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Monday, March 18, 2013

Events this week

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On Wednesday:

Between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. (Eastern daylight time) on WYPR-FM, 88.1, my interview with Sheilah Kast on Maryland Morning will be broadcast. If you are unable to listen,  check the Maryland Morning website later in the day for a link to the recording.

Also on Wednesday, Apprentice House, the student-operated publishing operation at Loyola University Maryland,  will conduct its spring launch reception for the ten new print books and fifteen new e-books in its catalog. The Old Editor Says is one of the books being featured, and The Old Editor will be present in person.

The event runs 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the third-floor Reading Room of the Andrew White Student Center on the Loyola campus. Do drop by if you are able; "light fare" is promised.