Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage features interactive programs for the whole family, with popular local and nationally known authors of books for children and teens.
Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage
Stage: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Children's Corridor, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Friday, September 25
BEATWELL with Jordan Goodman
Featured performance by Jordan Goodman, a recognized leader in the fields of therapeutic and community drumming.
Adrienne Canull, author of ABC's Around Baltimore City
Presentation from ABC's Around Baltimore City, distributed free to all Pre-K students in Baltimore City through PreK@Play.
Ronald L. Smith, author of Hoodoo
Ronald L. Smith reads from his Southern Gothic young adult novel.
Jonathon Scott Fuqua, author of The Secrets of the Greaser Hotel and Calvert the Raven in the Battle of Baltimore
The author of four award-winning young adult novels, two well-received graphic novels, and four prizewinning children’s books presents from his two most recent books.
Jubilee Arts mono-printing workshop
Enjoy an interactive workshop inspired by images from classic children’s books.
CHARM: Voices of Baltimore Youth Open Mic
Join a celebration of a student- and teacher-led literary and arts magazine that showcases Baltimore City students' writing and artwork.
Saturday, September 26
Erin Hagar, author of Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures
Erin Hagar, fiction and nonfiction writer for children and teens, presents from her illustrated by Joanna Gorham biography of Julia Child.
Maria Broom, author of The Village Bully
Nationally recognized as an actress, Maria Broom is also a storyteller and dancer with more than forty years of performing and teaching across the globe, and now, presents from her book, The Village Bully.
Liz Pichon, author of Tom Gates: Everything’s Amazing (Sort Of)
Award winning author Liz Pichon presents from her latest book in the Tom Gates series.
Carole Boston Weatherford
Presents from Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.
Panel discussion on diversity in children’s books, featuring Meg Medina, Renee Watson, Robin Reed Talley, and Tim Tingle, moderated by Deborah Taylor, Coordinator of School and Student Services at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Dew More Baltimore presents the Baltimore City Youth Poetry Team
Community-based-organization dedicated to using art and community organizing as tools to increase community engagement presents the Baltimore City Youth Poetry Team.
Sunday, September 27
Steve Sheinkin, author of Most Dangerous
Award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic histories for young readers presents from his most recent book, Most Dangerous.
David Weinstone, author of Music Class Today
Classically trained former punk rocker David Weinstone performs a singalong/storytime event.
Eric Litwin, author of The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants
New York Times bestselling author, Eric Litwin, plays his guitar and harmonicas and shares interactive songs and stories, including his brand new song/book “Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants!”
Katherine Applegate, author of CRENSHAW
2013 Newbery Medal winner presents from her latest book, CRENSHAW.
Laurel Snyder, author of Swan: the Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
Recipient of such distinctions as the Sydney Taylor Medal and EB White Honor, Laurel Snyder presents from Swan: the Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova with live dancers.
Peter Dans, author of Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob
Peter Dans presents from Sergeant Bill and His Horse Bob, a book about the story of Sergeant Bill McKeldin, a very well-known member of the Baltimore Mounted Police.
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