Sunday

Sunday at the Baltimore Book Festival has a plethora of activities for festival goers from 11am-7pm.

Sunday, September 28, 2014




12PM

MSAC Individual Artist Award Winners: Poetry

Presented by the Maryland State Arts Council, these winners of the annual Individual Artist Awards showcase some of the smartest, sharpest poetry being created in the state today. Hosted by Christine Stewart, program director for literary arts with the Maryland State Arts Council

Presenters: Ailish Hopper, Sally Rosen Kindred, Leslie Harrison, Katy Richey, Sid Gold, Rebekah Remington, Clare Banks, Katherine McCord

CityLit Stage Event Details

12PM

Zine Swap!

Come and trade your self-published zines!

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

12PM

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

12PM

Jeff VanderMeer: The Southern Reach Trilogy

Award-winning speculative fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer discusses his novels about a government expedition to the mysterious Area X.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

12PM

The Tortured Alpha Hero

What is it about those bad boys of fiction that keeps us coming back for more? What distinguishes between an alpha hero and an alpha-hole? Five alpha lovers tell all.

Panelists: Diane Alberts/Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line; Magda Alexander, Storm Damages; Tessa Bailey, Baiting the Maid of Honor; Laura Kaye, Hard to Hold Onto; Jean Murray

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

12PM

Getting Comics & Graphic Novels Into YOUR School or Library

With a background of working with schools and libraries in diversifying their selection of age-appropriate graphic novels, Steve Anderson, Third Eye Comics founder & CEO, brings the same presentation he’s shown to many librarians and teachers to the Baltimore Book Festival. Learn how to stock graphic novels that will captivate and excite your classroom or library.

Charm City Comic Book Pavilion Event Details

12PM

Michael Muller & Mirabelle

Meet Mirabelle and Mr. Muller...an irresistible Boston terrier and her devoted owner. They discover the joy of the simple and the pleasure of the everyday...playing catch, chasing a butterfly, in a fresh, appealing new series of early reader board books for children, moderated by J. Wynn Rousuck.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

12PM

Eric Cline, 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed

In his major new account of the causes of this “First Dark Ages,” Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.

Literary Salon Event Details

12PM-1PM

Science in Science Fiction: Fun and Imagination

Our panel of scientists will discuss exciting new ideas in science. How do you extrapolate known science into the realm of "What if?" that thrills readers about our genre? Talk with our experts about some of the coolest ideas out there and how we can use them in fiction.

Panelists: Jack Clemons, Bud Sparhawk, Fran Wilde, Catherine Asaro

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

12PM-3PM

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

12PM-3PM

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-6PM

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-6PM

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

12:30PM

Book Signing with JHU Press Authors

Ron Coddington, Faces of the Civil War
Bob Luke, Soldiering for Freedom
 

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

12:30PM

Kathy Wakile, “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts that Keep Life Sweet

Kathy Wakile is a wife, mother, sister and great friend as well as an Honorary Ambassador Chef at the L'Ecole Culinaire, an ACCSC-accredited culinary school. She is now a #1 best seller author on Amazon with her new dessert cook book with Miriam Harris Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts that Keep Life Sweet, which presents over 75 recipes illuminated by 35 full-color photographs, all broken down by season, where she shares family stories and memories all wrapped up in her sweet treat recipes.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

12:30PM

Ms. Sara

Quirky pop guitarist

West Shore Music Stage Event Details

12:30PM

Lauren Silberman

Lauren Silberman will present Wicked Baltimore: Charm City Sin and Scandal.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

12:45PM

Shenell Bolden

Shenell will present Noa the Little Scientist.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

1:15PM

Robert Blake Whitehill

Robert will present Deadrise Nitro Express Tap Rack Bang.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

1PM

Ed Aymar

E.A. Aymar will present I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

1PM

From Here: New Fiction

Writers discuss “new fiction.”

Panelists: Jason Tinney, James Magruder, Dan Fesperman

CityLit Stage Event Details

1PM

Tony Pann, Everything is You

Local WBAL-TV meteorologist Tony Pann presents his first children’s book!

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

1PM

The Pros & Cons of Writing Fast

Readers are ravenous and authors prosper who can quickly feed the beast. But how does a writer pump up the volume, and what are the dangers of doing so?

Panelists: Diane Alberts/Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line; Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stay With Me; Megan Erickson, Make it Count; Megan Hart, Flying; Laura Kaye, Hard to Hold Onto; Mindy Klaskym, Perfect Pitch

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

1PM

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

1PM

Elaine Eff: The Painted Screens of Baltimore

Folklorist Elaine Eff discusses the genesis and practice of a unique Baltimore art form.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

1PM

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

1PM

Bill T. Barry

When more than 100,000 railroad workers carried out the first national strike in the United States, it started in Baltimore at Camden Yards on July 16, 1877. Local labor educator and organizer Bill Barry has collected his extensive research in the definitive account of how the great railroad strike began in Charm City. The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore focuses in detail on the weeks of the strike both in Baltimore, where two other strikes in the city were also in progress and where 10 innocent bystanders were murdered by the Maryland militia near Baltimore City Hall, and on related strikes across the country.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

1PM

Reyna Grande, The Distance Between Us (2014 One Maryland One Book)

2014 One Maryland One Book author Reyna Grande will speak about her poignant memoir “The Distance Between Us.” Born in Mexico and raised by her grandparents after her parents left to find work in the U.S., at nine years old, Reyna enters the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant to live with her father (she gained legal status at the age of 13). She quickly realizes that life in America is far from perfect, but through hard work, becomes the first in her family to finish college.

Literary Salon Event Details

1PM-2PM

Crowd-funding for science fiction and fantasy projects

Authors and publishers are crowd-funding their projects in greater numbers every day with sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. These resources can seem daunting at first glance, and you need to know the marketplace and its consumers before you launch a project. But when it works, crowd-funding is an incredible resource. Our speaker Ron Garner of Silence in the Library Publishing has run numerous successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects. He will share methods and tips, talk about the elements common to successful crowd-funding projects, and answer questions from the audience.

Speaker: Ronald Garner

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

1:30PM

Sharon Foster

Sharon Foster will present Live Lightly: “A Summer of Poetry.”

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

1:45PM

Curtis Black

Curtis Black will present his book, Differently-Abled Me.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

2:15PM

Erick Hamilton

Erick Hamilton will present his book, School Whys: A Parental Guide to School Success.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

2PM

May Weather

Ska/reggae

West Shore Music Stage Event Details

2PM

Marjuan Canady

Marjuan Canady will present Callaloo: A Jazz Folktale.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

2PM

Claudia Gray, Steadfast: A Spellcaster Novel

New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s dazzling series about a teenage witch battling dark forces in a small town continues in Steadfast.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

2PM

Karsonya Wise Whitehead presents Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis

In Notes from a Colored Girl, Loyola University Maryland professor Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead examines the life and experiences of Emilie Frances Davis, a freeborn twenty-one-year-old mulatto woman, through a close reading of three pocket diaries she kept from 1863 to 1865. Whitehead explores Davis's worldviews and politics, her perceptions of both public and private events, her personal relationships, and her place in Philadelphia's free black community in the nineteenth century.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

2PM

Bill T. Jones, Story/Time: The Life of an Idea

For over 40 years, Bill T. Jones has been generating new, hybrid art forms that flawlessly blend the spoken word, dance, and music to tell stories. Join Jones as he takes readers behind the scenes of this process in his new book STORY/TIME: The Life of an Idea. Part memoir of Jones’s dance career; part rumination on the distinct and related roles of artist and audience; and part dialogue with the ideals and ideas of John Cage, STORY/TIME is beautifully illustrated with performance stills and will appeal to a broad audience.

Literary Salon Event Details

2PM

Lit & Art

Started in 2007, the Lit & Art Reading Series takes place five times a year at the Watermark Gallery near Harborplace. The program features artists who represent various literary genres combined with visual art. This festival edition is emceed by Aaron Henkin of WYPR’s “The Signal,” which takes listeners on a weekly tour of Baltimore’s cultural landscape.

Presenters: Tom Glenn, Eric D. Goodman, Nitin Jagdish, Holly Morse-Ellington, Nathan Leslie, Liz Moser, Manzar

CityLit Stage Event Details

2PM

Jennifer Keats Curtis, Animal Helpers

University of Maryland graduate Jennifer Keats Curtis can often be found among students and teachers talking about literacy and conservation; she regularly presents writing workshops and author residencies to students. Keats Curtis serves as editor-at-large for Maryland Life magazine and recently took on the role of editor for an exciting new magazine for middle school students. By diligently researching her topic and interviewing real experts, including children working to help preserve and protect local wildlife, the long-time journalist has developed a knack for teaching young children about important ecological issues and what they can do to help. This program will feature a special animal encounter!

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

2PM

Book Talk – Writing (and thinking) about Baltimore

JHU Press authors Gilbert Sandler, Fraser Smith, and Michael Olesker discuss notable events, memorable characters, and what’s changed (along with what hasn’t) in their many years observing and writing about Baltimore. A book signing follows the presentation (Small Town Baltimore, Here Lies Jim Crow, Front Stoops in the Fifties, and other books by these authors).

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

2PM

Balancing Writing, Jobs, & Families

Writing is a jealous mistress, and the worlds inside of our heads can end up taking over our lives. Learn how to maintain that work-life balance so important to a happy career.

Panelists: Robin Covington, Temptation; Avery Flynn, Enemies on Tap; Sara Humphreys, Vampire Trouble; PJ Schnyder, Fighting Kat; M.D. Waters, Prototype

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

2PM

MFA/University Writers Slam

Towson University's Michael Downs, University of Baltimore's Kendra Kopelke, Notre Dame of Maryland University's Shelley Puhak and Johns Hopkins University's Mary Jo Salter showcase emerging writers from the city’s creative writing programs.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

2PM

Character Design

Character design is the art of creating a character for use in books, comics, video games, television, movies and other fictional mediums. Designers outline everything about the character they envision from appearance and strengths to personality and weaknesses. Darren Soto teaches participants how to build a character and learn the basics of designing their very own “character sheet,” courtesy of Art Way Alliance.

Charm City Comic Book Pavilion Event Details

2PM-3PM

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mysteries

Mysteries in science fiction are one of the trendiest new subgenres. What happens when you add "What if?" to "Whodonnit?" Join our panelists to discuss detectives, procedure, body disposal in the past, present and future, and more. They will talk about how you can extrapolate all that into the future for science fiction mysteries.

Panelists: Jeanne Adams, Sarah Pinsker, Scott Edelman, Miguelina Perez, Don Sakers

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

2:30PM

Chloe Coscarelli, Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics

In Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen, popular vegan chef and winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars Chloe Coscarelli proves that you don’t have to give up pastas in creamy sauces, cheesy-style pizzas, or luscious tiramisu to eat vegan. Coscarelli traveled to her family’s homeland and dug into her roots to veganize Italian favorites that have always relied on butter, cream, meat, and eggs—until now.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

2:30PM

Alyscia Cunningham

Alyscia Cunningham will present Feminine Transitions: A Photographic Celebration of Natural Beauty.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza 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

Taylor Marsh

Taylor will present The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen - Relationship Secrets From the Trenches.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

3PM

Mansur Hasib

Dr. Mansur Hasib will present Cybersecurity Leadership: Powering the Modern Organization.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

3PM

Simon & Schuster Children’s Authors

Pratt Children’s Librarian Jessica Hoptay Brown hosts a conversation with Andrew Auseon, Alienated; Elizabeth Chandler, Everafter (Kissed by an Angel); Hannah Moskowitz, Teeth; Jeri Smith-Ready, This Side of Salvation; and Elissa Weissman, The Short Seller.

Literary Salon Event Details

3PM

Anthony Hobbs

Anthony is an award winning actor whose most recent supporting role as Young Frederick Douglass in the PBS Docuseries “The American Experience: The Abolitionist” has garnered him raves reviews. Hobbs performs a dramatic reading of Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields' book Miguel's Amazing Book Aventure, followed by a Q&A.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Children’s Stage Event Details

3PM

Jay Gillen and students from the Baltimore Algebra Project present Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty

Jay Gillen, a Baltimore city public school teacher who has worked with the Baltimore Algebra Project since 1995 to build math literacy among youth of color and youth experiencing poverty in public schools, writes with passion and compassion about the daily lives of poor students trapped in institutions that dismiss and degrade them, offering a poetic manifesto of revolutionary “educational reform” that belongs in the pocket of anyone who currently works in, suffers through, or simply cares about public schooling in this country.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

3PM

Sexy Supernaturals

Readers love vamps, shifters, and creatures of all sorts…but how do authors turn a spooky read into something sexy? Authors tell all.

Panelists: Mary Behre, Guarded; Sara Humphreys, Vampire Trouble; Loni Lynne; Jean Murray; PJ Schnyder, Fighting Kat; Laura Welling, Talent to Burn

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

3PM

Book Talk – Greek Epitaphs, from Cut These Words into My Stone

Poet, filmmaker, and short-list nominee for the 2014 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation, Michael Wolfe, reads from his beautiful book of translations of Greek epitaphs, Cut These Words into My Stone. A book signing follows the presentation.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

3PM-4PM

Book discussion with the Baltimore Science Fiction Society

Join the Baltimore Science Fiction club to meet other readers in the Baltimore area, socialize, and discuss their book for the month, The Best of All Possible Worlds, by Karen Lord.

Moderator: Karlo Yeager

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

3:30PM

Geo-Poe: A Literary Geo-Caching Adventure

Join Aaron Henkin and Rahne Alexander—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

3:30PM

Fogo De Chao Cooking Demo

Sample Fogo De Chao’s delicious signature cuisine, prepared in the traditional Brazilian way, by their gaucho chefs.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

3:30PM

Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips will present The Key to Life: Living in Full Expression.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

3:30PM

David Bach

Contemporary jazz

West Shore Music Stage Event Details

3:45PM

Consuella Harris

Consuella will present The Surrogates.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

4:15PM

Angela Brown Ware

Angela will present One Day We'll Dance Again.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

4PM

Kelly Jacobson

Kelly Ann Jacobson will present Cairo in White, Dreamweaver Road, Answers I’ll Accept: True Accounts of Online Dating.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

4PM

New Mercury Series Presents Nonfiction

The New Mercury, the area’s only on-going nonfiction reading series, takes place every month at the Windup Space in Station North. This festival edition is hosted by series curators Deborah Rudacille and John Barry.

Presenters: Philip Mackowiak, Arthur Magida, Rachel Donaldson

CityLit Stage Event Details

4PM

D. Watkins presents Too Poor for Pop Culture

D. Watkins' essays for Salon and elsewhere, chronicling the struggles and hustles of Black Baltimore and his own trajectory from street dealer to creative writer, are no doubt the first shots fired by a major literary talent in the making. We're excited to welcome D. to the Radical Bookfair as he presents his first two printed collection of essays—published as Red Emma's zines.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

4PM

Stephen Wade: The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Musician and scholar Stephen Wade reveals the stories behind the Library of Congress' historic field recordings.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

4PM

Tips for Writing at Different Lengths

Novels aren’t the only game in town. Learn the ins and outs of short stories, novellas, and novelettes!

Panelists: Christi Barth, Planning for Love; Laura Kaye, Hard to Hold Onto; Mindy Klasky, Perfect Pitch; Megan Hart, Flying

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

4:30PM

Bill Fortin

Bill Fortin will present RedEye Fulda Cold: A War in the Cold Novel.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

4:30PM

Stephen Powers, Love Letter to the City

Stretched across city walls and along rooftops, Stephen Powers' colorful large-scale murals sneak up on you.  What at first looks like nothing as much as an advertisement suddenly becomes something grander and more mysterious—a hand-painted love letter at billboard size.  Combining community activism and public art, Powers and his team of sign mechanics collaborate with a neighborhood's residents to create visual jingles— sincere and often poignant affirmations and confessions that reflect the collective hopes and dreams of the host community.  Powers’ next project is “Love Letter to Baltimore.”

Justin Green is a cartoonist and master sign painter working with Powers in Baltimore.

Literary Salon Event Details

4:30PM

Joe Goetze, The Founding Farmers Cookbook

Chef Joe Goetze of Founding Farmers presents the restaurant’s new cookbook. The book features 100 accessible, farm-to-fork recipes for true food & drink from the restaurant, owned by American family farmers.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

4:45PM

Wali Mutazammil

Wali will present The Art and Science of Success.

Authors' Tent at McKeldin Square Event Details

5PM

Mare Cromwell

Mare will present If I Gave You God's Phone Number...Searching for Spirituality in America.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

5PM

Tom Principato

Roots rocks/blues

West Shore Music Stage Event Details

5PM

Romance Author Meet & Greet

Authors will be on hand for a casual meet and greet with readers. Come talk about books, receive promotional materials, and browse the Ukazoo bookstore!

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

5PM

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

5PM

Marshall “Eddie” Conway presents Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther

Join us for a very special conclusion to the 2014 Radical Bookfair as we welcome former political prisoner Eddie Conway to our stage for a discussion of the history of black power in Baltimore City and his current work to rebuild devastated communities and develop street-level youth leadership.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

5:30PM

Beverly Ann Menke

Beverly Ann Menke will present The Smell of Sugarcane.

Authors' Tent at Bicentennial Plaza Event Details

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When:

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

Where:

Baltimore Inner Harbor

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