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honor women who have paved the way for girls to break through boundaries, both in life and in writing, to realize their promise and the possibilities of change. Held at Three Sixty° Tribeca, this year, they’ll be honoring author of “Redefining Realness” and host of MSNBC’s “So POPular!” Janet Mock, HBO’s “Girls” executive producer, director, and writer and co-founder of LennyLetter.com with Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. girlswritenow.org

gaithersburg book festival

May 21; Gaithersburg, MD

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience, with a mission to foster an interest in reading, writing, and literary conversation. The festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets, and songwriters from across the country to its quaint, park-like setting in the heart of Olde Towne Gaithersburg. gaithersburgbookfestival.org

Granite State Book, Paper and Ephemera Fair June 5; Concord, NH

This fair actually includes two for the price of one: the actual Granite State fair and the Granite State Antiques Festival. If you’re a lover of vintage or antiques, then mark this on your calendar. abaa.org/ events/details/granite-state-book-paper-ephemera-fair

look3

June 13–19; Charlottesville, VA

The LOOK3 FESTIVAL OF THE PHOTOGRAPH features artist presentations and exhibitions by legendary photographers, as well as outdoor projections, community events, and educational initiatives. Everything takes place along Charlottesville’s historic pedestrian corridor known as the “Downtown Mall,” and at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. LOOK3’s world-class exhibition program is free and open to the public, as is the Friday Evening Projections and many special events. Read all about the exhibitions, evening projections, and free community events at look3.org.

east coast ink “makes me melt” contest July; East Coast

In celebration of all-things summer and the upcoming MELT issue from East Coast Ink, we take to Instagram and Twitter so you can show us what makes you absolutely melt. Tag @ecimagazine to your summeriest photos, art, multimedia, and more; 18-plus content allowed. Artists planning to contribute to the summer issue are welcome to resubmit works featured in the issue. Keep an eye on ecimagazine. tumblr.com and facebook.com/eastcoastinklitmag or follow us @ecimagazine for more details.

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EAST COAST INK, Issue 010: FRESH  

We recently experienced the damage a relatively small fire can do. It's amazing how you can take the steps to prepare for something and stil...

EAST COAST INK, Issue 010: FRESH  

We recently experienced the damage a relatively small fire can do. It's amazing how you can take the steps to prepare for something and stil...

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