Sunday

Sunday at the Baltimore Book Festival has a plethora of activities for festival goers from noon-7pm.

Schedule coming soon!

Sunday, September 28, 2014




12PM

Diane Alberts

 Diane Alberts presents her book, Out Of Line Box SetTortured Alpha Hero.

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

12PM

Clare Banks

Clare Banks will present her book, Associate Editor, Smartish Pace.

CityLit Stage Event Details

12PM

Leslie Harrison

Leslie Harrison will present her book, Displacement.

CityLit Stage Event Details

12PM

Ailish Hopper

Ailish Hopper will present her book, Dark-Sky Society.

CityLit Stage Event Details

12PM

Sid Gold

Sid Gold will be presenting Good with Oranges, The Year of The Dog Throwers, Working Vocabulary.

CityLit Stage Event Details

12PM

Sally Rosen Kindred

Sally Rosen Kindred will present her book, Book of Asters.

CityLit Stage Event Details

12PM

Zine Swap!

Come and trade your self-published zines!

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

12PM

Josie Iselin, An Ocean Garden: The Secret life of Seaweed

Photographer, writer and book designer, Josie Iselin talks about the process she uses for making her stunning portraits of the natural world around us. She discusses the fun and exciting science of seaweed and introduces the audience to some of the spectacular but common species on both the east and west coasts! Her presentation is accompanied by the stunning images she has produced for her newest book, An Ocean Garden.

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

12PM

Jeff VanderMeer: The Southern Reach Trilogy

Award-winning speculative fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer discusses his novels about a government expedition to the mysterious Area X.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

12PM

Kathy Wakile (Real Housewives of New Jersey), Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts that Keep Life Sweet

Food For Thought Stage Event Details

12PM-1PM

Science in Science Fiction: Fun and Imagination

Our panel of scientists will discuss exciting new ideas in science. How do you extrapolate known science into the realm of "What if?" that thrills readers about our genre? Talk with our experts about some of the coolest ideas out there and how we can use them in fiction.

Panelists: Jack Clemons, Bud Sparhawk, Fran Wilde, Catherine Asaro

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

12PM-1PM

MSAC Individual Artist Award Winners: Poetry

Presented by the Maryland State Arts Council, these winners of the annual Individual Artist Awards showcase some of the smartest, sharpest poetry being created in the state today. Hosted by Christine Stewart, program director for literary arts with the Maryland State Arts Council.

AILISH HOPPER is author of Dark~Sky Society, and the chapbook, Bird in the Head. Work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Tidal Basin Review, among others. She’s received support from the Maryland State Arts Council, MacDowell colony, and Yaddo, and teaches at Goucher College.

Sally Rosen Kindred’s poetry books from Mayapple Press are No Eden (2011) and Book of Asters (2014). Her most recent chapbook is Darling Hands, Darling Tongue. She has received two fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her poems have appeared in Quarterly West, Linebreak, and Verse Daily.

Leslie Harrison is the author of the poetry collection Displacement, published by Mariner Books. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, West Branch, Orion, FIELD, Gulf Coast, and The Kenyon Review. She teaches creative writing and literature at Towson University and lives in Baltimore.

Katy Richey’s work has appeared in Rattle, Gargoyle Magazine and Full Moon on K Street: Poems about Washington D.C. She is a Cave Canem and Callaloo fellow. She hosts the Sunday Kind of Love reading series open mic at Busboys and Poets in Washington D.C. and teaches high school ESL and Theater in Maryland.

A native New Yorker, Sid Gold has written two collections of poetry, "Working Vocabulary" (Washington Writers' Publishing House) and "The Year of the Dog Throwers (Broadkill River Press) and a third, "Good with Oranges", is forthcoming on Broadkill River. He is a two-time recipient of an MSAC Individual Artist Award for Poetry and currently has poems in Poet Lore, the Loch Raven Review, and the Free State Review. He lives in Hyattsville MD.

Rebekah Remington’s poetry has appeared in Agni online, Blackbird, The Missouri Review, Ninth Letter, Hayden Ferry’s Review, Rattle, Smartish Pace and elsewhere. Her chapbook Asphalt (CityLit 2013) was selected by Marie Howe for the Clarinda Harriss Poetry Award. A recipient of three Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards, Remington currently lives in Catonsville with her husband and two sons.

Clare Banks is associate editor for Smartish Pace. Her poems have appeared in the Santa Clara Review, BODY, and The Louisville Review, among others. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland and lives in Baltimore City with her family.

This is Katherine McCord’s second MIAA in Poetry. She’s published in such journals as AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW. Her memoir, her third book, MY CIA, was named a top-ten book of 2012 by the REVIEW OF ARTS, LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY and HUMANITIES and added to their ongoing list of Great Nonfiction Reads.

CityLit Stage Event Details

12PM-6PM

JHU Press Book Sale

Browse dozens of titles published by the JHU Press, enjoy special Festival discounts, and meet the authors of some of the Press’s popular books about Baltimore and the region.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

12PM-6PM

Peabody Library Exhibit

Meet the Peabody’s Special Collections staff, learn about the history of this beautiful Mt. Vernon treasure, and see a special exhibit of rare books and archival materials related to Baltimore History.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

12:30PM

Book Signing with JHU Press Authors

Ron Coddington, Faces of the Civil War
Bob Luke, Soldiering for Freedom
 

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

1PM

Peabody Collection Spotlight – Baltimore History

Learn more about some of the surprising books and materials related to Baltimore history that can be found in the collections of Mt. Vernon’s beautiful George Peabody Library.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

1PM

Tooth About Sharks

Enjoy an interactive presentation that will reveal the truth about these incredible aquatic creatures. Explore shark facts and myths. Learn about sharks’ habits, adaptations, and diets. Audience participation is not only encouraged, it’s required

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

1PM

Elaine Eff: The Painted Screens of Baltimore

Folklorist Elaine Eff discusses the genesis and practice of a unique Baltimore art form.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

1PM

Bill T. Barry

When more than 100,000 railroad workers carried out the first national strike in the United States, it started in Baltimore at Camden Yards on July 16, 1877. Local labor educator and organizer Bill Barry has collected his extensive research in the definitive account of how the great railroad strike began in Charm City. The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore focuses in detail on the weeks of the strike both in Baltimore, where two other strikes in the city were also in progress and where 10 innocent bystanders were murdered by the Maryland militia near Baltimore City Hall, and on related strikes across the country.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

1PM

John Thomas Everett

CityLit Stage Event Details

1PM

Mindy Klasky

Mindy Klasky will present her book, The Pros & Cons of Writing Fast.

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

1PM

Reyna Grande, The Distance Between Us

2014 One Maryland One Book author Reyna Grande will speak about her poignant memoir “The Distance Between Us.” Born in Mexico and raised by her grandparents after her parents left to find work in the U.S., at nine years old, Reyna enters the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant to live with her father (she gained legal status at the age of 13). She quickly realizes that life in America is far from perfect, but through hard work, becomes the first in her family to finish college.

Literary Salon Event Details

1PM

Pat LaFrieda, MEAT: Everything You Need to Know

Food For Thought Stage Event Details

1PM

Ronald Garner

Ronald Garner will present his book, Crowd Funding for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Projects.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

1PM-2PM

Crowd-funding for science fiction and fantasy projects

Authors and publishers are crowd-funding their projects in greater numbers every day with sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. These resources can seem daunting at first glance, and you need to know the marketplace and its consumers before you launch a project. But when it works, crowd-funding is an incredible resource. Our speaker Ron Garner of Silence in the Library Publishing has run numerous successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects. He will share methods and tips, talk about the elements common to successful crowd-funding projects, and answer questions from the audience.

Speaker: Ronald Garner

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

2PM

Eric D. Goodman

Eric D. Goodman will present his book, Tracks: A Novel in Stories.

CityLit Stage Event Details

2PM

Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray will present her book, Steadfast: A Spellcaster Novel.

Enoch Pratt Children's Stage Event Details

2PM

Bill T. Jones, Story/Time

Literary Salon Event Details

2PM

Nitin Jagdish

CityLit Stage Event Details

2PM

Avery Flynn

Avery Flynn will present her book Enemies On Tap; Balancing Writing, Jobs, & Family in a discussion panel.

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

2PM

Jeanne Adams

Jeanne Adams presents her book, Sci-Fi & Fantasty Mysteries.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

2PM

Vivi Dumas

Vivi Dumas will present her book, Balancing Writing, Jobs, & Family in a discussion panel.

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

2PM

Stephen Wade: The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Musician and scholar Stephen Wade reveals the stories behind the Library of Congress' historic field recordings.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

2PM

Tom Glenn

Tom Glenn will be presenting his book, No-Accounts.

CityLit Stage Event Details

2PM

Jennifer Keats Curtis, Animal Helpers

University of Maryland graduate Jennifer Keats Curtis can often be found among students and teachers talking about literacy and conservation; she regularly presents writing workshops and author residencies to students. Keats Curtis serves as editor-at-large for Maryland Life magazine and recently took on the role of editor for an exciting new magazine for middle school students. By diligently researching her topic and interviewing real experts, including children working to help preserve and protect local wildlife, the long-time journalist has developed a knack for teaching young children about important ecological issues and what they can do to help. This program will feature a special animal encounter!

National Aquarium's Ocean Exploration Stage Event Details

2PM

Karsonya Wise Whitehead presents Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis

In Notes from a Colored Girl, Loyola University Maryland professor Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead examines the life and experiences of Emilie Frances Davis, a freeborn twenty-one-year-old mulatto woman, through a close reading of three pocket diaries she kept from 1863 to 1865. Whitehead explores Davis's worldviews and politics, her perceptions of both public and private events, her personal relationships, and her place in Philadelphia's free black community in the nineteenth century.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

2PM

Book Talk – Writing (and thinking) about Baltimore

JHU Press authors Gilbert Sandler, Fraser Smith, and Michael Olesker discuss notable events, memorable characters, and what’s changed (along with what hasn’t) in their many years observing and writing about Baltimore. A book signing follows the presentation (Small Town Baltimore, Here Lies Jim Crow, Front Stoops in the Fifties, and other books by these authors).

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

2PM-3:30PM

Lit & Art

Started in 2007, the Lit & Art Reading Series takes place five times a year at the Watermark Gallery near Harborplace. The program features artists who represent various literary genres combined with visual art. Emceed by Aaron Henkin of WYPR’s “The Signal,” which takes listeners on a weekly tour of Baltimore’s cultural landscape. Readers include:

Tom Glenn has worked as an intelligence operative, a musician, a linguist (seven languages), a cryptologist, a government executive, a care-giver for the dying, a leadership coach, and, always, a writer. Apprentice House of Baltimore published his most recent novel, No-Accounts, this year.

Eric D. Goodman is the author of Tracks: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books) set on a train from Baltimore to Chicago. He lives in Baltimore and writes about trains, wombs, and exotic animals gone wild.

Nitin Jagdish was born somewhere on Earth, and lives someplace else on Earth. He works for an employer. His job is to put words into sentences and paragraphs that form all types of government documents. Sometimes, his employer uses those words. When he is not working for his employer, he puts words into sentences and paragraphs that form stories, essays and (very rarely) poems. Sometimes, publishers use those words.

Nathan Leslie Nathan Leslie has published seven books of short fiction, a novel, and a collection of poems; his latest collection of short stories is Sibs (Aqueous Books). He is currently co-editing an a fiction anthology for Texture Press. Liz Moser writes poetry, fiction, essays and memoirs. Many of her published works reflect her Maryland upbringing and residence. Other work, including a chapbook, Spirit Pond and Other Maine Poems (Goose River Press) focuses on mid-coast Maine. Liz received an F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference fiction award and The Potomac Review’s poetry prize, and her poems have appeared in national and regional journals and magazines. She was an editor of The Baltimore Review from 2003 to 2011.

Manzar was born in Tehran, Iran. Her work has been exhibited around the world. Find her permanent collection at the Watermark Gallery.  

CityLit Stage Event Details

2PM-3PM

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mysteries

Mysteries in science fiction are one of the trendiest new subgenres. What happens when you add "What if?" to "Whodonnit?" Join our panelists to discuss detectives, procedure, body disposal in the past, present and future, and more. They will talk about how you can extrapolate all that into the future for science fiction mysteries.

Panelists: Jeanne Adams, Sarah Pinsker, Scott Edelman, Miguelina Perez, Don Sakers

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

2:30PM

Chloe Coscarelli, Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics

Food For Thought Stage Event Details

3PM

Mary Behre

Mary Behre will present her book, Guarded; Sexy Supernaturals in a discussion panel.

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

3PM

Jay Gillen and students from the Baltimore Algebra Project present Educating for Insurgency: The Roles of Young People in Schools of Poverty

Jay Gillen, a Baltimore city public school teacher who has worked with the Baltimore Algebra Project since 1995 to build math literacy among youth of color and youth experiencing poverty in public schools, writes with passion and compassion about the daily lives of poor students trapped in institutions that dismiss and degrade them, offering a poetic manifesto of revolutionary “educational reform” that belongs in the pocket of anyone who currently works in, suffers through, or simply cares about public schooling in this country.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

3PM

Book Talk – Greek Epitaphs, from Cut These Words into My Stone

Poet, filmmaker, and short-list nominee for the 2014 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation, Michael Wolfe, reads from his beautiful book of translations of Greek epitaphs, Cut These Words into My Stone. A book signing follows the presentation.

JHU Press/Peabody Library Event Details

3PM

Dead Baltimore Writers Reading

The University of Baltimore presents dramatic readings from the works of the city's late literary geniuses.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

3PM-4PM

Book discussion with the Baltimore Science Fiction Society

Join the Baltimore Science Fiction club to meet other readers in the Baltimore area, socialize, and discuss their book for the month, The Best of All Possible Worlds, by Karen Lord.

Moderator: Karlo Yeager

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Event Details

3:30PM

Elizabeth Chandler

Elizabeth Chandler will present her book, Everafter (Kissed by an Angel).

Enoch Pratt Children's Stage Event Details

3:30PM

Andrew Auseon

Andrew Auseon will present his book, Alienated.

Enoch Pratt Children's Stage Event Details

3:30PM

MFA/University Writers Slam

Towson University's Michael Downs, University of Baltimore's Kendra Kopelke, Notre Dame of Maryland University's Shelley Puhak and Johns Hopkins University's Mary Jo Salter showcase emerging writers from the city’s creative writing programs.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

3:30PM

David Sax, Tastemakers

Food For Thought Stage Event Details

3:30PM-4PM

Geo-Poe: A Literary Geo-Caching Adventure

x, x, and x—contributors to Geo-Poe—as they read their short short stories and describe the Edgar Alan Poe-themed literary geo-caching “hide-and-seek” adventure in Baltimore throughout October (part of Free Fall Baltimore).

CityLit Stage Event Details

4PM

Christi Barth

Christi Barth will present her book, Planning for Love.

Maryland Romance Writers Stage Event Details

4PM

Rachel Donaldson

Rachel Donaldson will present her book, Roots of The Revival: Folk Music in the United States and Great Britain in the 1950s.

CityLit Stage Event Details

4PM

D. Watkins presents Too Poor for Pop Culture

D. Watkins' essays for Salon and elsewhere, chronicling the struggles and hustles of Black Baltimore and his own trajectory from street dealer to creative writer, are no doubt the first shots fired by a major literary talent in the making. We're excited to welcome D. to the Radical Bookfair as he presents his first two printed collection of essays—published as Red Emma's zines.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

4PM-5:30PM

Nonfiction Presented by the New Mercury Series

The New Mercury, the area’s only on-going nonfiction reading series, takes place every month at the Windup Space in Station North.  Hosted by series curators Deborah Rudacille and John Barry.

Dr. Philip Mackowiak is Professor of Medicine and the Carolyn Frenkil and Selvin Passen History of Medicine Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For almost two decades, he has hosted a series of Historical Clinicopathological Conferences that gave rise to his second book, Post Mortem: Solving History’s Great Medical Mysteries. In 2013, Oxford University Press published a sequel to Post Mortem, entitled Diagnosing Giants: Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World.

Troubled human-ness at the core of Arthur Magida’s work—a homicidal rabbi in New Jersey (in The Rabbi and The Hit Man), an angry Black man in Chicago (in Prophet of Rage), an ambitious clairvoyant in the early years of the Nazi regime (in The Nazi Séance)—that illuminates the chaos at the center of life, a chaos that we ignore at our peril.  He teaches at the Unviersity of Baltimore, where he is writer in residence at the Klein Family School of Communications Design.

In "I Hear America Singing," Rachel Donaldson traces the vibrant history of the twentieth-century folk music revival from its origins in the 1930s through its end in the late 1960s. She investigates the relationship between the revival and concepts of nationalism, showing how key figures in the revival--including Pete Seeger , Alan Lomax, Moses Asch, and Ralph Rinzler--used songs to influence the ways in which Americans understood the values, the culture, and the people of their own nation. Donaldson is an independent scholar and the co-author (with Ronald D. Cohen) of Roots of the Revival: Folk Music in the United States and Great Britain in the 1950s.

CityLit Stage Event Details

5PM

Marshall “Eddie” Conway presents Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther

Join us for a very special conclusion to the 2014 Radical Bookfair as we welcome former political prisoner Eddie Conway to our stage for a discussion of the history of black power in Baltimore City and his current work to rebuild devastated communities and develop street-level youth leadership.

Radical Bookfair Pavilion Event Details

5PM

M.K. Asante: Buck

Award-winning writer, filmmaker and musician M.K. Asante presents his memoir of self-realization and survival.

Ivy Bookshop Stage Event Details

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When:

Sept 26-28, 2014
Fri & Sat: Noon - 8pm
Sun: Noon - 6pm

Where:

Baltimore Inner Harbor

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