The Maryland Author Adventures Trail features four writers who carried tremendous influence. Rachel Carson, H.L. Mencken, Ogden Nash, and Edgar Allan Poe were all successful during their own time and remain so today.
Carson was years ahead of her time as a science writer who introduced the idea of taking care of our environment when it was not a popular choice.
H.L. Mencken’s opinions could make or break careers of writers.
Edgar Allan Poe was a pioneer in American gothic tales — the kind of stories that make you lose sleep because you could swear you hear someone else’s heart beating (or is that yours?).
Ogden Nash’s poetry is endearing and covers a wide range of subjects.
Readers who are especially interested in learning about literary Baltimore can read more at https://explore.baltimoreheritage.org. Some of the locations on their list are private residences and not open to the public but all represent major writers.
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