Sunday

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

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

11AM

Super City, alternative

Baltimore Book Festival Music Stage Event Details

11AM

Michael Arceneaux, I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé in Conversation with Helena Andrews of The Washington Post

Featured as one of Summer 2018’s most anticipated reads by the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, and Bitch Media, I Can’t Date Jesus is a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive, black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity.  Covering issues related to culture, sexuality, religion, race, and Beyoncé. Michael has written for Complex, Essence, The Guardian, New York Magazine, the New York Times, The Root, and many other publications. 

Inner Harbor Stage Event Details

11AM

Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky, in Conversation with author Malka Older

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky and the forthcoming City in the Middle of the Night. She organizes the Writers with Drinks reading series in San Francisco and helps to organize the Bookstore and Chocolate Crawl. Her writing has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Sturgeon, Crawford and Lambda Literary Awards. The editor-in-chief of Gawker's popular geek-culture website io9, Anders has been writing with passion and insight about science fiction and fantasy for years — so it only makes sense that in her debut novel for adults, All the Birds in the Sky, she's melded the two genres in a way that opens a profound, poetic new perspective on each.

Literary Salon Event Details

11AM- 7PM

DIY Crafts

The Crafts Corridor offers hands-on activities for families all weekend long. Bring children of all ages for crafts including “A Wrinkle in Time” themed, DIY Galaxy Zen Jars and DIY Tesseracts.

Crafts Corridor Event Details

12PM

April Ryan, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House, in Conversation with Bill Whitaker of CBS News

Baltimore-born April Ryan is a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, and a CNN Political Analyst. April has a unique vantage point as the only black, female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. She is the author of the award-winning books, The Presidency in Black and White and At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White. April will be joined by Bill Whitaker, award-winning correspondent for CBS News’ 60 Minutes.

Literary Salon Event Details

12PM

Susan Weis-Bohlen: Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide

Susan Weis-Bohlen, the former owner of Breathe Books and Breathe Bookstore Café in Hampden, focuses full-time on her Ayurveda practice. Susan’s book, Ayurveda: A Beginner’s Guide discusses essential Ayurvedic principles and practices to balance and heal naturally. She leads retreats and Sacred Site tours, which incorporate yoga, meditation and Ayurveda, primarily to India and Bhutan.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

12PM

Marty Azola presents Rebuilding Baltimore

The Azola family has spent the last fifty years renovating some of Baltimore’s most historically important structures, from17th century log cabins to multi-storied skyscrapers. These include the Pimlico Race Track Clubhouse, the Bromo-Seltzer Building, the Ivy Hotel and many others. Each represents an important time and place, in our city’s history. Marty Azola’s new book, Rebuilding Baltimore, is a remarkable exploration of this historic preservation. Several important chapters of Baltimore’s history are told through twenty-six diverse projects.

The Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

12PM

The Lit & Art Reading Series

The series has been showcasing the talents of local, regional, and national authors, poets, musicians, and artists for more than a decade. For this Book Festival edition of Lit & Art, featured talent includes Rafael Alvarez (The Wire), Shirley Brewer (Bistro in Another Realm), Katherine Cottle (I Remain Yours), and Dave Eberhardt (For All the Saints), with live music by Red Sammy and original art by Manzar Rassouli. The event is curated and hosted by Eric D. Goodman and Nitin Jagdish. Come for an exciting lineup of fiction, poetry, music, and art, and discover why Lit & Art has been called the best excuse to get lit on a Sunday afternoon!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LitAndArt/

Inner Harbor Stage Event Details

12PM

Poetry in Motion

Using visual theatre, students create visual adaptations of Shel Silverstein poetry.  Fun theatre games using creative movement, mime and gesture are played.  Students will learn how to use their bodies as a tool for expression.

Crafts Corridor Event Details

12PM

A Revolutionary Summer: I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America

Founder Andria Nacina Cole curates a session based on the summer program for high school and college-age students, an intensive critical reading and writing program dedicated to shifting harmful narratives about Black women and girls through both the meaningful study and creation of art and the deliberate application of self-inquiry. Cole will be joined by the daughters who will share their I Dream a World monologues.

CityLit Stage Event Details

12PM

Mariame Kaba presents Missing Daddy

Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator and curator who’s active in numerous social movements for prison abolition, racial justice, gender justice, and transformative justice. In Missing Daddy, a picture book for young readers ages 4 to 8, she tells the story of a little girl who misses her father because he's away in prison, sharing how his absence affects different parts of her life. With gorgeous illustrations, this book depicts a little girl's love for her father from whom she is separated because of incarceration.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

12PM

Motion Graphics and Animation with Lateef A. Reid

In this workshop we will be looking at Adobe Illustrator and how it can be used for Animation as well as Motion Graphics.

Charm City Comic Pavilion 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 K.M. Szpara. Guests: Charlie Jane Anders and Theodora Goss

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Stage Event Details

12:30PM

Ebb & Nova, acoustic

Baltimore Book Festival Music Stage Event Details

1PM

Charita Cole Brown, Defying the Verdict: My Bipolar Life

"Defying the Verdict is a wonderful book: deeply human, full of life's joys and suffering. Full of the author's courage and faith. Charita Brown describes her bipolar illness in telling detail; her writing is powerful and eloquent. I highly recommend this book."
~Kay Redfield Jamison, author of An Unquiet Mind. Charita Cole Brown is now retired and lives in Baltimore with her two daughters.

Inner Harbor Stage Event Details

1PM

2018 One Maryland One Book Tim Junkin, Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence in Conversation with Kirk Bloodsworth

Presented by Maryland Humanities, author Tim Junkin and Kirk Bloodsworth discuss Bloodworth’s story of being exonerated after being to sentenced to Maryland’s gas chamber and spending nine years on death row. Tim Junkin is an attorney, with thirty years of experience as a trial lawyer and advocate of civil rights, an award-winning writer and a teacher. Junkin is the author of The Waterman, Good Counsel and Bloodsworth. He also founded Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy which became ShoreRivers, a Maryland river protection nonprofit, and he has received several environmental awards.

Literary Salon 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

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

Erik Loomis presents A History of America in Ten Strikes

Powerful and accessible, A History of America in Ten Strikes challenges all of our contemporary assumptions around labor, unions, and American workers. In this brilliant book, labor historian Erik Loomis recounts ten critical workers’ strikes in American labor history that everyone needs to know about. From the Lowell Mill Girls strike in the 1830s to Justice for Janitors in 1990, these labor uprisings do not just reflect the times in which they occurred, but speak directly to the present moment.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

1PM

Lit! Pop! Bang! - Live!

Podcast recording: writers and educators talk race in writing, publishing and pop culture. Lit!Pop!Bang! is a monthly, Baltimore-based podcast hosted by Anthony Moll and CeCe (celeste doaks), which discusses all things books, writing and pop culture. They’ll bring their unique brand of thought-provoking analysis, with a slight dose of shade, before a live audience. For this live episode, they’ll bring together 2018 Baltimore Youth Poet Laureate Maren Wright-Kerr (Lovey), the 2018 Hyperbole poetry slam champion and poet Ailish Hopper to have a gloves-off discussion about racism and intersectional identity.

CityLit Stage Event Details

1PM-3PM

Pets on Wheels

Children can partner with a therapy dog or cat from Pets on Wheels, then select a favorite book, then sit and read to their furry friend. These gentle canines are amazing listeners. They do not tease, laugh or judge the child. As a result, even the shyest child or reluctant reader is encouraged to improve their literacy skills.

Top of the World Observation Level Event Details

1:30PM

Dan Fesperman presents Safe Houses

In this gripping new work of suspense from the author of The Double Game, a young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA’s operations in postwar Berlin and goes on a run for her life. Years later she’s gruesomely murdered along with her husband, and her daughter begins to chase down these startling secrets from her past. Dan Fesperman is a former reporter for The Baltimore Sun and the author of several thrillers. His travels as a writer have taken him to 30 countries and three war zones, which he draws on for his intensely engaging novels. 

The Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

1:30PM

Hit Confirm: a Brief History of Character Design for Video Games with Tyrone Barnes

Video games are the only mainstream art form in which the audience is not just present, but rather participating in the story. Its characters are not ones to simply be watched, but “used.”  How does one find a way to make a compelling character that is just as much fun to use as to watch? Game designers have come up with a lot of answers to this question over the years. Come sit down with Tyrone Barnes to see a brief summary of them! Q&A afterwards.

Charm City Comic Pavilion Event Details

2PM

Onnesha Roychoudhuri presents The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America

Ever since the 2016 election, pundits have been saying our country has never been more divided — that if progressives want to reclaim power, we need to be “pragmatic,” reach across the aisle, and look past identity politics. But what if we’re getting the story all wrong? The Marginalized Majority makes the galvanizing case that our voices are already the majority—and that our plurality of identities is not only our greatest strength, but is also at the indisputable core of successful progressive change throughout history.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

2PM

Featured Artist: Patricia Smith & A Bunch of Incendiary Poets Poeting

The celebration of 100 Thousand Poets for Change continues with esteemed Patricia Smith, the author of eight books of poetry including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2018 NAACP Image Award, and finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize and Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist. Joining her to fire up the CityLit Stage will be nationally celebrated poets Gayle Danley, Kondwani Fidel, Dora Malech, Lady Brion, and Keegan Cook Finberg, among others.

CityLit Stage Event Details

2PM

Scotty P & The Love From Above*, reggae

Baltimore Book Festival Music 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

A Cooking Demo with Executive Chef, Will Reedfrom the Royal Sonesta

The Royal Sonesta's Executive Chef Will Reed has over 20 plus years in the culinary field with his formal education / training from Baltimore International College for the Culinary Arts. Chef Reed will be demo-ing & sampling a local Pan Seared Rock Fish with a Lemon Chive Butter Sauce. This delightful recipe will be part of the NEW Menu and reimagined restaurant, Explorers, An American Gastropub, located in the hotel.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

2PM

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage, Oprah’s Book Club 2018 Selection, in Conversation with Donna Drew Sawyer, CEO, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Tayari Jones discusses her New York Times best seller, An American Marriage, Oprah’s Book Club 2018 Selection.  Jones is also the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling and Silver Sparrow. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times and Callaloo.  A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship.

Literary Salon 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

A Conversation with Earl Swift, Tom Pelton & Tom Horton: Chesapeake Requiem, A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

Inner Harbor Stage Event Details

3PM

Janet Benton, Lilli de Jong

Janet Benton discusses her debut novel, Lilli de Jong, the story of a young woman in 19th century Philadelphia, who finds herself pregnant and abandoned, and facing the impossible choice between giving up her baby or keeping the baby and facing condemnation and financial ruin. Janet Benton has written for The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Glimmer Train, and many other publications. She has written historical documentaries for television.

Inner Harbor Stage Event Details

3PM

Poetry in Motion

Using visual theatre, students create visual adaptations of Shel Silverstein poetry.  Fun theatre games using creative movement, mime and gesture are played.  Students will learn how to use their bodies as a tool for expression.

Crafts Corridor Event Details

3PM

David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom in conversation with Wanda Q. Draper, Executive Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era; and Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory; and annotated editions of Douglass’s first two autobiographies. He has worked on Douglass much of his professional life, and been awarded the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize, among others.
 
His new book is a definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.
As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

Literary Salon Event Details

3PM

The University Writers Program

Baltimore is a city filled with remarkable universities and colleges, most of which include a vibrant creative writing program. We’re lucky to have these hubs of creativity in our community. The University Writers’ Program, now in its fourth year, brings together student writers from ten area schools – Coppin, Goucher, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, MICA, Morgan, Stevenson, Towson, the University of Baltimore, and UMBC. The next generation of poets, fiction writers and memoirists awaits you!

The Ivy Bookshop Stage 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

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

3PM

Kondwani Fidel presents Hummingbirds in the Trenches

In the essays and lyrics of Hummingbirds in the Trenches, Kondwani Fidel’s essential voice presents a searing account of what it means to be young and Black in Baltimore and America, a testament of hope booming out from the depths of poverty and despair.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

3PM

Comics in Culture: Crafting Social Issues in Storytelling with Jordan Clark

Hear from Comic Book Writer Jordan Clark and how he explored social issues using two of his newest projects “Elk Mountain” and “The Black Experience”. This discussion will cover topics like the need for inclusion in storytelling and how to accurately portray different identities.

Charm City Comic Pavilion 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

3:30PM

The Outcalls*, indie pop

Baltimore Book Festival Music Stage Event Details

4PM

Featured Musical Guest Artist: Letitia VanSant

CityLit Stage Event Details

4PM

Jordannah Elizabeth presents The Warmest Low Vol. 2: The Deep Blue Sea

The Warmest Low is just a story about a broken heart that happen to get broken in Baltimore—and the dreams and nightmares, the weather, insects and strangers on the street drove a journey of self-discovery...and eventually healing. A discussion with author Jordannah Elizabeth opens the door to celebrate Black diversity, individualism, and creative freedom—and hopefully experience joy from it.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion 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, 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

4PM

Inclusion in the Culinary World: The Narrative of Being a Black Chef, featuring Chef Bentley, currently a Chef Takeover at Dovecote and owner of Bentley Bites

School of Food offers interactive and educational programming for cooking enthusiasts, food entrepreneurs, and everyone in between. We foster a food learning environment that empowers people with the skills, knowledge and experience to make their mark in the kitchen — and on the world.

Chef Bentley will prepare the Sorghum-Brined Chicken recipe from The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty.  In October, the Chef Bentley will host a Soul Food Experience at School of Food, so audience members will all receive a discount code to join the chefs in a class at a later date, in addition to sampling some delicious grub!

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

4PM

D. Watkins Presents New Voices of Baltimore featuring Tariq Toure, Lawrence Burney, Sheri Booker, Devin Allen, Kondwani Fidel & Chin-Yer Wright

Author and professor D. Watkins introduces and leads a discussion with this generation’s most dynamic writers and artists.

Literary Salon Event Details

4PM

Moriel Rothman-Zecher, Sadness is a White Bird

Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an American-Israeli writer, poet, and novelist. His first novel, Sadness Is a White Bird was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. In this lyrical and searing debut novel, written by a rising literary star and MacDowell Fellow, a young man is preparing to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings to his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country. Born in Jerusalem, Moriel Rothman-Zecher is a recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Literature; his work has been published in The New York Times, Haaretz, The Paris Review's Daily, The Common Magazine, Electric Literature, Jewish Currents Magazine and elsewhere.

Inner Harbor 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, Sarah Pinsker, Shawn Proctor, N.J. 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

5PM

First Look: The Baltimore Book of the Dead

Marion Winik premieres her new book at this wine and cheese reception sponsored by The Baltimore Fishbowl. "Every observation is a marvel." -- Ann Patchett
Complimentary wine and light food supplied by The Baltimore Fishbowl

Inner Harbor Stage Event Details

5PM

Poetry in Motion

Using visual theatre, students create visual adaptations of Shel Silverstein poetry.  Fun theatre games using creative movement, mime and gesture are played.  Students will learn how to use their bodies as a tool for expression.

Crafts Corridor Event Details

5:30PM

Featured Musical Guest Artist: Jahiti

CityLit 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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