Rafael Alvarez

Basilio Boullosa Stars in the Fountain of Highlandtown

Location: CityLit Stage, The Ivy Bookshop Stage

Rafael Alvarez

CityLit Press proudly announces the launch of Rafael Alvarez’s fourth collection of fiction, Basilio Boullosa Stars in the Fountain of Highlandtown. A lifelong Baltimorean, Alvarez began publishing poetry during the Ford Administration by rewriting the lyrics to Robin Trower songs. His early pieces appeared in the News-American--a defunct afternoon paper for the city's working class--and Chicory, a literary magazine published in Baltimore from 1966-to-1983. For twenty years, he worked as a City Desk reporter for the Baltimore Sun, specializing in the folklore of city neighborhoods. He quit the paper in 2001 to work as a laborer on cable ships and soon after began writing for HBO's police drama, The Wire.


Sept 28-30, 2018
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Baltimore Inner Harbor

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