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Red Emma's Radical Pavilion brings cutting-edge authors and ideas to the heart of the city.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion

Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, Baltimore’s fastest-growing independent bookstore, brings you the best of the left in this annual installment to the Baltimore Book Festival. Now in its eighth year, the Radical Bookfair pavilion features talks by Tim Wise, Cherríe Moraga, D. Watkins, and many more.

Stage: Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Rash Field



Friday, September 25




6:30PM

D. Watkins, The Beast Side Release Party!

Join us for a Friday night reading and party to celebrate the release of the first book of essays from D. Watkins, recently named Baltimore’s Best Writer by Baltimore Magazine!

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Saturday, September 26




1PM-2PM

Natasha Bowens, The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming

Author and farmer Natasha Bowens (brown.girl.farming) explores the critical issues that lie at the intersection of race and food.

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2PM-3PM

Tim Wise, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich, and Sacrificing the Future of America

Critical commentary on the roots and ramifications of radical inequality in our nation, from one of our most prolific public intellectuals, Tim Wise.

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3PM-4PM

Steve Inskeep, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition, delves into the troubling history of the greatest American land grab: the conquest of Native lands under President Andrew Jackson.

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4PM-5PM

Johanna Fernández & Mumia Abu-Jamal, Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Baltimore Book Festival celebrates the release of this new collection of essays by incarcerated poet, journalist, and political activist, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Johanna Fernández, editor, joins us to discuss Mumia’s work, life, and enduring legacy.

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5PM-6PM

Youth Poetry Slam, presented by DewMore Baltimore

Don’t miss these amazing youth poets, as they perform original works of poetry and spoken word live onstage at the Radical Bookfair Pavilion

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5PM-6PM

Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach, author of Go the F*ck to Sleep celebrates the release of Benjamin Franklin: Pain in my A**.

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Sunday, September 27




1PM-2PM

Celebrating Baltimore Zinesters, with readings by China Martens, Beast Grrrl, and other friends

Charm City boasts a vibrant and constantly growing zine culture! Red Emma’s hosts a panel discussion with some of the most exciting newcomers to the scene, and longtime local favorites as well.

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2PM-3PM

Cherríe Moraga, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Legendary feminist, playwright, and activist Cherríe Moraga joins the Baltimore Book Festival for a rare Baltimore appearance to discuss the re-release and contemporary legacy of her groundbreaking collection, This Bridge Called My Back, co-edited in 1981 with Gloria Anzaldúa

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3PM-4PM

Ben Hedin, Courtland Cox, and Betty Robinson, In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now

Published on the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery, Alabama marches, Ben Hedin analyzes the legacy of the Civil Rights movement, and illuminates the work that continues to be done today. With SNCC leader Courtland Cox, and local activist & author, Betty Garman Robinson

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Plan Your Visit

When:

Sept 25-27, 2015
Fri-Sun: llam - 7pm

Where:

Baltimore Inner Harbor

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