Saturday

Saturday at the Baltimore Book Festival has a plethora of activities for festival goers from noon-8pm.

Saturday, September 27, 2014




12:45PM

Barbara Ann Gareis

Barbara Ann Gareis will present her book, Dancing With Daddy: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Hope, 100 Blessings.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

1:15PM

Marie Callegari

Marie will present I Am A Wish, The Incredibly True Story of the Dandelion.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

11AM-2PM

Ripping & Folding Book Pages

Spend some time turning old book pages into unique works of art! Experimental artist Carol Maurer demonstrates how to creatively reuse old books.

Location: Top of the World Observation Level, 401 E Pratt Street, 27th Floor 

EpicBookFest and Children's Activities Event Details

11AM-2PM

Create Your Own World

Top of the World Observational Level
401 E Pratt Street, 27th floor

Using various materials, create your own characters and stories with local artist Juliannah Francina.

 

EpicBookFest and Children's Activities Event Details

12PM

Charlotte Galley

Charlotte Galley is the the official Chef for the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, writing a semi-weekly article for their Farmer's Market and Bazaar Newsletter, and making public appearances on their behalf. Her zest for food and balance is evident in both her cooking and lifestyle.

"Food is nourishment, pleasure, and love. It is my goal to make healthy, delicious, home cooked meals more accessible to people, and less intimidating. To give people the basic skills and knowledge to approach shopping for food, and preparing it, with knowledge, confidence, and joy. Balance, health, knowledge, sustainability, and pleasure are what I strive to practice and teach."

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

12PM

The Clefers

Classical

West Shore Music Stage Event Details

12PM

Edward Lewis, The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women

At the heart of The Man from Essence is Edward Lewis, a man who was one of its four founders and arguably one of the brand’s most ardent champions and defenders against potential destruction. For the first time, the Essence story is being told from Lewis’ perspective and recollection. Although the covers of Essence were always glamorous portrayals of black womanhood, the behind-the-scenes sagas make for a dishy, eye-opening, and page-turning read.

Literary Salon Event Details

12PM

Padma Venkatraman, A Time to Dance & Nina Foxx, Catfish

Children’s authors Padma Venkatraman and Nina Fox present their newest works.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

12PM

Zine Swap!

Come and trade your self-published zines!

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

12PM

Matt Dembicki, Wild Ocean: Sharks, Whales, Rays, and Other Endangered Sea Creatures

Matt Dembicki is a comic artist who previously edited and contributed to the Eisner-nominated and Aesop Prize-winning Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection. He also served at the helm of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, D.C., a Harvey Award-nominated anthology named as one of the best books of 2012 by The Washington Post. This program is presented in partnership with Fulcrum Publishing, an independent publisher.

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

12PM

Mario Livio: Brilliant Blunders

Renowned astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses the colossal scientific mistakes that changed our understanding of life and the universe.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

12PM

Small Court Press: The Role of Small Journals and Presses in the Career of the Fiction Writer

The panel delves into such questions as: What is the process for selecting which journals, magazines, and periodicals to submit work to? What kinds of aesthetics are encountered in small journals? How have smaller journals helped connect a single writer with larger communities of writers?

Panelists: Lalita Noronha & Rafael Alvarez

CityLit Stage Event Details

12PM

Young Adult Fiction

What is YA? Is it here to stay? Six of the hottest authors in the genre talk teens and trends.

Panelists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stay With Me; Wendy Higgins, Sweet Reckoning; Kami Garcia, Unmarked; Cheryl Klam; Lea Nolan, Allure; Diana Peterfreund

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

12PM-2PM

Dangerous Voices Variety Hour with Marissa Meyer and Charles Gannon

The Dangerous Voices Variety Hour takes its cues from NPR's “Wait, Wait Don’T Tell Me” quiz show and Orson Welles' original War of the Worlds broadcast. It features readings, trivia, great prizes, irreverent author interviews, and more fun than you thought you could have at a reading."

Participants: Marissa Meyer and Charles Gannon. Co-hosted by Sarah Pinsker and Michael Underwood.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

12PM-7PM

JHU Press Book Sale

Browse dozens of titles published by the JHU Press, enjoy special Festival discounts, and meet the authors of some of the Press’s popular books about Baltimore and the region.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

12PM-7PM

Peabody Library Exhibit

Meet the Peabody’s Special Collections staff, learn about the history of this beautiful Mt. Vernon treasure, and see a special exhibit of rare books and archival materials related to Baltimore History.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

12PM-8PM

MARCH: Book One Signing

Andrew Aydin is an aide to Rep. John Lewis and co-author of the first book of the Congressman's graphic novel memoir trilogy, March: Book One.

Charm City Comic Book Pavilion Event Details

12:30PM

Dick Ellwood

Dick Ellwood will present Cop Stories – The Few, The Proud, The Ugly, Charm City’s Blue Justice.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

12:30PM

Book Talk

Art Deco in Baltimore & DC / Folger Library Rick Striner and Melissa Blair explore history, design, preservation, adaptive use, and other issues relating to the many notable Art Deco buildings that survive in the two cities. Steve Grant joins the discussion with an account of the beloved DC Art Deco icon, The Folger Shakespeare Library. A book signing follows the presentation (Washington and Baltimore Art Deco and Collecting Shakespeare).

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

1PM

Dona Rudderow Sturn & The JNP Project, Jane & Jake's Adventures to Awesome

Meet Dona Rudderow Sturn and hear how she and her international team at the JNP Project are working to bring empowerment to kids through reading about undersea adventures in a 31-chapter book series. The JNP Project is a movement promoting the understanding and cultivation of self-confidence in all boys and girls, while helping them to discover their inner awesome! This fun, interactive adventure storybook series delivers age-appropriate educational materials, interactive website resources and Jane & Jake Gear.

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

1PM

Elissa Washuta presents My Body is a Book of Rules

In My Body Is a Book of Rules, Elissa Washuta corrals the synaptic gymnastics of her teeming bipolar brain, interweaving pop culture with neurobiology and memories of sexual trauma to tell the story of her fight to calm her aching mind, confront her crisis of Native American identity, and slip beyond the tormenting cycles of memory.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

1PM

Alice McDermott, Someone: A Novel

An ordinary life—its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion—lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of After This. Scattered recollections—of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age—come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott’s deft, lyrical voice.

Literary Salon Event Details

1PM

Sam Fromartz, In Search of The Perfect Loaf

In 2009, journalist Samuel Fromartz was offered the assignment of a lifetime: travel to France to work in a boulangerie. So began his quest to hone not just his homemade baguette—which later beat out professional bakeries to win the “Best Baguette of D.C.”—but his knowledge of bread, from seed to table. The result is an informative yet personal account of bread and breadbaking, complete with detailed recipes, tips, and beautiful photographs.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

1PM

Essays, Collected: How to Craft a Dynamic Anthology

From brainstorming a concept to revising essays, the editor and writers behind the award-winning Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama discuss the creative and logistical process of creating an anthology, moderated by Kenrya Rankin Naasel.

Panelists: Maya K. Francis, Thaisa Jones, Yanick Rice Lamb

CityLit Stage Event Details

1PM

Raleigh Mann

Raleigh Mann will present Jumping with Mixed Feelings – a Family Memoir.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

1PM

Jaqueline Jules

Author, poet, teacher and librarian Jacqueline Jules talks about her work including Never Say a Mean Word Again and the Freddie Ramos series.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

1PM

The Hot Contemporary

Contemporary romance has toppled vampires and shifters from their throne. What’s behind the industry trend and is there a difference between erotic romance and the hot contemporary?

Panelists: Debra Anastasia, Poughkeepsie; Tessa Bailey, Baiting the Maid of Honor; Christi Barth, Planning for Love; Ginger Jamison; Laura Kaye, Hard to Hold Onto; Kimberly Kincaid, Gimme Some Sugar

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

1PM

Jeremy Greene: Generic

Physician Jeremy Greene discusses the evolution and complexities of the generic drug industry.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

1:30PM

Laura Eckroat

Laura Eckroat will present Went Out to Get a Donut - Came Home With a Muffin.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

1:30PM

Book Talk

Historic Travel in Baltimore & the Mid-Atlantic Charley Mitchell discusses his new book, Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic, and our region’s wealth of historic travel opportunities with Sam Rogers, Executive Vice president of Visit Baltimore, and Jeff Buchheit, Executive Director of Baltimore National Heritage Area. A book signing with Charley follows the presentation

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

1:30PM

Speakers of the House

Funk

West Shore Music Stage Event Details

1:45PM

Caroline Edralin

Caroline Edralin will present her book, The Lost Prince of Carbenia.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

2:15PM

Paul Hoppe

Paul Hoppe will present his book, The Curse of Van Gogh.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

2PM

Dr. Ellen Prager, Shark Whisperer

Dr. Ellen Prager talks about her own adventures under the sea, sharks, and reads from her newest book, The Shark Whisperer. It is the first book in a new middle-grade fiction series that combines fast-paced adventure and humor with fun learning about marine life and the ocean.

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

2PM

Melissa Gira Grant presents Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work

Based on ten years of writing and reporting on the sex trade, and grounded in her experience as an organizer, advocate, and former sex worker, Playing the Whore dismantles pervasive myths about sex work, criticizes both conditions within the sex industry and its criminalization, and argues that separating sex work from the "legitimate" economy only harms those who perform sexual labor.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

2PM

Ben Hatke, Julia’s House

New York Times Best-Selling author Ben Hatke is super-awesome! Julia’s House is his first-ever picture book.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

2PM

Andi O’Connor

Andi O’Connor will present Silevethiel, The Lost Heir, Awakening.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

2PM

Rob Kasper & Boog Powell, Baltimore Baseball and Barbeque with Boog: Stories from the Orioles’ Smokey Slugger

Since he started smacking long balls for the Baltimore Orioles, John “Boog” Powell has enjoyed the gustatory delights of his adopted hometown. After hanging up his spikes, the former MVP set up his now iconic barbecue operation at Camden Yards. Baltimore author Rob Kasper takes a behind- the-scenes look at the life of this smokey slugger from his Florida boyhood through his rise to major-league glory and beyond. Told in Boog’s colorful style, this rollicking journey is spiced with recipes and topped off with interviews from former teammates like Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Jim Palmer.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

2PM

Drawing Word Games

Darren Soto hosts an hour of illustration, audience participation and fun! This game will have you thinking outside of the box, courtesy of Art Way Alliance.

Charm City Comic Book Pavilion Event Details

2PM

Brian Stelter: Top of the Morning

CNN anchor and Towson University alumnus Brian Stelter exposes the cutthroat world of morning television.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

2PM

From Fanfic to Fiction

Join published authors who first cut their teeth writing fan fiction to discuss the transition.

Panelists: Debra Anastasia, Poughkeepsie; Robin Covington, Temptation; Shelly N. Greene; Laura Kaye, Hard to Hold Onto; Diana Peterfreund, For Darkness Shows the Stars

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

2PM-3PM

Designing your own curriculum: homeschooling and other alternate forms of education

Join our panelists, both homeschoolers and authors who work with them, to discuss the exciting educational movement in homeschooling, unschooling, and other alternate forms of family-directed education. Find out what educational resources are available for families that design their own curriculums in literature, books, reading, and writing, and what writers in the local scene work with home educators.

Panelists: Catherine Asaro, Alma Katsu, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Rori Shay, Dawnyell Snyder

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

2:30PM

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

Join Baltimore Review editors as they discuss how the most familiar places, ordinary objects, everyday events, and Average Joes can become extraordinary through the lens of the creative writer. Be inspired to write your own ordinary life into extraordinary poems and stories.

Panelists: Barbara Westwood Diehl, Kathleen Hellen, Ann Kolakowski, Holly Morse-Ellington, Seth Sawyers, Holly Sneeringer

CityLit Stage Event Details

2:30PM

Cheryl Holdefer

Cheryl Holdefer will present Victoria’s Run The Second Key.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

2:30PM

Tavis Smiley, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

Bestseller Tavis Smiley’s latest book, Death of a King, is an eye-opening account of widespread assaults on MLK’s character, ideology, and political tactics and how they shaped both the year leading up to his death in 1968 and his lasting legacy.

Literary Salon Event Details

2:45PM

Benjamin and Susan Hemme

Benjamin and Susan Hemme will present Goodbye Monsters.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

3:15PM

Mark Binder

Mark will present Cinderella Spinderella.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

3PM

Jillian Lagasse, The Lagasse Girls: Big Flavor, Bold Taste and No Gluten!

When you have to give up gluten, either for yourself or a family member, you may think you have to say good-bye to all of the comforting foods you love. It's hard enough adopting a new way of eating, but the idea of giving up your favorite fried chicken, mac 'n' cheese, or oatmeal raisin cookies is downright unfair and intimidating (and if your kids are the ones diagnosed, it can be even more difficult!). It's a story Jillian Lagasse knows well.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

3PM

"Phenomenal Woman: A Tribute to Maya Angelou"

Poetic musical performance presented by Liberated Muse Arts Group.

West Shore Music Stage Event Details

3PM

Richard Seldin

Richard Seldin will present his book, Pearls Beneath The Rind.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

3PM

Conservation Through Comics with Matt Dembicki & Jason Rodriguez

Matt Dembicki and Jason Rodriguez discuss using comics to present environmental issues. They talk about collaboration work with Pangea Seed on the comics anthology Wild Ocean and Dembicki’s recent trip to Peru to talk to students and teachers about environmental comics as the country prepares to host the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima in December. This presentation will be followed by a book signing, courtesy of Art Way Alliance.

Charm City Comic Book Pavilion Event Details

3PM

Page-Turning Suspense

Love thrills and chills? Meet authors whose books keep you turning pages at night and leave you a little bit afraid to turn out the light.

Panelists: Denny S. Bryce; Joya Fields; Avery Flynn, Enemies on Tap; Shelley N. Greene; Laura Kaye, Hard to Hold Onto; Nancy Weeks, In the Shadow of Pride; Rebecca York, Betrayed

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

3PM

Charles Mitchell: Travels Through American History in the Mid-Atlantic

Charles Mitchell explores the region's historical destinations, through primary sources and personal experience.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

3PM

Astra Taylor presents The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force, a place where everyone can be heard and all can participate equally. But how true is this claim? In a seminal dismantling of techno-utopian visions, The People’s Platform argues that for all that we “tweet” and “like” and “share,” the Internet in fact reflects and amplifies real-world inequities at least as much as it ameliorates them.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

3PM

National Aquarium Animal Encounter

Get up close and personal with this Animal Encounter experience. Learn, ask questions, and get a closer look at the animals that make up the National Aquarium’s collection. Both kids and adults alike can enjoy this interactive session with audience participation, fun facts, and tips to help conserve natural environments.

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

3PM

Book Signing with JHU Press Authors

Book Signing with JHU Press Authors (TBA) Ted Patterson & Dean Smith, Football in Baltimore  and Mike Gesker, The Orioles Encyclopedia.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

3PM-4PM

Short stories: What's trending and who are the hot new authors in Sci-Fi and fantasy?

The title says it all! Join our panel of writers to hear about the field of short fiction in SF and fantasy. The field of speculative fiction has a vital and always-growing arena for publication of short fiction. More ways than ever exist for readers to find stories or place their own works.

Panelists: Harry Heckel, Brenda Clough, John Maclay, Alex Shvartsman

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

3:30PM

#WeNeedDiverseBooks: A Conversation

We Need Diverse Books is a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. We Need Diverse Books is committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality. This conversation features Jabari Asim, Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington; Lulu Delacre, How Far Do You Love Me?; and Shadra Strickland, Please, Louise; moderated by Deborah Taylor, Enoch Pratt Free Library Office of School & Student Services.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

3:30PM

Thaddeus Logan

Thaddeus Logan will present Hey Cabbie, and Hey Cabbie II.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

3:30PM

Dr. David Feldman & Lee Kravetz, Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering & Success

Beginning where resilience ends, Supersurvivors examines the stories and science behind cases where trauma survivors don’t just grow, they revolutionize their lives.  Having survived, these individuals radically deviate from their previous life paths.  In doing so, they transform the meaning of their personal tragedies by making them the basis for dramatic and long-term life change, often discovering hidden parts of themselves and contributing to the world in ways they never thought possible.

Literary Salon Event Details

3:45PM

Akilah Bixler

Akilah will present Lost In The Dream.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

4:15PM

Patty Cyrus

Patty will present From Farmer To F.A.M.E.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

4PM

Emily & Melissa Elsen, The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book

Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations such as Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate, Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, and Salty Honey.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

4PM

Christina Valenti

Christina Valenti will present The Wheelbarrow Puppy Club.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

4PM

Laura Lippman: Tess Monaghan Contest and Prizes

Think you're an expert on beloved Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan? Test your knowledge of all things Tess with her creator, Laura Lippman.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

4PM

How to be a Successful, Self-Publisher

The “Indie Revolution” is still in full swing. Join these veterans to learn how it’s done.

Panelists: Magda Alexander, Storm Damages; Cora Carmack, All Lined Up; Wendy Higgins, Sweet Reckoning; Kimberly Kincaid, Gimme Some Sugar; Eliza Knight, Highland Hunger

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

4PM

Peabody Collection Spotlight – Baltimore History

Learn more about some of the surprising books and materials related to Baltimore history that can be found in the collections of Mt. Vernon’s beautiful George Peabody Library.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

4PM

Josie Iselin, An Ocean Garden: The Secret life of Seaweed

Photographer, writer and book designer, Josie Iselin talks about the process she uses for making her stunning portraits of the natural world around us. She discusses the fun and exciting science of seaweed and introduces the audience to some of the spectacular but common species on both the east and west coasts! Her presentation is accompanied by the stunning images she has produced for her newest book, An Ocean Garden.

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

4PM

Geo-Poe: A Literary Geo-Caching Adventure

Join Dean Bartoli Smith and Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson—contributors to CityLit’s Geo-Poe project—as they read their short short stories and help describe the Edgar Allan Poe-themed literary geo-caching “hide-and-seek” adventure in Baltimore throughout October (part of Free Fall Baltimore).

CityLit Stage Event Details

4PM

Peniel Joseph presents Stokely: A Life

Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for "Black Power" during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. A firebrand who straddled both the American civil rights and Black Power movements, Carmichael would stand for the rest of his life at the center of the storm he had unleashed that night. In Stokely, preeminent civil rights scholar Peniel E. Joseph presents a groundbreaking biography of Carmichael, using his life as a prism through which to view the transformative African American freedom struggles of the twentieth century.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

4PM-5PM

How can I get my writing noticed? A Must-Do Panel for Writers in the Modern Age

You've finished a story or book and now you'd like to get it published and start buzz about your work. But in this modern age, the avenues for publication and promotion are dizzying, and they often tangle together. What are your options? What will bring you the most word of mouth? The most reviews? The best pay? Should you go it alone or seek a major publisher? Come talk with publishers, editors, con organizers, and reviewers about your options.

Panelists: Scott Edelman, Elektra Hammond, Don Sakers, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Mike Underwood, Jean Marie Ward

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

4PM-6PM

Create Your Own World

Top of the World Observational Level
401 E Pratt Street, 27th floor

Using various materials, create your own characters and stories with local artist Juliannah Francina.

 

EpicBookFest and Children's Activities Event Details

4PM-6PM

Ripping & Folding Book Pages

Spend some time turning old book pages into unique works of art! Experimental artist Carol Maurer demonstrates how to creatively reuse old books.

Location: Top of the World Observation Level, 401 E Pratt Street, 27th Floor 

EpicBookFest and Children's Activities Event Details

4:30PM

The British Invasion Experience

60s & 70s rock

West Shore Music Stage Event Details

4:30PM

Steve Boone, Hotter Than A Match Head

Musician and Lovin’ Spoonful co-founder Steve Boone speaks with writer Rafael Alvarez about his new memoir, Hotter Than A Match Head: My Life on the Run with The Lovin’ Spoonful. Part of the story runs through Baltimore during the 1970s, when Steve maintained a floating barge-recording studio moored where the Hard Rock Café stands today. There, Steve recorded the likes of Little Feat, Bonnie Raid, and Robert Palmer.

CityLit Stage Event Details

4:30PM

Eric Franklin

Eric Franklin will present Peanut Butter Principles: 47 Leadership Lessons Every Parent Should Teach Their Kids.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

4:30PM

Neely Tucker, The Ways of the Dead & Terry Irving, Courier

Neely Tucker has been a journalist for more than 25 years, the last fourteen at The Washington Post, where he is a staff writer at the Sunday magazine and has covered the U.S. District Court in Washington and its appellate division, generally seen as the nation’s number two court beneath the U.S. Supreme Court. The Ways of the Dead is his first novel. Set in the last of the glory days of the American newspaper, The Ways of the Dead is a wickedly entertaining, disturbing story of race, crime, the law and the power of the media.

Terry Irving’s journalism career started in 1973 as a courier for ABC News.  More than 40 years of award-winning journalism, online media, and trips to war zones, major disasters and political conventions later, he has penned his first novel Courier.

Literary Salon Event Details

4:45PM

Khari Parker

Khari will present The Lost Curriculum : What School Didn't Teach Us.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

5:15PM

E.G. Manetti

E.G. Manetti will present The Cartel.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

5PM

The Fabulous Beekman Boys, 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook

When Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge abandoned the big city for a goat farm, what started as a personal inquiry into natural living and reconnecting with the earth exploded into a wildly successful enterprise, Beekman 1802, named after their historic home. World-renowned for its handcrafted goat’s milk soaps and artisanal Blaak cheese, the organic lifestyle brand now has taken over the Beekman gardens as well. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook is a delectable yearlong trip through the Beekman vegetable bounty and is packed with simple, delicious, and seasonal vegetable-forward recipes that will have readers counting down the months to green shoots every year.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

5PM

Poetry & Conversation with Willie Perdomo & R. A. Villanueva

Willie Perdomo, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, and R. A. Villanueva, Reliquaria, discuss their work.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

5PM

Donna Day

Donna Day will present The Making of a Heartbeat: One Woman’s Journey Through IVF and Beyond.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

5PM

Blogging About Books

Book bloggers talk about running a successful book blog, working with authors and publishers, how to keep their fans engaged, and offer authors tips for building successful relationships with book bloggers.

Panelists: Andye Eppes, ReadingTeen.net; Jen Fisher, Jenuine Cupcakes/Young Adult Book Central; Hannah McBride, The Irish Banana Review; Stephanie Sinclair, Cuddlebuggery; Jillian Stein, Read-Love-Blog; Kim Lowe, SOS Aloha Blog

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

5PM

Baltimore Best Sellers: Sujata Massey and Charles Belfoure, hosted by James Magruder

Baltimore's literary greats in conversation: the third of five fascinating author pairings.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

5PM

Rachelle Lee Smith presents SpeakingOUT: Queer Youth in Focus

Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus is a photographic essay that explores a wide spectrum of experiences told from the perspective of a diverse group of young people, ages fourteen to twenty-four, identifying as queer (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning). With more than sixty-five portraits photographed over a period of ten years, Speaking OUT provides rare insight into the passions, confusions, prejudices, joys, and sorrows felt by queer youth.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

5PM

Tooth About Sharks

Enjoy an interactive presentation that will reveal the truth about these incredible aquatic creatures. Explore shark facts and myths. Learn about sharks’ habits, adaptations, and diets. Audience participation is not only encouraged, it’s required.

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

5:30PM

Andre Dubus III, Dirty Love

Andre Dubus III is the author of six books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days (soon to be a major motion picture) and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors Choice". His new book, Dirty Love, was published in the fall of 2013 and has been listed as a New York Times “Notable Book”, a New York Times Editors’ Choice”, a 2013 “Notable Fiction” choice from The Washington Post, and a Kirkus “Starred Best Book of 2013”.

Literary Salon Event Details

5:30PM

Jef Harris

Jef Harris will present Pearls Beneath The Rind.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

5:30PM-7PM

Reception and Meet & Greet with authors, music, and food

Join the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America at our reception, autographing session, and Meet and Greet with our program participants at the Baltimore Book Festival.

Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeanne Adams, Jill Archer, Catherine Asaro, Jack Clemons, Brenda Clough, Scott Edelman, Charles Gannon, Ronald Garner, Em Garner, Herb Gilliland, Anne K Gray, Elektra Hammond, Harry Heckel, Alma Katsu, Cheryl Klam, L. Jagi Lamplighter, John Maclay, Marrisa Meyer, Sunny Moraine, Christine Norris, Sarah Pinsker, Don Sakers, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Rori Shay, Alex Shvartsman, Dawnyell Snyder, Bud Sparhawk, John Tilden, Mike Underwood, Jean Marie Ward, Fran Wilde, Karlo Yeager

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

5:45PM

Patrick Wong

Patrick will present Balancer.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

6:15PM

Mark Binder

Mark will present It Ate My Sister.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

6PM

Blue Visions by Richard Salas

Richard Salas uses his camera to take stunning portraits of what he calls our “underwater family.” “I just want to introduce these animals to people who otherwise might not get to see them,” says Salas. “I want to show people that, at least on the quantum level, we are all made of the same stuff.” Using minimal gear and an open heart Salas can approach an underwater creature most view as utterly alien and, with a single image, reveal a complex inner life.

The National Aquarium is proud to present Richard Salas’ work in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

6PM

Music from the Peabody

Join students from the Peabody Conservatory for special performances in the Visitors Center at the end of each day of the festival.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

6PM

Ryan Conrad presents Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion

Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic security to an inherently conservative tradition? Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of imperialism help liberate and empower LGBT people around the world? Does hate-crime legislation affirm and strengthen historically anti-queer institutions like the police and prisons rather than dismantling them? Against Equality asks the hard questions the mainstream movement for LGBT rights would prefer to forget.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

6PM

Are We Really Ready for Some Football?: A Critical Look by Serious Fans

Join authors Steve Almond (Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto) and Dean Bartoli Smith (Never Easy, Never Pretty: A Fan, A City, A Championship Season) for a frank and heated conversation about the state of America’s favorite sport. Moderated by Stan “The Fan” Charles, founder and publisher of PressBox.

CityLit Stage Event Details

6PM

David Stinson

David Stinson will present Deadball: A Metaphysical Baseball Novel.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

6PM

Dew More Baltimore Poetry

Dew More Baltimore is a community-based-organization dedicated to using art and community organizing as tools to increase community engagement in the greater Baltimore Community.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

6PM

Baltimore Best Sellers: Rafael Alvarez and Jen Michalski, hosted by Ed Berlin

Baltimore's literary greats in conversation: the fourth of five fascinating author pairings.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

6PM

New Adult Fiction: The Hot New Trend

Learn what New Adult fiction is, how it differs from Young Adult, and why these authors love to write it.

Panelists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stay With Me; Tessa Bailey, Baiting the Maid of Honor; Cora Carmack, All Lined Up; Robin Covington, Temptation; Megan Erickson, Make it Count; Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

6:30PM

Seth Kallick

Seth Adam Kallick will present American Nightmare: A Tale of the Dead West.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

6:30PM

Chuck Klosterman, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains Both Real and Imagined

Chuck Klosterman is the New York Times bestselling author of seven previous books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; Eating the Dinosaur; Killing Yourself to Live; and The Visible Man. His debut book, Fargo Rock City, was the winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. He has written for GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Believer, and The Onion A.V. Club. He currently serves as “The Ethicist” for the New York Times Magazine and writes about sports and popular culture for ESPN.

Literary Salon Event Details

6:30PM

Nadine Rae & The All-stars

Blues

West Shore Music Stage Event Details

6:45PM

Zaid Mohammad

Zaid will present Why Are There Monsters In My Room?

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

7PM

Kelli Dunham presents Freak of Nurture

In Freak of Nurture, everyone's favorite ex-nun genderqueer nerd comic Kelli Dunham demonstrates that hilarity and chaos reign when you combine what her therapist calls “deep biological optimism” with a hearty midwestern work ethic and determination to make bad ideas a fantastic reality. Whether she is writing about hitch-hiking across Haiti to help out with disaster relief, about getting kicked out of the convent for having “too much self esteem” or living on a houseboat in Philadelphia in the winter, Dunham‘s humorous interpretation of difficult situations is both inspiring and entertaining.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

7PM

J. Otto Greiner

J. Otto Greiner will present Light of Paris.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

7PM

Sex & Sexuality

How do authors handle sex and sensual scenes in their novels? Are they afraid to show their mothers? Join experienced authors who tell all.

Panelists: Magda Alexander, Storm Damages; Robin Covington, Temptation; Stephanie Draven, It Stings So Sweet; Megan Hart, Flying; Eliza Knight, Highland Hunger; Afton Locke, Entrance to Ecstasy; Janet Mullany

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

7PM

Baltimore Best Sellers: Adelle Waldman and Erika Robuck

Baltimore's literary greats in conversation: the last of five fascinating author pairings.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

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When:

Sept 25-27, 2015
Fri-Sun: llam - 7pm

Where:

Baltimore Inner Harbor

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