“Saving Washington” Book Signing

Featured Event

Baltimore business leaders and various other VIP’s gathered at the offices of Camden Partners to meet local author Chris Formant and hear about his latest book, “Saving Washington.”

This – Chris’ second novel – debuted as the #1 release in young adult historical fiction on Amazon.
During the event, folks had a chance to talk with the author and get a book signed by him.
Later, event co-host David Warnock formally introduced Chris to the group.
Chris gave the gathering with the story behind his story – the history of the famed Maryland 400 who fought August 27, 1776 at the American Revolution’s Battle of Brooklyn.
“Saving Washington” is historical fiction, told through the eyes of two teenagers, one white and one black.
The Maryland 400 were members of the 1st Maryland Regiment who repeatedly charged a numerically superior British force during the Battle of Long Island during the Revolutionary War, sustaining heavy casualties, but allowing General Washington to successfully evacuate the bulk of his troops to Manhattan (Information from Wikipedia).
Also on hand, Owen Lourie – the Maryland State Archives historian and Finding the Maryland 400 director – who provided additional background.
Hye Sook, Baltimore City Foundation president; and Chris Formant, “Saving Washington” author
Pictured (LtoR) Chris Formant, “Saving Washington” author/Red Branch partner; and Cindy Howton, Red Branch partner
Pictured (LtoR) Michele Speaks, event co-host; and Jim Longenecker, Helping Up Mission chief relationship officer
Pictured (LtoR) David Warnock, event co-host; and Pickett Slater Harrington, Joltage founder/principal; Irene Slater, retired RN; and Khalilah Slater Harrington, Family League of Baltimore chief program officer
Pictured (LtoR) Stacy Freed, Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development senior advisor/chief operations officer; Ana Castro, JRS Architects principal/architect; and Wendy Blair, RE/MAX Commercial Logic managing director
Pictured (LtoR) Elizabeth Bonner, The Agora Companies principal; and Cindy Conklin, Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty realtor/partner
Pictured (LtoR) Erin Lourie, Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens adult audiences manager; and Owen Lourie, Maryland State Archives historian/Finding the Maryland 400 director; and Tom Dioquino, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Virginia Society Fairfax Resolves Chapter president
Pictured (LtoR) Anthony Evans, community volunteer; and Kevin Sowers, Johns Hopkins Health System president
Pictured (LtoR) Calvin Allen, Camden Partners Holdings associate; and Douglas R. Kington, RE/MAX Commercial Logic broker
Pictured (LtoR) Douglas R. Kington, RE/MAX Commercial Logic broker; and “Dr. Jay,” Baltimore-based psychiatrist
(May 17, 2019 – Camden Partners Offices)
Sloane Brown

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