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

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Saturday, September 23, 2017




11AM

Stephen Hunter, G Man

Stephen Hunter is the author of twenty novels and the retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. His novels include The Third Bullet, Sniper’s Honor, I, Sniper, I, Ripper, and Point of Impact, which was adapted for film and TV as Shooter. Hunter lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University Event Details

11AM

Coming of Age Fiction: Young and New Adult

Coming-of-age fiction is all about the firsts--first crush, first kisses, first taste of independence, and beyond. Bestselling and award-winning YA and New Adult authors discuss how they craft these engaging stories about younger people.
Pintip Dunn
Alexa Jacobs
Brigid Kemmerer
Sarah MacLean
Christine Manzari
Lea Nolan
Elodie Nowodazki

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

11AM

Humans, Adapt! How Humans and Cultures Adapt in Fiction

From zombie apocalypse to invasive government to zero gravity to uploaded consciousness, our panel discusses humanity's ability to adapt to new environments in fantasy and science fiction, and the resilience of body and spirit.

Authors: Carrie DiRisio, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Erin Roberts, Christopher Mark Rose, Rosemary Claire Smith

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

11:30AM

Jasinda Wilder, Big Girls Do it Running

New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include ALPHA, STRIPPED, WOUNDED, and the #1 Amazon and international bestseller FALLING INTO YOU.  You can find her on her farm in Northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children and menagerie of animals.

Literary Salon Event Details

11:30AM

McKay Jenkins, Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

McKay Jenkins has been writing about people and the natural world for 30 years. His new book is Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet. He is also the author of ContamiNation, which chronicles his investigation into the myriad synthetic chemicals we encounter in our daily lives, and the growing body of evidence about the harm these chemicals do to our bodies and the environment. His book, Poison Spring, co-written with E.G. Vallianatos, has been called “a jaw-dropping expose´ of the catastrophic collusion between the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] and the chemical industry.”

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

12PM

Ada Calhoun, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give

Ada Calhoun is the author of St. Marks Is Dead (W.W. Norton & Co., 2015), a “revelatory” (Kirkus), “captivating” (Publishers Weekly), “delightful” (Wall Street Journal), “timely, provocative, and stylishly written” (Atlantic) “ecstatic roll call” (New York Times Book Review). It was named a New York Times Editors’ Pick, Amazon Book of the Month, and one of the best books of the year by Kirkus, the Boston Globe, Orlando Weekly, the New York Post, and the Village Voice, which called it 2015’s “Best Nonfiction Book About New York” and in a cover profile named its author “the most important new voice on Old New York.” As a collaborator and ghostwriter, she has written twelve books for major publishers, including several New York Times bestsellers.

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University Event Details

12PM

Dinosaurs, Diseases, & Dwarf Stars: Actual Science in Science Fiction

From eclipses to eoraptors, we'll talk about great science in fiction. May the facts be with you!

Authors: Gwendolyn Clare, Jack Clemons, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Vivian Shaw, Rosemary Claire Smith. Moderator: Scott H. Andrews

12PM Signing: Carrie DiRisio and Michael R. Underwood

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

12PM

Love in the Real World: Contemporary Fiction

Contemporary fiction remains hot in the market - and these authors are sharing tips and tricks for crafting sexy, compelling stories based in the real world that feel like an escape from reality.
Xio Axelrod
Emily Duvall
Andrew Grey
Pamela Ferguson
Michele Mannon
Melinda Valentine
Irene Vartanoff
Laura Ward (Moderator)

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

12PM

Story Time with Eiyana

Join Eiyana Favers, the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s early literacy specialist, for an interactive, culinary-themed story time.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

12:30PM

Dan Jones, The Templars, The Rise and the Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

Dan Jones is an award-winning historian of the Middle Ages and the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets and The Wars of the Roses. A charismatic television presenter, he has narrated Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty, a four-part series based on The Plantagenets, as well as another series about castles in England and France. He is a columnist at the Evening Standard and has contributed to Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Smithsonian, and many other outlets.

Literary Salon Event Details

1PM

Asian Cooking with Matt Rodbard

Matt Rodbard is the co-author of Koreatown. Koreatown is a collection of 100 recipes exploring the foods and flavors of Koreatown, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most praised Korean cookbooks of all time. This is not your average soft-focus “journey to Asia” kind of cookbook. Koreatown is a spicy, funky, flavor-packed love affair with the grit and charm of Korean cooking in America. Koreatowns around the country are synonymous with mealtime feasts and late-night chef hangouts, and Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard show us why with stories, interviews, and over 100 delicious, super-approachable recipes.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

1PM

Barbara Bourland, I’ll Eat When I’m Dead

Barbara Bourland lives in Baltimore, MD. Formerly, she was a freelance writer for Forbes Traveler, Conde Nast Digital's Concierge.com, and a web producer for O, The Oprah Magazine, Oprah.com, and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is a member of the ITW, MWA, and Sisters in Crime. I'll Eat When I'm Dead is her first novel. She is at work on a sequel, entitled Maniacs. Her third novel, Pine City, is also forthcoming.

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University Event Details

1PM

Books That Thrill: Romance and Suspense

High stakes and danger all around? It must be Romantic Suspense! Bestselling and award-winning authors share tips that will rev up the suspense in any genre to keep the pages turning and readers’ hearts pumping.
Laura Kaye
Elodie Nowodazkij
Amy Schisler
J.B. Schroeder
M.D. Waters
Nancy C. Weeks
Rebecca York
Pintip Dunn (Moderator)

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

1PM

Zombies Ate My Homework: Young Adult SF/F Issues and the SF/F Books to Go With Them

The teens of YA SF/F books face the same stuff as our world's teens, PLUS problems with magic, monsters, and science run amok.

Authors: Gwendolyn Clare, Carrie DiRisio, Kosoko Jackson, Daniel Jose Older, Sam J Miller, Moderator: Fran Wilde

1PM Signing: Lawrence M. Schoen

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

1PM

Susanna Reich, Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, and Gary Golio, Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song

Susanna Reich, award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction books, and Gary Golio, acclaimed picture book author and New York Times bestseller, perform from their latest books.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

2PM

Javaka Steptoe, Radiant Child

The Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner, Javaka Steptoe, shares from Radiant Child.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

2PM

Love and Lies: Deception and Dishonesty in Fiction

Lies. Deception. Dishonesty. Bestselling and award-winning authors discuss how these elements can advance a plot, build characterization, create romantic conflict, and lead to a positive resolution. Sponsored by Avon Books.
Katharine Ashe
Christi Barth
Tracey Livesay
Sarah MacLean
Alisha Rai
Maya Rodale
Mia Sosa
Laura Kaye (Moderator)

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

2PM

Eileen Myles, Afterglow (A Dog Memoir)

Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a 2015 reissue of Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards and the Shelley Prize from the PSA. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Currently she teaches at NYU and Naropa University and live in Marfa TX and New York.

Literary Salon Event Details

2:30PM

Steven Raichlen, BARBECUE SAUCES, RUBS, AND MARINADES, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes, Too

Steven Raichlen is the author of Project Smoke, The Barbecue! Bible, How to Grill, and six more live-fire cookbooks that have won James Beard and IACP awards. Raichlen has written for The New York Times, Esquire, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit, and he teaches Barbecue University classes at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs. His TV shows include the PBS series “Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke,” “Primal Grill,” “Barbecue University” and the French language show “Le Maitre du Grill.” Raichlen has lectured on the history and culture of barbecue at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and Harvard University. In 1975, Raichlen received a Watson Foundation Fellowship to study medieval cooking in Europe, as well as a Fulbright to study comparative literature. He holds a degree in French literature from Reed College and trained at the Cordon Bleu and La Varenne cooking schools in Paris.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

2:30PM

National Aquarium Animal Encounter

Get up close and personal to one of our animals! Both kids and adults alike can enjoy this interactive session that allows for audience participation, provides fun facts about the animals and discusses ways to help conserve their natural environments.

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University Event Details

2PM

#OwnVoices: What Does It Mean to Write What You Know? Identity and SF/F

Authors discuss what it's like writing characters who share their own marginalized identities and mapping issues of identity into science fiction and fantasy.

Authors: Craig Laurance Gidney, Kosoko Jackson, Sam J Miller, Day al-Mohamed, K.M. Szpara

2PM Signing: Gwendolyn Clare, Fran Wilde

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

3PM

Where is Westeros: Secondary Worlds in SF & Fantasy

We're not in Kansas anymore – or on Earth, for that matter. Our authors discuss how they create new worlds, whether they're through the looking glass or in a galaxy far far away. Step through the wardrobe and into a whole new read.
 
Authors: Jamie Lackey, Erin Roberts, Lawrence M. Schoen, Vivian Shaw, Michael R. Underwood . Moderator: Scott H. Andrews

3PM Signings: Ruthanna Emrys, Sarah Pinsker

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

3PM

Crafting Characters

Alpha heroes! Strong heroines! Charming sidekicks! Dastardly villains! Bestselling and award-winning authors share their secrets to creating characters readers will love and remember.
Robin Covington
Emily Duvall
Riley Edgewood
Brigid Kemmerer
Tracey Livesay
Michele Mannon
Laura Ward
Jennifer Probst (Moderator)

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

3PM

Asia McClain Chapman, Confessions of a Serial Alibi

Asia McClain Chapman was born on June 26th, 1981, in Inglewood, California. Her parents, Carl and Michele McClain, were separated in 1986 resulting in her relocation to Baltimore, Maryland. After growing up in the Baltimore County school system, Asia graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1999 and proceeded there onto college.

In search of a fresh start Asia made the decision to drive across the country in 2005. After several years of living in Portland, Oregon, and working full-time as a personal assistant, Asia met her now-husband Phillip Chapman in 2008. The couple married in 2009 and they are now the proud parents of three rambunctious little boys, Lucas, Alexander and Ethan Chapman.

Located in Spokane, Washington, Asia spends her days as a stay-at-home mother, board secretary of Solutions Automation and business owner of Diamond Concepts. The company itself was developed as an extension of the couple’s desire to transfer specific business knowledge & talents to others. Since its humble beginnings it has become the embodiment of their personal commitment to assisting others in achieving their personal and financial goals. Whether the dream is to create additional income or just to spend more time with family while pursuing dreams, Diamond Concepts goal is to help. Diamond Concepts illuminates a path to becoming a successful business owner & educates couples & individuals on how to grow a cash flow producing asset outside of traditional employment.
 
In addition to her commitment to her businesses, Asia enjoys web-designing, writing, cooking, gardening and working with her hands in addition to participating in events with her local MOMS Club chapter and church.

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University Event Details

3PM

Patricia Altschul with Deborah Davis, The Art of Southern Charm

Fan-favorite Bravolebrity Patricia Altschul from the primetime show, Southern Charm, finally brings fans of the show her opus on etiquette and living a glamorous champagne Southern lifestyle (on a beer budget). From how to throw the best party, to how to dress for an event, to how to handle a drunken bore at the dinner table, to how to deliver the perfectly-phrased insult (like her now iconic “shameless strumpet"), The Art of Southern Charm (Diversion Publishing), will delight fashionistas and millennials alike as Patricia and Michael the Butler offer advice and tips on emulating the grand dame of Charleston.

Literary Salon Event Details

3PM

Jared Reck, A Short History of the Girl Next Door, in conversation with Matthew Winner: Live Podcast of All The Wonders

Join us for a live recording of All The Wonders podcast with Jared Reck hosted by Matthew Winner. Jared Reck teaches 8th grade Language Arts, where he has been reading awesome books and writing alongside his students for the past twelve years. A Short History of the Girl Next Door is a fiercely funny and heart-wrenching novel about love, longing, and what happens when life as you know it changes in an instant.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

4PM

Hena Khan, Amina’s Voice

Hena Khan is a Pakistani-American who was born and raised in Maryland. She enjoys writing about her culture as well as all sorts of other subjects, from spies to space travel. Amina’s Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani American and highlights the many ways in which one girl’s voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

4PM

National Aquarium presents: Barton Seaver

Join writer, chef and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver and the National Aquarium’s Director of Seafood, Tj Tate, for a conversation about the heritage, culture and future of seafood. Seaver will share insights from his upcoming anthropology American Seafood, a seminal reference on our country’s relationship with the ocean’s abundance, and the two will discuss the history and community of fishing, examining why we must now embrace sustainability, for our ocean and ourselves.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

4PM

Rabia Chaudry, Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial

Rabia Chaudry is a wife, mother, attorney, and a 2016 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace, where she researched the intersection of religion and violent extremism.  Her regions of interest are Pakistan and Sri Lanka. She is also the co-host and co-producer of the hit podcast "Undisclosed", with nearly 200 million downloads, and the podcast "The 45th". Rabia is a 2016 Aspen Ideas Scholar, Fellow of the Truman National Security Project, a Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and a Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is the public advocate of Adnan Syed, the wrongfully convicted man at the center of the most popular podcast in history, “Serial and author of the NY Times bestselling book "Adnan's Story".

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University Event Details

4PM

Romance as a Political Genre

Is art political? Should artists be political? How does romance fit into the current political climate? Bestselling and award-winning authors tackle the tough questions examining the political side of fiction and romance.
Katharine Ashe
Megan Erickson
Harper Miller
Sarah MacLean
Alisha Rai
Maya Rodale

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

4PM

Turning Old Monsters Into New

Still scared of the Boogie Man? Our panel resurrects the monsters you grew up with,  talks about all the monsters you grew up with, from fairy tales to urban fantasy to myths and legends and the thing underneath your bed, discuss how modern fiction is reinterpreting them.

Authors: Scott Edelman, Ruthanna Emrys, Craig Laurance Gidney, Vivian Shaw, Ruth Vincent. Moderator: Scott H. Andrews

4PM Signing: Lara Elena Donnelly

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

5PM

Beyond Stew and Replicators: Food in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Sensory details are the hallmark of great science fiction and fantasy, and nothing brings that home quite like the food! Join our panelists as they discuss what goes right and wrong with  food in their favorite books. We guarantee you'll leave hungry—unless they start talking about soylent green.

Authors: Lara Elena Donnelly, Scott Edelman, Ruthanna Emrys, Lawrence M. Schoen, Fran Wilde. Moderator Denise Clemons.

5PM Signing: Tom Doyle, Ruth Vincent

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

5PM

Journey to the New York Times Bestseller List

They hit the New York Times Bestsellers’ list, and now they’re sharing their journeys, advice, tips, triumphs--and pitfalls--on the way to the top.
Pintip Dunn
Laura Kaye
Sarah MacLean
Jennifer Probst
Jasinda Wilder
Rebecca York

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

5PM

Donna Kaz, UN/MASKED: Memoirs of a Guerilla Girl On Tour, interviewed by Rahne Alexander

Donna Kaz is a multi-genre writer and the author of UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour. Along with her alter ego, Guerrilla Girl and Guerrilla Girl On Tour, Aphra Behn, she creates visual art and performance to attack sexism and prove feminists are funny at the same time.

Rahne Alexander is a multimedia artist, producer, musician, and performer. Her video art has been screened in galleries and festivals across the country. Rahne performs frequently with her several bands, including Santa Librada, Guided By Wire, 50’?, and the Degenerettes. She is an occasional comedian and essayist, and also an arts organizer whose labor has supported the Transmodern Festival, the Maryland Film Festival, the High Zero Foundation, and Wide Angle Youth Media.

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University Event Details

5PM

Adam Gidwitz, The Inquisitor’s Tale

Baltimore-born award-winning, best-selling children's author Adam Gidwitz shares from his Newbery Honor Book and winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, The Inquisitor’s Tale.

Enoch Pratt Free Library Children's Stage Event Details

6PM

Virginia Grohl, From Cradle to Stage

In From Cradle to Stage, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, mother of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, shares personal stories about Dave’s childhood alongside family anecdotes from fellow “rock moms.” In exclusive interviews with the mothers of Michael Stipe, Adam Levine, Amy Winehouse, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Dr. Dre, and other music stars, Grohl asked the questions only a mom could answer: When did you hear the first chords, the drumbeats, that stellar voice that announced that music was the future? Did you encourage your child’s passions despite the odds against success? Did you worry about the unknown, unpredictable road ahead? About possible dangers? About drugs? Do you still remind him to pack a warm coat when he leaves on tour? These answers—along with never-before-seen family photographs and a heartwarming introduction by Dave Grohl—make From Cradle to Stage the ultimate insider look at the real making of a rock star.  

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University Event Details

6PM

Writing Sensual Tension in any Genre

From closed-door to explicit sex, sensual tension creates conflict, drama, and page-turning reads in every genre.
Andie J. Christopher
Robin Covington
Riley Edgewood
Michele Mannon
Diana Quincy
Jennifer Probst
Joanna Shupe
Harper Miller (Moderator)

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

6PM

Bringing Sexy Back to the Future II

We had so much fun with this panel we're bringing it back for a sequel. Let's talk about SF & fantasy that doesn't fade to black when things get steamy.

Authors: Lara Elena Donnelly, Addison Gunn, Sam J. Miller, Sunny Moraine, K.M. Szpara

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

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

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