy the canals of Suzhou, stroll the gardens of Hangzhou and see old China meet new China in Shanghai.
Of course, there’ll be a travel story in here—perhaps a few. And maybe even a novel set in the exotic settings. We’ll just have to see where the dust settles after we kick it up.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
More than Just Lit and Art
But this month’s Lit & Art is more than that. It is also a celebration of Persian New Year. And the closing reception of Manzar’s art exhibit, “Women West, Women East & Global Peace.”
The event takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. and may go longer if you want to stay to enjoy the celebration with Persian music, food and entertainment.