Friday

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

Sign up for the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts e-newsletter to keep up-to-date on Baltimore Book Festival announcements.

Friday, September 22, 2017




11AM

Kerry Dunnington, The Seasonal Kitchen: Farm-Fresh Ingredients Enhance 165 Recipes

Kerry Dunnington is a Baltimore-based award-winning cookbook author, caterer, food blogger, and curator of unique culinary concepts. With a devoted following on social media, Kerry loves to share her fresh ideas, innovative recipes, and culinary adventures at Williams-Sonoma, Whole Foods Market, open-air farmers' markets and many other food locales. Kerry's work is inspired by locally-based, farm-to-table eating and she is committed to following the rhythm of the food seasons. She is passionate about creating and sharing exciting and healthy food combinations, teaching cooking classes, and writing cookbooks.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

11AM

What's A SFWA, Anyway?

Last year was the 50th anniversary of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. Find out what the organization can do for you as a reader, a writer, a teacher, or a librarian.

Authors: Anatoly Belilovsky, Kate Baker, Paul Levinson, Sarah Pinsker, Bud Sparhawk

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

12PM

The Business of Writing

Let our panel answer your questions about the business side of writing. Whether you're a curious reader or a new writer, our panelists will discuss how they got started, how to keep going, and other tips and traps of the industry.

Authors: Kate Baker, Sarah Pinsker, Bud Sparhawk, J.A. Sutherland, Michael R. Underwood

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

12PM

Curtis Blues

Curtis Blues is an educational entertainer whose interactive shows introduce all ages to the history of American music. Mr. Blues' shows include bringing fascinating instruments into the audience for a close look, as well as leading the group in songs and dance to the music. Appropriate for all ages.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

12:30PM

Royal Sonesta / Explorers Lounge Cooking Demo

For more than 20 years, Chef Lloyd Titus, Executive Chef for Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, has brought his passion for food and cooking to the various places he has worked around the country. At the Book Festival, he will delight the audience with his culinary talents as he prepares a traditional gumbo complete with fresh seafood, andouille sausage and just the right amount of spice.  Chef Titus oversees the hotel’s delivery of Food Is Art- Sonesta’s focus on delivering creative, locally inspired menus that assist the hotel in immersing its guests into the local culture.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

1PM

Writing About the Past: Historical Novels

With Hamilton: An American Musical, Outlander, The White Queen, The Crown, and other pop culture historicals, history has never been more present. Bestselling authors explore the challenges and rewards of writing in other times.
Katharine Ashe
Laura Kamoie
Sarah MacLean
Maya Rodale
Mary K. Tilghman
E. Elizabeth Watson

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

1PM

National Aquarium Presents: Jennifer Keats Curtis

Hear award-winning children’s author Jennifer Keats Curtis read Turtles in My Sandbox, a selection from the National Aquarium and Pratt Library’s Read to Reef Book Club, based upon the real-life terrapin head-start program. You’ll learn about how young children are working to protect the Maryland state reptile in this session which concludes with an interactive touch-and-talk with turtle artifacts and an Aquarium educator.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

1PM

All About That Writing Process

Authors discuss where they get their ideas, how they turn those ideas into fiction, whether they outline or wing it, and what to do when the well runs dry. Bring your questions!

Authors: Marianne Kirby, Jamie Lackey, Christopher Mark Rose, Bud Sparhawk, J.A. Sutherland. Moderator: Jon Skovron

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

2PM

Pitches & Queries: How I Sold My Book

SF/F authors talk about how they got their agent or book deal, and how they crafted attention-getting queries.

Authors: Addison Gunn, Arkady Martine, K.M. Szpara, Michael R. Underwood. Moderator: KM Szpara

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

2PM

Kathy Hornig: 22 Years of Cook Books: My Favorite Baltimore Book Festival Recipes Revealed

Emeril Lagasse, Cat Cora, Patrick O’Connell, Jeff Henderson, Mario Batali, Ree Drummond … since its inception in 1996, the Baltimore Book Festival has played host to many of America’s top chefs.  Here, festival director Kathy Hornig shares a few of the recipes she’s collected along the way (along with some juicy behind-the-scenes stories and bloopers!).

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

2PM

Out of This World Love: Science Fiction Romance

Outer space. Other planets. Other times. Bestselling and award-winning authors talk worldbuilding, science in fiction, crafting unique characters, and more.
Pintip Dunn
Michelle Howard
Chrsitine Manzari
Anne Renwick
M.D. Waters
Jasinda Wilder

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

3PM

Health, Fitness and Writing Naked

Two New York Times bestselling romance authors cross into non-fiction (Jennifer Probst, Write Naked; Jasinda Wilder, Big Girls Do It Running) to share their personal stories, life advice, and writing journey and tips for writers (and readers!) in every genre.
Jennifer Probst
Jasinda Wilder

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

3PM

Commute-Length Reads: Short Fiction on The Cutting Edge of SF/F

Short fiction has always been an important part of science fiction and fantasy. Find out who to read and where to read them, as well as what's going on in the field right now.

Authors: Anatoly Belilovsky, Jamie Lackey, Arkady Martine, Sam J. Miller, Sarah Pinsker

3PM Signing: Bud Sparhawk

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

3:30PM

Kevin Brown, SNAC & Nancy Cooking Demo

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

3:30PM

Hidden Voices Project

Share your secrets anonymously with HIDDEN Voices: Illuminating Baltimore Secrets.  The coalition of Baltimore City groups is collecting secrets citywide to better understand our fellow Baltimoreans.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

4PM

Worldbuilding For Writers

One of the most important parts of any piece of fiction is the worldbuilding. Panelists will discuss everything from geography to language to economics of your hidden country or new planet.

Authors: Tom Doyle, Jeremy M. Gottwig, Addison Gunn, Marianne Kirby, Fran Wilde Moderator: Marianne Kirby

4PM Signing: Jamie Lackey and Paul Levinson

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

4PM

Feminism and Romance

Romance is a billion-dollar genre in the publishing industry, and is largely written by women for women. These bestselling and award-winning authors explore romance as a feminist genre.
Magda Alexander
Katharine Ashe
Robin Covington
Dawn Ibanez
LaQuette
Sarah MacLean
Maya Rodale

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

5PM

Writing Inclusively

Fostering acceptance and exploring diversity is one of the finest traditions in literature and may be more important now than ever before. These bestselling and award-winning authors write to reflect the diverse world we live in and share their stories, advice, and experiences.
Michele Arris
Xio Axelrod
Robin Covington
Andrew Grey
Tracey Livesay
L. Penelope
Ivy Quinn
Megan Erickson (Moderator)

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

5PM

When Genres Collide! What happens when you mix SF and mystery, or fantasy and romance?

From robot detectives to demon lovers, literature is full of genre mashups. Let's talk about where mysteries and SF/F and romance and literature all collide.

Authors: Anatoly Belilovsky, Marianne Kirby, Paul Levinson, Sunny Moraine, Michael R. Underwood. Moderator: Jon Skovron

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

5PM

Creating with Writers in Baltimore Schools and Pique Collective

Flex your creativity! Pique Collective performs music as young writers respond to the sounds under the direction of a Writers in Baltimore schools teaching artist.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

5PM

Ancient Ales & Extreme Brewing Dogfish Head Happy Hour

Featuring Sam Calagione, Founder, Dogfish Head Brewery and author of Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home and Dr. Patrick McGovern, Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Recreated, this happy hour includes Ancient Ale tastings and an ale/food pairing sample from Dogfish Head Alehouse.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

5:30PM

John Eisenberg, The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken, and Baseball's Most Historic Record; Rick Dempsey & Dave Ginsberg, If These Walls Could Talk: Baltimore Orioles; Dave Ginsberg

John Eisenberg grew up with books in his hands – his first summer job was at his mother’s bookstore in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he wrote for newspapers for almost three decades, mostly as a sports columnist at The Baltimore Sun covering major events such as the Super Bowl, Final Four, World Series, Kentucky Derby, and soccer's World Cup while also paying attention to his hometown teams – the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, and Maryland Terrapins. Along the way he wrote 3,000 columns and won more than 20 awards, including several first-places in the prestigious Associated Press Sports Editors contest.

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University Event Details

5:45PM

Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, interviewed by Quincey Gamble, Executive Director at One Baltimore

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is an award-winning author, a Georgetown University sociology professor, a New York Times contributing opinion writer, and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and of ESPN's The Undefeated website.

Literary Salon Event Details

6PM

Writing Erotically

From sensual tension to explicit love scenes (and language), romance authors excel at writing erotically. Bestselling and award-winning authors share straight talk about writing hot.
Magda Alexander
Stoni Alexander
Michele Arris
Megan Erickson
Laura Kaye
Kelly Maher
Alisha Rai

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

6PM

Fiction Pairings: I Liked ____, Now What Do I Read?

A panel of authors will help you find your next great read. Let us make your Mountain of To- Be-Read books even taller!

Authors: Anatoly Belilovsky, Tom Doyle, Christopher Mark Rose, Michael R. Underwood, Moderator: Fran Wilde

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

View Full Bookfest Schedule


Special Events

When:
Sept 22-24, 2017
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Where:
Baltimore Inner Harbor

Thank You, Sponsors!

 
 
Amtrak Towson University