Elizabeth Hazen Announced as a Finalist for the 2019 Baker Award
The 2019 Baker Award finalists have been announced!
The Baker Awards are the premier honors for artists working and living in the greater Baltimore area. Past awardees in music include jazz pianist and music club stalwart, Lafayette Gilchrist, and avant garde pedal steel virtuoso, Susan Alcorn. Winners of the Baker Literary prize include poet and Iowa Writer's alum Dora Malech and novelist Timmy Reed.
This year, ASP's own Elizabeth Hazen, author of the poetry collection Chaos Theories, is a finalist for the $10,000 literary honor. Hazen is a Baltimore resident and ardent supporter of the city's burgeoning arts scene (named by Thrillist and Departures magazines as one of the best arts cities in America). She received her MFA from Johns Hopkins University and currently teaches English at the Calvert School in Baltimore.
From the Baker Awards Official Site:
The 2019 Baker Artist Awardees will be announced on a special episode of Maryland Public Television's Artworks program, which will air on May 17, 2019 at 7:30pm.
Finalists have also been invited to participate in a variety of showcases that will take place throughout Baltimore in the coming months. Stay tuned!
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