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January 2020 Notable Author: Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri

Grace Cavalieri, Poet “I get a huge energy transfusion by listening to poets read their works.” – Grace Cavalieri Grace Cavalieri (1932 - ) is an Italian American writer living in Annapolis, MD. During her 43-year career as a poet and playwright she has published 24 books, ...

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December 2019 Notable Maryland Author John Shields

John Shields, CHEF & Food Writer "As a small boy in Baltimore, I remember my grandmother’s excitement with each approaching season and the treasures it offered for the table.” — Chef John Shields             ...

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November 2019 Notable Maryland Author Upton Sinclair

Upton Beall Sinclair "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach." – Upton Sinclair Upton Beall Sinclair, (September 20, 1878 - November 25, 1968) was born in Baltimore, but his family moved to New York when he was a child. When he was a teenager he began wri...

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October 2019 Notable Maryland Author Matthew A. Henson

Matthew Alexander Henson “I was in the lead that had overshot the mark a couple of miles. We went back then and I could see that my footprints were the first at the spot.” -- Matthew A. Henson Matthew Alexander Henson, (August 8, 1866 - March 9, 1955) was born on a farm in Nanjemoy, M...

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September 2019 Notable Maryland Author Samuel Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett “All my characters were based on people I've known personally, or known about.” – Dashiell Hammett Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was born on a farm in St Mary's County, Maryland and grew up in Philadelphia and Baltimore. ...

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