Your Baltimore Book Festival Daily Download
for Friday, September 22
Here's what you can't miss at the Baltimore Book Festival Today...
  • 11AM: Kerry Dunnington, The Seasonal Kitchen: Farm-Fresh Ingredients Enhance 165 Recipes at the Food for Thought Stage - Baltimore-based award-winning cookbook author, caterer, and food blogger

  • 12PM: Free Friday Feedback Returns with Editors from Regional Journals and Publishers at the CityLit Stage - On-the-spot feedback from editors of Barrelhouse, Cherry Castle Publishing and Little Patuxent Review.

  • 1PM: National Aquarium presents: Jennifer Keats Curtis, at the Enoch Pratt Children’s Stage - Award-winning children's author Jennifer Keats Curtis reads Turtles in My Sandbox, a selection from the National Aquarium and Pratt Library's Read to Reef Book Club

  • 2PM: Out of This World Love: Science Fiction Romance, at the Maryland Romance Writers' Stage - Authors talk worldbuilding, science in fiction, crafting unique characters, and more

  • 2-4PM: Pets on Wheels, at Top of the World Observation Level - Let your reading skills go to the dogs at the Baltimore Book Festival – the therapy dogs, that is!

  • 4-5PM: Worldbuilding For Writers, at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Stage - Panelists discuss everything from geography to economics of your new planet.

  • 5PM: Ancient Ales & Extreme Brewing Dogfish Head Happy Hour, at the Food for Thought Stage - Featuring Sam Calagione, Founder, Dogfish Head Brewery and author of Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing at Home and Dr. Patrick McGovern, Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Recreated, with ale and food pairings and early release samples of Dogfish Head's new beer, Puddin' Wine.

  • 5:45PM: Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, interviewed by Quincey Gamble, President at Modern Advocacy, at the Literary Salon - An in-depth conversation about the current and enduring crisis in American race relations.
Maryland Romance Writers Stage
The  Maryland Romance Writers  present three days of the latest and greatest in romance fiction including panel discussions, author readings, and how-to advice on topics like "Writing About the Past: Historical Novels," "Crafting Characters," "Books That Thrill: Romance and Suspense," and "How to Self-Publish Like a Boss!"
Foodie Finds at BBF
The Baltimore Book Festival is a literary feast with gourmet eats! Check out our local Maryland food and craft beverage vendors who will be catering to the masses all weekend long (Like Ekiben , pictured) Plus, local and national chefs and cookbook authors occupy the Food for Thought Stage with cooking demos using locally sourced ingredients from the Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar!
Today's Authors at the Tablers Pavilion
Get up close and personal with local authors and booksellers! Here's who will be at the Tablers Pavilion today at Bicentennial Plaza, in front of the Baltimore Visitor Center.

  • Beth Martin Books
  • Belinda Bilonda-Kalala
  • Cheryl R. Barton
  • D. Chauncey Taylor
  • D.K. Reed
  • Darnnell Reese
  • Dominique Brightmon
  • HyungIhn Myung
  • Joellen Wojcik
  • K. Kai Anderson, PhD (Author of "Retire on Real Estate")
  • Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library - Baltimore Chapter
  • Lisa G. Eley
  • Luke P. Narlee
  • M. Everett Baylor
  • Nikki Duplisea
  • Olivia Washington
  • Pen Name Publishing
  • Rodney b Holmes
  • Rosa "Rambling Rose" Pryor-Trusty
  • Tamara N. Harvey
  • The Omnibus Publishing
  • Twizted
  • Wendy Stewart
  • Writers in the Marketplace Press
  • Diaspora Records
  • S.T. Heller
  • TRESSA DEVONNE -NDpendent Lady

Music Stage supported by WTMD
Throughout the weekend, talented local and regional bands grace the official music stage of the Baltimore Book Festival supported by WTMD . Friday, don't miss performances from Baltimore City Public School students at 12PM , R&B musician KSTONE4U at 3PM , soul artist Ama Chandra at 4:30PM , and hip-hop soul act J Pope and the HearNow at 6PM . Saturday the music continues with acts from 11:30am to 6:30pm.
Red Emma's Radical Bookfair Pavilion
Red Emma’s Radical Bookfair Pavilion brings together the best of the left, presenting cutting-edge, uncompromising views on contemporary politics, social theory, and beyond. Friday, don't miss a reading from local poet and writer Kondwani Fidel at 6pm, while Saturday brings the voices of Robyn Spencer, Slangston Hughes , Devin Allen, D. Watkins and more.
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