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The festival’s official bookseller, The Ivy Bookshop welcomes a full complement of local and national bestselling authors as well as student writers from ten Baltimore-area schools.

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Stage: Sondheim Fountain, Next to the Baltimore Visitor Center, 401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202



Friday, September 22




5PM

Alia Malek, The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria in conversation with Susan Muaddi Darraj, A Curious Land: Stories from Home

Alia Malek is an award-winning journalist and civil rights lawyer. She is the author of A Country Called Amreeka and editor of Patriot Acts and EUROPA. Her reporting has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Nation, Christian Science Monitor, and more.

Susan Muaddi Darraj is Associate Professor of English at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland, and a Lecturer in the Johns Hopkins University’s MA in Writing program. Her short story collection, A Curious Land: Stories from Home, was named the winner of the AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, judged by Jaime Manrique, and published in December 2015. Her previous short story collection, The Inheritance of Exile, was published in 2007 by University of Notre Dame Press.

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Saturday, September 23




12PM

John McIntyre, The Old Editor Says: Maxims for Writing and Editing

John E. McIntyre has worked as an editor at The Baltimore Sun for 30 years, currently as the night news editor. He has taught copy editing at Loyola University Maryland since 1995. A charter member of the American Copy Editors Society, he served two terms as its second president. His blog on writing, editing, and miscellaneous subjects, “You Don't Say,” is at baltimoresun.com, where he also presents weekly short videos on language. He has published a small book of maxims on writing and editing, The Old Editor Says.

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1PM

Amy Davis, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters

Amy Davis, an award-winning Baltimore Sun staff photographer since 1987, brings her artistic eye and photojournalistic perspective to this homage to Baltimore. Amy received her BFA from The Cooper Union in New York City. At her first newspaper job at a weekly in Brooklyn, NY, Davis climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge twice. This balancing act prepared her for the hazards of shooting inside decaying theaters and leaning precariously over rooftops for the perfect shot. After seven years at The Record in northern New Jersey, Amy headed south to Baltimore, and a rewarding career at The Sun covering politics, education, breaking news, social issues and features.

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2PM

Ric Cottom, Your Maryland: Little Known Histories from the Shores of the Chesapeake to the Foothills of the Allegheny Mountains

Ric Cottom, host of "Your Maryland" on WYPR came to Baltimore more than four decades ago and never left. Formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies. Ric lives in historic Roland Park with his lovely wife Barbara. He loves Maryland seafood, Hopkins lacrosse, Ravens football, good books, tropical islands, and a dry martini, in no particular order.

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3PM

Matthew Crenson, Baltimore: A Political History

Matthew Crenson began teaching at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Political Science in 1969 and became a professor emeritus in Urban Government and American Political Development, his primary areas of interest, in 2007. Crenson has authored or co-authored several books including Downsizing Democracy, Building the Invisible Orphanage, Presidential Power: Unchecked and Unbalanced, and Baltimore: A Political History.

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4PM

Starts Here! Reading Series: Jen Michalski, Malka Older, Jaime Fountaine, Sarah Sweeney, Justin Sanders, Dave K

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5PM

Rafael Alvarez, Basilio Boullosa Stars in the Fountain of Highlandtown

A lifetime Baltimorean, Rafael Alvarez writes short stories and screenplays from his rowhouse in Greektown. The author of 11 books, his new fiction collection is Basilio Boullosa Stars in the Fountain of Highlandtown, released in 2017. A former City Desk reporter for the Baltimore Sun, Alvarez wrote for the first three seasons of the HBO drama "The Wire." He recently completed a screenplay about the Nazi occupation of Greece in 1943. He is at work on a novel about crabbing with chicken necks.

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Sunday, September 24




1PM

Lily Tuck, Sisters in conversation with Marion Winik, First Comes Love

Lily Tuck is the author of six novels: The Double Life of Liliane; I Married You for Happiness; Interviewing Matisse or the Woman Who Died Standing Up; The Woman Who Walked on Water; Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award; The News From Paraguay, winner of the National Book Award; the short story collections The House at Belle Fontaine and Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived; and the biography Woman of Rome: A Life of Elsa Morante.
       
Longtime All Things Considered commentator Marion Winik is the author of First Comes Love, The Glen Rock Book of the Dead and seven other books. Her award-winning column on BaltimoreFishbowl.com appears monthly, and her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Baltimore Sun and elsewhere. She is the host of The Weekly Reader radio show and podcast and reviews books for Newsday, People, and Kirkus Review. She is a professor in the MFA program at the University of Baltimore. More info at marionwinik.com.

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2PM

Tim Murphy, Christodora in conversation with Marion Winik, First Comes Love

Tim Murphy has reported on HIV/AIDS for twenty years, for such publications as POZ Magazine, where he was an editor and staff writer, Out, Advocate, and New York magazine, where his July 2014 cover story on the new HIV-prevention pill regimen PrEP was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Journalism. He also covers LGBT issues, arts, pop culture, and travel for publications including the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Details, and Yahoo! Style. He is the author of Getting Off Clean and The Breeders Box. He lives in Brooklyn.

Longtime All Things Considered commentator Marion Winik is the author of First Comes Love, The Glen Rock Book of the Dead and seven other books. Her award-winning column on BaltimoreFishbowl.com appears monthly, and her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Baltimore Sun and elsewhere. She is the host of The Weekly Reader radio show and podcast and reviews books for Newsday, People, and Kirkus Review. She is a professor in the MFA program at the University of Baltimore. More info at marionwinik.com.

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3PM-6PM

University Writers Program

Featuring student readers from the following universities: University of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, UMBC, Towson, Loyola, Stevenson, Goucher, Coppin, Morgan State, and MICA.

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Special Events

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

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