Your Baltimore Book Festival Daily Download
for Saturday, September 24
Here's what you can't miss  at  the  Baltimore Book Festival Today...
BBF Parade
  • 11AM-12PM: Pop Culture Parade: Presented by Geppi's Entertainment Museum
    Join superheroes, storybook characters, pets from the MDSPCA, BmoreFit Dancewalkers, The Baltimore Twilighters Marching Band and more as they march down the Inner Harbor Promenade. Bring your pet and join in on the fun!  

  • 11:30AM-12:30PM: Sly 45 at the Music Stage Supported by WTMD 

  • 12:30-1:30PM: Thomas Dolby, "THE SPEED OF SOUND: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology" at the Literary Salon
    The musician-turned-Johns Hopkins University professor-turned author will lead a discussion on his memoir, “The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology”

  • 12-1PM: Bronwen Dickey, "Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon" at the Paws & Pages Stage
    Join New York Times Bestselling author Bronwen Dickey as she reads from her new book and meet adoptable pitbulls from the MDSPCA

  • 1-2PM: Glen Weldon, “The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture” at Geppi's Entertainment Museum Comic Pavilion
    Glen Weldon lays out Batman’s seventy-eight-year cultural history and shows why his legacy remains so strong

  • 2-3PM: Terry McMillan, "I Almost Forgot About You" at the Literary Salon
    Multimillion copy and New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back Terry McMillan will read from her new novel

  • 3-5PM: "Desdemona" at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's booth
    Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents a staged reading of “Desdemona,” a play written in 2011 by the Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.

  • 3:30-4:30PM: National Aquarium Presents: Sustainable Seafood Panel at the Food for Thought Stage
    Join experts Spike Gjerde, John Shields and Patrick Hudson as they discuss sustainability and its relationship to economic and ecological Bay health, while providing yummy snacks for the audience! Moderated by photographer Jay Fleming, Working the Water.

  • 4-6PM: D. Watkins Presents: New Voices the Ivy Bookshop Stage
    The Baltimore native author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up presents several emerging writers, introducing the audience to the newest generation of Baltimore voices.
The Stoop Storytelling Series: BBF Edition!
On Saturday at the Literary Salon from 5:30-7PM The Stoop Storytelling Series presents “The Story Behind the Story: Adventures with Baltimore Writers," a free live show at the 2016 Baltimore Book Festival featuring 7 local scribes telling true, personal tales about researching, reporting, and writing that never make it onto the page.    

Photo Credit: The Stoop Storytelling Series
Top of the World Observation Level

Top of the World Observation Level offers free admission Saturday from 10am-7pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm. Guests have the chance to create one-of-a-kind art pieces using book pages with artist Carol Mauer Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm and Sunday 3pm-5pm. Or, stop by and read to a furry friend from Pets on Wheels who will be visiting Saturday 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm and Sunday 12-2pm. 

Today's Authors at the Tablers Tent
Get up close and personal with local authors and booksellers! Here's who will be at the Tablers Tent today at Bicentennial Plaza, in front of the Baltimore Visitor Center.
  • Nancy Armo, A Friend for Mole
  • Herbert Robinson, The Secret Kept
  • Beetz, Maggie, Center Stage Theater
  • Marc Boston, The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff
  • Heather Brooks,  Red August
  • CK Carlson, The Ludolf Papers
  • K. Marie Criddle,  Brush Quibblies
  • Donna Day, The Making of a Heartbeat: One Woman's Journey Through IVF and Beyond
  • Maryam Durrani, Assassin: The Battle for Astodia
  • Neil Fabich,  Duality
  • John Fenzel, The Sterling Forest
  • Maria Goodson, Reading Partners
  • Chris Greco,  "Granpappy Turtle Talks About..." Series of Books
  • Lisa Hansel,  Loving Language Baby Books
  • Samatha Harris, Somewhere in between
  • S. T. Heller Enduring You
  • Gina Humber,  IT'S ALL GOOD- A Book About Self Acceptance & Diversity
  • Garine Isassi,  She Writes Press - Three Authors
  • E. L. Jefferson, E. L. Books
  • Sonya Felice Jenkins,  Once In A Lifetime Love & Once In A Lifetime Love 2
  • Heather King, Doomsday
  • Donna Ledbetter,  Advanced Editorial
  • Christopher Mannino,  School of Deaths
  • Keisha McGeachy,  Glory Story: A Poetry Collection of my Life's Expressions
  • Tamara Neal,  Tamara's Books
  • Brandon Nicklas, Baltimorials!
  • Theresa O'Connor,  A Whisper from Within My Life, My Terms
  • Sharon Polk, Hidden Secrets
  • Victory Ramnarine,  Miss Baltimore & Miss Annapolis Scholarship Pageant
  • J Reid, Roses
  • Leslie Hill, From Here to There
  • Reagan Rothe, Black Rose Writing
  • Kathleen Sacco, Girls Coloring for Change/Beast Grrl Zine
  • Shelby Schena,  Biggest Little Stories™
  • Juliet Schuelke, Simply Sassy Things
  • Wendell Shannon, Go Daddy Productions, Incorportated
  • RS McCoy, Sparks
  • Jae Sherwood, Little Leona Of Monsters And Fire
  • Kitria Stewart,  Freddie Gray, My Childhood Friend
  • Gwendolyn Sutton,  Endurance  
  • Donald Torres, Baltimore City Historical Society
  • Cara Via, Halloween Holly - Santa's Secret Helper
  • Kimberly Wymer, 13 at Camp Somerset  

CityLit Project

CityLit Project nurtures the culture of literature in Baltimore and throughout Maryland. This year, CityLit's stage features husband and wife and bestselling authors Charles Bock(OLIVER & ALICE) and Leslie Jamison (THE EMPATHY EXAMS), as well as  MSAC Individual Artist Award Winners including Christopher Doyle, Justin Sirois, Susan Muaddi-Darraj, Nate Brown, Elisabeth Dahl, Deborah Ager, Barrett Warner, Geoff Becker, Anne Dooley, and Luke Tennis.

Red Emma's Radical Books Pavilion 

Red Emma's is a worker cooperative and family of projects dedicated to autonomy, sustainability, participatory democracy, and solidarity. Join Red Emma's for some of the most radical discussions by a diverse array of authors with cutting edge voices such as Sarah Jaffe, Yago Colás, Ball Don't Lie!, Nalo Hopkinson, D. Watkins and Lawrence Burney.