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

Friday

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

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Friday, September 28, 2018




11AM

What's Your Writer Origin Story

Our panel of authors will tell you what led to their chosen career, and which books and stories inspired them along the way.

Panelists: Elektra Hammond, Kosoko Jackson, Kenneth Rogers Jr., Lawrence M. Schoen

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

11:30AM

Baltimore City Public Schools, variety

Baltimore Book Festival Music Stage Supported by WTMD Event Details

12PM

Zumbini with Miss Kelly

Join Miss Kelly, children’s librarian at Southeast Anchor Library, for a Zumbini® demo! Zumbini® is a music and movement class for children 0 to 3 that will have dancing, singing and instruments. It will feature the theme: "Kalino Finds the Music"! Please register online at Zumbini.com to attend the demo class.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

12PM

The Influencers

Before they were authors, they were readers-and we all have books that touched our hearts or impacted our lives in profound ways. Maryland Romance Writers discuss their five favorite books and ask the audience to share theirs, too!

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

12PM

My Muse Is My Day Job

Plenty of authors keep part or full time day jobs, some famously. Find out how these writers' other careers inspire and influence their fiction.

Panelists: David Pedreira, Jonathan P. Brazee, Arkady Martine, Christopher Mark Rose, Nancy Schrock, K.M. Szpara

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

12PM

Autographing: Lawrence M. Schoen

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

1PM

Self-Pub, Traditional, and Hybrid, Oh My!

There are many roads to publication in this day and age. Find out which one is right for you, the positives and negatives of each, and the things our authors wish they had known.

Panelists: Michael R. Underwood, Jonathan P. Brazee, Vera Brook, Kenneth Rogers Jr., Lawrence M. Schoen, Nancy Schrock

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

1PM

Bringing the Past to Life: Historical Romance Style

With Hamilton: An American Musical, Outlander, The Crown, and other pop culture historicals, the past has never been more in style. Award winning and multi-published authors explore the challenges and rewards of finding the right style for writing believable historical romance.

Panelists: Joyfully Jay, Mary Tilghman, Lori Ann Bailey, E. Elizabeth Watson

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

1:30PM

Paper Magic with Mr. Matt

Learn how to make magical toys out of simple pieces of paper with Central Library children’s librarian Matthew Hickey. Flexagons are paper toys that have the magical quality of changing images as they are flexed or folded. In this program we will learn how a simple piece of paper can be transformed to make flexagons, exquisite corpses, and accordion style booklets.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

2PM

Who Am I? Creating a Character

A great character steps off the page and into our lives. You may love her or hate her, but if the author does their job, the character becomes oh-so-real to the reader. Join these award winning and multi-published authors for a discussion on what it takes to bring a character to life.

Panelists: Alexa Jacobs, Priscilla Oliveras, Robin Covington, Donna Alward, Emily Duvall, E. Elizabeth Watson

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

2PM

Research, or "How I Spent My Whole Day on Wikipedia"

Whether a writer is after something historical, scientific, cultural, or trivial, it's easy to fall down the rabbit holes of research. Let our authors tell you about the places they've gone for a single reference, as well as tips on how to do effective research.

Panelists: Sue Hollister Barr, Elektra Hammond, Kosoko Jackson, KJ Kabza, Marianne Kirby, Rosemary Claire Smith

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

3PM

Beyond Borders, Beyond Maps: The Everything Else That Shapes A World

Worldbuilding is more than just inset maps. It's about economy, culture, politics, food, entertainment, modes of transit, class structures, gender roles. Panelists talk about creating worlds, and how much they know that doesn't ever make it to the page.

Panelists: Denise Clemons, Vera Brook, L. Penelope, Jon Skovron, Rosemary Claire Smith, Na'amen Gobert Tilahun

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

3PM

Autographing: David Pedreira

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

3PM

Everybody Falls in Love: Diverse Characters in a Diverse World

Bestselling and award-winning authors share their experiences as diverse authors, and using the page to bring characters of every dimension to life. Love is universal. 

Panelists:
Denny S. Bryce, Pintip Dunn, Pintip Dunn, Xio Axelrod, Ivy Quinn, Cheryl Barton, Andrew Gray

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

3PM

Open Works Mobile Workshop

Open Works Mobile (OWM) is Baltimore’s first and only mobile maker-space offering an introduction to “maker” based education. The workshop on wheels travels to schools, community centers, and community event sites to demonstrate basic digital fabrication technology with a desktop 3D printer, CNC machine, and Laser engraver. Join them today for a brief demo and the 3d printing pen activity.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

4PM

What's New in Indie/Self-Publishing

Indie authors have upended the traditional publishing model. What's new and hot in this fast-growing trend? Bring your questions!

Panelists:
Rebecca Rivard, Kelly Maher, Xio Axelrod, Robin Covington, Stoni Alexander, Cheryl Barton

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

4PM

Hey, You: Why You Should Be Reading SF/F Even If You Never Have Before

Don't consider yourself a genre reader? Let our panel try to convince you why you should be reading SF/F, and some of their favorite entry points and gateway books.

Panelists: Karlo Yeager Rodriguez, Sue Hollister Barr, Vera Brook, Christopher Mark Rose, K.M. Szpara, Andrea Tang

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

4PM

Autographing: L. Penelope, Na'amen Gobert Tilahun

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

4:30PM

The Billy Price Charm City Rhythm Band, r&b

Baltimore Book Festival Music Stage Supported by WTMD Event Details

5PM

Magic Men and Women: Paranormal & Fantasy Romance

Join our award winning and multi-published paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance authors for a discussion of what's new and fresh in speculative fiction, how they create those magical men and women, and more.

Panelists: Rebecca Rivard, Andy Palmer, Pintip Dunn, Jamaila Brinkley, L. Penelope, Meredith Hale

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

5PM

Heroes, Villains, and Everyone in Between

No matter how cool your setting, you want people to want to follow your characters, whether out of love or hate or fascination. Our panel talks about what makes a good hero (or antihero), why some villains are just delicious, and the joy of centering a story around an everyday person who falls into neither of those categories.

Panelists: Keffy R.M. Kehrli, Zoraida Córdova, Jeff Gunhus, Michael Moreci, Karen Osborne, Kenneth Rogers Jr.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

5PM

Autographing: Sue Hollister Barr and Vera Brook

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

6PM

UNDead Genres: Marginalized Writers Reinvigorate Tired Tropes

There are some subgenres we think we've probably read enough of… until somebody comes along with a spin on that story that elevates it out of cliché and makes it new again.

Panelists: K.M. Szpara, Bill Campbell, Ruthanna Emrys, Nibedita Sen, Vivian Shaw, Na'amen Gobert Tilahun

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

6PM

Autographing: Kenneth Rogers Jr.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

6PM

It's getting hot in here: Steaming up the pages of Erotic Romance

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.

Panelists: Andie J. Christopher, Kelly Maher, Stoni Alexander, Andrew Gray

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

6PM

Joi Carter, neo-soul

Baltimore Book Festival Music Stage Supported by WTMD Event Details

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