Saturday

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 and Will Englund, March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

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.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Will Englund explores events in Russia and the United States in the crucial weeks before American entry into World War I. A veteran Moscow correspondent, he covered Russia’s tumultuous 1990s for the Baltimore Sun and the 2012 return of Vladimir Putin to the presidency for the Washington Post. He has also reported from India, Afghanistan, Egypt during the Arab Spring, and the Balkans. In the United States, he covered the White House for National Journal and has worked as an editor on the foreign desk of the Post.

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
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

11AM

Storybook Parade

Saturday at 11am, storybook characters will flock to the Inner Harbor Promenade for the Storybook Parade, starting at Rash Field. All are welcome to join!

Inner Harbor Promenade Event Details

11:30AM

David Cole, Blues/R&B

Music Stage Supported by WTMD 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

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

12-2PM

Pets on Wheels

Children will be partnered with a therapy dog (or cat!) from Pets on Wheels; and after selecting a favorite book, the child is invited to 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. http://www.petsonwheels.org/

Top of the World Observation Level Event Details

12PM

Sketchnoting, HEAVY SKETCHES style, with very special guest Red Rohl

Join Red as he combines the worlds of comics, graphic novels, doodling, and dare we say, school. Learn the act of sketchnoting and how it can transform your boring classes into a platform for endless ideas to enhance what you really want to do, draw!

Charm City Comic Pavilion Event Details

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.

Ivy Bookshop 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

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

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

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

12PM

Juliana “Jewels" Smith in conversation with artist-archivist Angela Carroll, (H)afrocentric Comics

An exploration of DIY comics as a tool for claiming identity and bringing stories of resistance and struggle to life.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion 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

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
J.B. Schroeder
Diana Quincy
M.D. Waters
Nancy C. Weeks
Rebecca York
Pintip Dunn
(Moderator)

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

1PM

Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, "You're in the Wrong Bathroom”: And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions about Transgender and other Gender Nonconforming People

A critical and accessible introduction demolishing the most damaging myths about transgender people and their fight for recognition and dignity. Co-sponsored by the Baltimore Transgender Alliance.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion 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

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

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.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

1PM

The Curators of Hip Hop, Hip Hop/Dance

Music Stage Supported by WTMD Event Details

1PM

Lunch At The Homesick Restaurant

Laura Lippman, Ann Hood and Michael Ruhlman discuss the way fiction informs food and food informs fiction, both in their own work and the works of others. Audience members who know their fictional food will have a chance to win some distinctly Baltimore treats.

Food for Thought Stage Event Details

1:30PM

The Culture Of Comics with Nick Allen and Troy-Jeffrey Allen

“The comic book industry is dying!” "Comic books are a failing medium!" Yeah, yeah, yeah! We've heard it all before. But why would you want to kill an entire culture? Join FIGHT OF THE CENTURY writers Nick Allen and Troy-Jeffrey Allen as they reintroduce you to the umbrella that is "comics" and the myriad of subcultures responsible for its rich past, expanding present, and undeniable future.

Charm City Comic Pavilion Event Details

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.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

2PM

Awakening the Literary Warrior: Expressing Your Truth, Embracing Your Power, Empowering Your Dream

Writing gives access to the discovery of personal truths and one’s most authentic voice. This talk will lead audiences on a journey of self-discovery that will help them to connect with their trial-to-triumph story, explore the concepts of truth, power, and authenticity, identify personal blocks to authentic self-expression, and discuss the process of writing for self-discovery and empowerment. Lane Cobb, MS, CPC, a Certified Life and Business Coach and author of Heal Your Power Heal Your Life: Essential Healing Practices for Women on the Rise.

CityLit 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

Andrea Ritchie, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color in conversation with Baltimore organizers

An unflinching intersectional look at the violence unleashed on Black and other women of color by a police system built around gendered white supremacy, and a clarion call for that system’s abolition.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion 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

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

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

The Fruition Experience, Neo Soul/Jazz

Music Stage Supported by WTMD 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

3-5PM

Pets on Wheels

Children will be partnered with a therapy dog (or cat!) from Pets on Wheels; and after selecting a favorite book, the child is invited to 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. http://www.petsonwheels.org/

Top of the World Observation Level Event Details

3PM

A Celebration of Asian-American Authors

Readings and discussions with authors: Eugenia Kim, whose novel, The Calligrapher’s Daughter, won the 2009 Borders Original Voices Award. Her new work, The Kinship of Secrets follows two sisters, one raised in the US, the other in Korea, and the family that bound them together even as the Korean War kept them apart. In raw, poignant alternating first-person narratives, interspersed with e-mails, gay chat-room exchanges, and other fragments of a youth laid bare in the age of social media, James Han Mattson’s debut novel, The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves unravels the mystery of a life in all its glory. Jung Yun’s debut novel, Shelter, explores the lives of people who will never forget the violence they suffered. It offers an honest, complex look at the human capacity to hope, change, and heal. Shelter was a finalist for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award.

CityLit Stage Event Details

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.

Ivy Bookshop Stage 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

Robyn Spencer, The Revolution Has Come: Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party

A retelling of the history of the Black Panther Party from the perspective of the women in its rank-and-file, centering questions of gender in struggle for Black liberation.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion 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

3PM

Asia McClain Chapman, Confessions of a Serial Alibi

In Confessions of a Serial Alibi, Asia McClain tells her story of how she became the key alibi witness for Adnan Syed in the hit podcast “Serial.”

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

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

Maryland Romance Writers Stage 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
Harper Miller
Sarah MacLean
Alisha Rai
Maya Rodale

Maryland Romance Writers 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. 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 New York Times bestselling book "Adnan's Story".

Inner Harbor Stage Presented by Towson University 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

Slangston Hughes, Slanguage Arts and Griot Glimpses with the guests from the Baltimore Adult Slam Poetry Team

An explosive hour of words in resistance assembled by one of Baltimore’s finest slam poets.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion 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

4PM

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

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

4PM

A Novel Affair

Novelists read and discuss their new work: Tracy Chiles McGhee, author of Melting the Blues, set in Arkansas in 1957, where the complexities of identity, yearnings for love and acceptance, and racial tension are all unmasked. McGhee received the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Donna Hemans, author of River Woman, an unforgettable novel about promises kept and promises broken, exploring the unyielding bonds joining mother and child. She won the 2015 Lignum Vitae Una Marson Award for Adult Literature for her manuscript, Tea by the Sea. From Brooklyn to the island of Jamaica, Hemans’ second novel traces a mother’s seventeen-year search for the daughter taken from her at birth. Leslie Pietrzyk is the author of Pears on a Willow Tree and A Year and a Day. Her collection of short stories, This Angel on My Chest, won the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Reversing the River, a historical novel, is being serialized on the literary app Great Jones Street in 2017. Her new work, Silver Girl, forthcoming from Unnamed Press in 2018, is set in the early 80s, against the backdrop of a city terrorized by the Tylenol Killer, a local psychopath rumored to be stuffing cyanide into drugstore meds. Silver Girl is a deftly psychological account of the nuances of sisterhood. Contrasting obsession and longing, need versus desire, Leslie Pietrzyk delves into the ways class and trauma are often enmeshed to dictate one’s sense of self, and how a single relationship can sometimes lead to redemption.

CityLit 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

4:30PM

The Diversity in Children’s Comic Panel Discussion will Bill Campbell

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Rosarium Publishing Founder Bill Campbell where they include and embrace diversity within the books they publish. This discussion will cover topics like the need for children to see themselves represented in the pages of books.

Charm City Comic Pavilion Event Details

5PM

CityLit partners with JHU to feature novelist Cynthia Bond (Ruby & Wishbone) in Conversation with Joyell Arvella

Cynthia Bond is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Her novel Ruby was chosen to be an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection in 2014. It was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick. She recently completed a screenplay with Harpo Productions for Ruby, the epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her—this beautiful and devastating debut heralded the arrival of a major new voice in fiction. The second, forthcoming book in the Ruby trilogy is tentatively titled Wishbone, from which Bond will provide a debut reading on the CItyLit Stage. A PEN Rosenthal Fellow, Bond founded the Blackbird Writing Collective and has taught writing to at-risk and homeless youth for over fifteen years, and is on staff at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center. Joyell Arvella’s love affair with activism, language, and literature motivated her to earn an undergraduate degree in Black Studies from Washington College and a law degree in international human rights from New England Law Boston.

CityLit Stage Event Details

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.

Ivy Bookshop Stage 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: Ruth Vincent

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

5PM

Devin Allen, A Beautiful Ghetto in conversation with D. Watkins

From his iconic and unforgettable photograph of the Baltimore Uprising to his tireless efforts to help Baltimore’s young people develop as photographers, Devin Allen’s work is more and more the lens that Baltimore City sees itself through.  He’ll be joined in conversation by award-winning local author D. Watkins for a celebration of the release of his first photo-book.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion 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

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
Jasinda Wilder
Rebecca York

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

5:30PM

Virginia Hanlon Grohl, From Cradle to Stage interviewed by Alex Cortright of WTMD

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

5:30PM

Zakke, Latin Fusion

Music Stage Supported by WTMD Event Details

5:30PM

Katie Sampayo, Eat to Thrive: The Anti-Diet Cookbook

Katie Sampayo is the founder of katiesampayo.com, Live to Thrive, LLC., and is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestselling book, “Eat to Thrive: The Anti-Diet Cookbook”.

She is a certified personal trainer, yoga and barre instructor, nutrition expert, self-made cook, adventure-seeker, and lover of life. Her mission is to help others live amazing and thriving lives through sharing her knowledge and passion about health, wellness, and nutrition.

Katie is looking forward to traveling the world and sharing her mission with as many people as she can. Her goal is to positively impact one million lives, and she is excited for the challenge.

Food for Thought Stage 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
Joanna Shupe
Harper Miller
(Moderator)

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

6PM

The CrimethInc Ex-Workers Collective, From Democracy to Freedom: The Difference Between Government and Self-Determination, and No Wall They Can Build: A Guide to Borders and Migration Across North America

Dispatches from the global struggles from below pushing beyond neoliberalism’s impoverished idea of “democracy” and a radical perspective on immigration grounded in the work of solidarity across the border between the US and Mexico.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion 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

6:30PM

Christen B Music: Clarity

Christen B seamlessly blends electronic and acoustic instruments with transcendent vocals leaving listeners in a state of euphoria. This Baltimore native is changing the way people experience music. Watch as she masterfully layers unique sounds while looping them on the spot, and leaving the crowd mesmerized. Her sound is similar to Corinne Bailey Rae, Erykah Badu, Fatai, H.E.R, Olah Bliss. Her albums include Begins at the End and Clarity.

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

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