The 18th annual Baltimore Book Festival will offers exciting new features for 2013!
Baltimore Book Festival Mobile App: FREE!
Filled with information including author bios and festival maps, the free Baltimore Book Festival mobile app offers the latest festival scoop and lets visitors connect with other festival-goers. The app is available for Apple and Android devices.Charm City Comic Book Pavilion
The Charm City Comic Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival, sponsored by Third Eye Comics and Th3rd World Studios, is your own personal Comic Convention. Come and browse thousands of books and collectibles, stop and chat with professional comic book creators and game designers, then stay and participate in informative panels about all aspects of being a creative professional! Commemorative Poster
Created by Baltimore-based illustrator Alex Fine, the 2013 Baltimore Book Festival Commemorative Poster is designed in the spirit of comic books and graphic novels. The poster features a superhero BBF Man looking over Mt. Vernon and encouraging youngsters to read.Poetry Recitation in the Literary Salon Saturday, September 28th, 12pm
About recitation the poet David Lehman has written, “There is no surer way to possess a poem or a piece of oratory than to learn it by heart”. Recitation had become a lost art until the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation brought it back to life with the Poetry Out Loud program, now in its ninth year. Join Maryland State Champion (and National Second Place Winner) Blessed Sheriff, Maryland Poet Laureate Stanley Plumly, Maryland Second Place Winner Johana Gourdin, Montgomery County teacher Davina T. Smith, and Maryland Poetry Out Loud Director Chris Stewart for readings, recitations, and a panel discussion about the differences and intersections between memorizing and reciting poetry versus writing and reading the form.
I Love the Pratt Photobooth
What's your Pratt story? Step into the Pratt Photobooth and share why you love the Pratt Library in a photo or short video. We'll share the best stories on social media and our blog throughout the Book festival. Can't make it to the Book festival this year? Share your own photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #IHeartPratt. HARD LUCK TRUCK
We are thrilled that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid HARD LUCK TRUCK will be at the 2013 Baltimore Book Festival! Wimpy Kid book 8 will release on November 5, 2013, and is one of the biggest books of the year. Come one, come all to get free Wimpy Kid goodies, see Wimpy Kid book trailers, get your photo taken and emailed or texted to you, and preorder book 8 and buy favorite backlist books. Book Arts at the Baltimore Book Festival
Book Arts at the festival will highlight artists, businesses and organizations whose work and craft (graphic design, illustration, printmaking, etc.), pertain to the bookmaking and book preserving arts. The Book Arts Gallery will be located inside The Walters Art Museum Sculpture Court. Entrance to the exhibition corridor is directly off of Charles Street, within the festival footprint. Guided Exhibition Tours: Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns, and their Manuscripts
Today, medieval books are treated as works of art, untouchable treasures to be locked away in cabinets. Yet many were intended for regular use as vital components of everyday life for monks and nuns. Learn more about these medieval books, as Walter’s Art Museum docents guide you. Center Stage Presents: THE CONTAINER
By Claire Bayley, directed by Johanna Gruenhut Friday, September 27, 7pm Saturday & Sunday, September, 28 & 29, 2pm & 6pm
Hidden inside a shipping container somewhere in the middle of Europe, five refugees risk everything to achieve a common aim: to reach England and start a new life. How far will they have to go to get what they want? The Container brings a small audience into an actual shipping container with a group of refugees fleeing to England. The performances will be inside the container, which will be located on the corner of Charles Street and E. Mount Vernon Place (East side). Due to the nature of the space, there are only 12-15 seats available per performance. Tickets are free and can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 410.332.0033.JANE AUSTEN FICTION PANEL Presented by the Maryland Romance Writers Friday, September 27th, 12:15pm
Maryland Romance Writers Stage (South Park) This panel will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice with a discussion and readings of Jane Austen-inspired fiction. Panelists: Leslie Carroll, Regina Jeffers, Janet Mullany