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

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Sunday, September 30, 2018




11AM

Hopeful Fiction

We hear a lot about dystopic fiction, so this panel will look at the other side of that coin. Authors discuss the difference between utopic and hopeful fiction, if they like the term "hopepunk," the works that do this well, and above all, why we need hope.

Panelists: Bill Campbell, Ruthanna Emrys, Jo Miles, Day al-Mohamed, Michael R. Underwood

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

11AM

Book Cover Bingo

Join the authors as they share their favorite romance book covers--and check off the book titles on your Bingo card. Books, swag and other prizes for the winners!

Panelists: Kelly Maher, Alexa Jacobs, J.L. Lora, Mary Tilghman, Emily Duvall

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

12PM

Give and Take: Author/Blogger Relationships

Spend time getting to know bloggers and reviewers as they share their love of romance stories and the authors who write them. Learn how a blogger shares book content without giving away secrets or plot twists. These panelists will discuss how they get the word out and connect writers to readers.

Panelists: Kim Lowe, Kini Allen, Rae Latte, Joyfully Jay, Victoria Kennedy

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

12PM

Dangerous Voices Variety Hour Presents

The Dangerous Voices Variety Hour takes its cues from NPR's quiz show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me," and Orson Welles' original "War of the Worlds" broadcast. During this hour, two authors will read, answer irreverent interview questions, and compete to win free books for the audience members. Hosted by Sarah Pinsker and Michael R. Underwood. Guests: Charlie Jane Anders and Theodora Goss

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

1PM

Children’s Picture Book Panel hosted by Paula Willey featuring Sarah Jacoby, Forever or a Day, Minh Lê, Drawn Together, and Elizabeth Lilly, Geraldine

Paula Willey, librarian and organizer of the annual KidLitCon conference, interviews three fantastic picture book authors: Sarah Jacoby, award winner from the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), Creative Quarterly, and Communication Arts, Minh Lê, author of Drawn Together illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat and Let Me Finish! named an NPR Best Book of 2016, and Elizabeth Lilly, whose debut, Geraldine, received a starred review from School Library Journal.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

1PM

The Future of Cities, the Fantasy of Cities

What does it mean to be a city-dweller in 2018, or 2118, or 1918, our world or another? When people discuss a city's character, what are they referring to? Is it possible for that word to capture all the different communities that form the whole? What do we imagine for future cities? Which books and stories capture the idea of city well?

Panelists: Arkady Martine, Lara Elena Donnelly, Sam J. Miller, Malka Older, Na'amen Gobert Tilahun, Sherri Cook Woosley

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

1PM

Yoga Pants, Coffee and Word Counts: Writer's Life

Ever wondered how a book gets written? How do authors fill blank pages? What fuels a writer, day in and day out? Learn from a talented group of authors how they craft their stories, what goals they set to ensure their books gets written, and what does the day in a writer look like? Details are revealed!

Panelists: Jamaila Brinkley, Robyn Neeley, Robin Covington, Alexa Jacobs, Jessica Ruddick

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

2PM

It's Just Business: The Nitty-Gritty of Publishing

Writing a book is just the beginning. This talented group of authors discuss the zillion things that happen after typing, "The End." From marketing to newsletter publication to finding new readers and networking with industry pros, you'll hear it all in this lively panel discussion.

Panelists: Christi Barth, Priscilla Oliveras, Andi J Christopher, Robin Covington, Donna Alward

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

2PM

Fantastic Places & Where to Find Them: Wakanda, Westeros, and Beyond

In all genres, locations can often be so vividly imagined they become characters in themselves. Our authors talk about their favorite hidden, lost, invented, reinvented spaces, and whether or not anyone would want to live there.

Panelists: L. Penelope, Lara Elena Donnelly, A.T. Greenblatt, Ilana C. Myer, Vivian Shaw, Jon Skovron

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

2PM

Autographing: Charlie Jane Anders and Sarah Pinsker

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

2PM

Dear Martin, Nic Stone in conversation with Letrice Gant of Baltimore Ceasefire

OneBook Baltimore is a new initiative that provides opportunities for Baltimore City 7th and 8th graders, their families, and community members to connect through literature by reading the same book. This year’s book is New York Times bestseller Dear Martin by Nic Stone. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work. Baltimore Ceasefire 365 is a self-determination movement started by residents in Baltimore City to reduce murder and celebrate life by calling quarterly Ceasefire weekends.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

2PM

Scotty P & The Love From Above*, reggae

Baltimore Book Festival Music Stage Supported by WTMD Event Details

3PM

Politics, Resistance, and Speculative Fiction

From its early years to Star Wars to the Hunger Games and beyond, genre fiction has always asked the question "what would you do?" Science fiction and fantasy authors talk about the fiction that inspires their activism and the activism that inspires their fiction.

Panelists: Marianne Kirby, Bill Campbell, Ruthanna Emrys, Jo Miles, Sam J. Miller, Day al-Mohamed, Malka Older

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

3PM

Autographing: Vivian Shaw and Michael R. Underwood

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

3PM

Trends in Romancelandia

Let this talented group of bloggers and writers update you on everything current in romance! Things in the publishing industry change quickly and this skilled group of professionals will enlighten you as to what's hot and what's not…

Panelists:
Robyn Neeley, Kini Allen, Rae Latte, Joyfully Jay, Nancy C Weeks

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

3:30PM

Kate Reed Petty, Chasma Knights, in conversation with Elissa Brent Weissman, The Length of a String

Kate Reed Petty is a 2018 Rubys Artist grantee in Literary Arts and a 2018 Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence. Elissa Brent Weissman is an award-winning author of novels for young readers. Best known for the popular Nerd Camp series, she and her books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, NPR's “Here and Now,” and more.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

4PM

Up Against the Wall: Creating Conflict

The engine of a good story is the conflict. What does the character want--and what's stopping him or her from getting it? Authors discuss their favorite ways of torturing their characters while still ensuring they get their happily ever after.

Panelists: Donna Alward, Emily Duvall, Priscilla Oliveras, Lori Ann Bailey, Robyn Neeley

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

4PM

From Harry Potter to the Broken Earth Trilogy: Magic Systems That Will Put You Under Their Spell

Forget fake Latin! Fantasy authors talk about the magic systems they've created and the ones they wish they had. Learn about geological magic, musical magic, and other inventive conjurings.

Panelists: Na'amen Gobert Tilahun, Zoraida Córdova, Ilana C. Myer, Jon Skovron, Michael R. Underwood, Sherri Cook Woosley

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

4PM

Autographing: Andy Duncan and Malka Older

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

4:30PM

Tony Medina, I Am Alfonso Jones, in conversation with Matthew Winner of The Children’s Book Podcast

Dr. Medina, Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, professor of creative writing at Howard University, and two-time winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, discusses his graphic novel, I Am Alfonso Jones with Matthew Winner of The Children’s Book Podcast.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

5PM

What I Talk About When I Talk About Literary SFF

Colson Whitehead, Kelly Link, Karen Joy Fowler, Ursula K. Le Guin, Carmen Maria Machado, and George Saunders are just a few of the authors who transcend boundaries, mixing literary and genre elements. Our panel will talk about works that straddle genres and what "lit" means in this context.

Panelists: KJ Kabza, Charlie Jane Anders, Andy Duncan, Theodora Goss, Sarah Pinsker, Shawn Proctor, Nancy Schrock

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

5PM

Autographing: Jonathan P. Brazee and Ilana C. Myer

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

5PM

Keeping It Real: World Building in Romance

Sometimes the biggest characters of the best love stories are the places that capture our character’s heart. From New York to Seattle, small towns to big cities, and lonely mansions to cozy cottages, we will chat about what it takes to build and create a captivating backdrop to the best love stories ever told.

Panelists: Christi Barth, Emily Duvall, Pintip Dunn, L. Penelope

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

6PM

Defending the Tropes

Secret babies. Friends to lovers. Runaway bride. Tropes are used in romance as plot devices to bring lovers together. Join these authors in a spirited defense of their favorite tropes--or the ones they love to hate. Audience participation encouraged!

Panelists: Andy Palmer, Victoria Kennedy, J.L. Lora, Dawn Ibanez, Jamaila Brinkley

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

6PM

HELP! I loved ____! What should I read?

Ever reach the end of a great book (or movie or TV show) and find yourself at a loss for how to follow it? Our panelists are at your service to suggest the book you'll love next based on your taste.

Panelists: Andy Duncan, Jonathan P. Brazee, Scott Edelman, Marianne Kirby, Day al-Mohamed

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

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When:
Sept 28-30, 2018
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Where:
Baltimore Inner Harbor

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