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Baltimore Book Festival: 2016 Calendar of Events

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This list of planned events / calendar of events for the Baltimore Book Festival. The Baltimore Book Festival is an event that features numerous book signings, exhibits of upcoming books, literature from current and upcoming booksellers, non-stop readings from famous authors, workshops, poetry slams, kid-friendly themes and projects that also features food, wine and beer from local producers and manufacturers.

Friday, September 23

Time Event Stage
11am Take a Chance on Romance: Book Cover Bingo MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
11AM-12PM Book Speed Dating SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
11AM-1PM Swordplay CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
11AM-6:30PM Demos and Tastings on the Food for Thought Stage FOOD FOR THOUGHT STAGE
11AM-7PM ENTER-TO-WIN: Amy Schumer LIVE at Royal Farms Arena November12 INNER HARBOR STAGE
12-1PM Drawing Characters With S.T.E.A.M. GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
12-1PM PEN/Faulkner Foundation Writers in Schools Program LITERARY SALON
12-1PM Baltimore City Public Schools MUSIC STAGE
12-1PM Read Beyond Borders SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
12PM A Hero for All Seasons MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
12PM-1PM Jordan Goodman of Beatwell ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
12PM-2PM Free Friday Feedback CITYLIT STAGE
12PM-2PM Pets on Wheels TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
1-2PM You Got Romance in My Science Fiction & Fantasy SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
1PM Young Adult Author’s Chat: Keeping the thrills, chills, and romance readers love in ya fiction MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
1PM-2PM Felicia Cooper, “The Girl Who Swallowed the Sun” ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
1:30-2:30PM DBS MUSIC STAGE
2-3PM Creativity in Comics GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
2-3PM How to Come Across as a Professional Writer When You’re Just Starting Out SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
2-5PM All the World’s A Stage CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
2PM Heriones Get Stuff Done MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
2PM-3PM Between the Pages, Behind the Scenes: The Art and Words of James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
2:30-3PM National Aquarium Animal Encounter PAWS & PAGES STAGE
3-4PM Greg Hatza ORGANization MUSIC STAGE
3PM Yes, I Write Like That! MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
3PM-4PM Charm Journal: Student readings IVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
3PM-4PM The Future of Science Fiction & Fantasy SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
3PM-5PM Playing with Book Pages TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
3:30PM-4:30PM Velya Jancz-Urban, Whooo Eats What? ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
4-5PM Getting Published: The Nitty Gritty SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
4PM She’s So Sweet: Lights Out, Closed Door MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
4PM-6PM Baltimore County Public Library IVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
5-6PM Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
5-6PM Bringing Sexy Back… to the Future SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
5PM-6PM CHARM: Voices of Baltimore Youth ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
5PM-6PM Larry Noto with Kevin Cowherd CITYLIT STAGE
5PM-6PM HITTING THE BIG TIME: THE JOURNEY TO MAKING THE LISTS – NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
5:30PM-6:30PM Maryland SPCA picks: Best Children & YA Pet Books PAWS & PAGES STAGE
6-7PM Your Best Beginning: A Live Critique SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
6-7PM Bond Street District MUSIC STAGE
6PM Writing Heat: It’s Getting Steamy in Here MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
6PM-7PM Smile, Hon, You’re In Baltimore CITYLIT STAGE
6PM-7PM Dance Dance Revolution Party ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
6PM-7PM Sarah Jaffe presents Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION

Saturday, September 24

Time Event Stage
10AM-7PM Free Admission TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
10:30AM-12:30PM Playing with Book Pages TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
11AM Contemporary Romance: Hot Genre, Hotter Heroes MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
11AM-11:30AM National Aquarium Animal Encounter PAWS & PAGES STAGE
11AM-12PM Pop Culture Parade: Presented by Geppi’s Entertainment Museum GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
11AM-12PM You Got Science in My Fiction: Real Science, Fake Worlds; Fake Science, Real Worlds SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
11AM-1PM Swordplay CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
11AM-1PM Pets on Wheels TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
11AM-7PM ENTER-TO-WIN: Amy Schumer LIVE at Royal Farms Arena November12 INNER HARBOR STAGE
11:30AM-12:30PM Sly 45 MUSIC STAGE
11:30AM-12:30PM MSAC Individual Artist Award Winners: Fiction/Creative Nonfiction CITYLIT STAGE
11:30AM-1PM Writers and Words IVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
12-1PM Mikita Brottman, “Maximum Security Book Club” INNER HARBOR STAGE
12-1PM Bronwen Dickey, “Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon” PAWS & PAGES STAGEE
12-1PM Dangerous Voices Variety Hour SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
12PM New Adult: Spicy Hot, Emotional, from the Heart, and What Makes This Romance Genre a Must Read! MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
12PM-1PM Matthew Swanson, Illustrated by Robbi Behr, Babies Ruin Everything ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
12PM-1PM Russell Rickford presents We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
12:30-1:30PM Thomas Dolby, “THE SPEED OF SOUND: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology” LITERARY SALON
1-2PM Glen Weldon, “The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture” GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
1-2PM From Darth Vader to Hermione Granger: Memorable Characters in SF & Fantasy SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
1-2PM Tom Principato MUSIC STAGE
1:15-2:15PM Velya Jancz-Urban, How Cool Is That?! Hands On Science, Owl Pellet Dissection Workshop PAWS & PAGES STAGE
1PM Contemporary Romance: Fun, Flirty and Fabulous MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
1PM-2PM Writers in Baltimore Schools: Student Response to Claudia Rankine’s CITIZEN CITYLIT STAGE
1PM-2PM Susan Stockdale, Fabulous Fishes and Bring on the Birds ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
1PM-2PM Yago Colás presents Ball Don’t Lie! Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
1:30PM-2:30PM Jessica Blau: Trouble with Lexie IVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
2-3PM Heather Christo, “Pure Delicious” FOOD FOR THOUGHT STAGE
2-3PM Be Your Own Superhero GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
2-3PM Long Ago and Far Away: History in SF & Fantasy SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
2PM Celebrating 75 Years of Avon Romance: Author Chat with AvonN Authors MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
2PM-3PM Open Circle Read & Response CITYLIT STAGE
2PM-3PM Terry McMillan, “I Almost Forgot About You” LITERARY SALON
2PM-3PM PM Press presents Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
2:30-3:30PM Tropik Sol MUSIC STAGE
2:30-3PM National Aquarium Animal Encounter PAWS & PAGES STAGE
3-4PM You Can’t Do That: Limitations on Magic & Science in Worldbuilding SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
3-5PM “Desdemona” MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
3PM-4PM Games with YA Authors ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
3PM-4PM Nalo Hopkinson in focus RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
3PM-4PM Claudia Kalb, Andy Warhol Was a Hoader: Inside the Minds of History’s Greatest Personalities INNER HARBOR STAGE
3:30-4:30PM National Aquarium Presents: Sustainable Seafood Panel FOOD FOR THOUGHT STAGE
3:30PM-4:30PM Sirius Business: Afro-Speculative Literature CITYLIT STAGE
4-5PM Black Sci-Fi: Our Voices, Our Imagination SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
4-5PM Poetry Hour with Sharea D. Harris, Chris Mason, Kondwani Fidel and Aurora Engle-Pratt INNER HARBOR STAGE
4-5PM Mikita Brottman, The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional Animals PAWS & PAGES STAGE
4-5PM Thurgood Marshall Band MUSIC STAGE
4-5PM The Pain and Joy of Writing Comics GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
4PM Do the Timewalk: Historical Romance for the Ages MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
4PM-5PM Debbie Kalb, The President and Me: George Washington and the Magic Hat ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
4PM-5PM Patricia Hill Collins presents Intersectionality RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
4PM-6PM D. Watkins Presents: New Voices IVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
4:30PM-5:30PM New Releases CITYLIT STAGE
5-6PM Second Breakfast & Snozzberries: Food in SF & Fantasy SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
5-6PM Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
5PM Behold the Trends in Romancelandia MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
5PM-6PM Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
5PM-6PM Afrofuturism featuring Nalo Hopkinson, DJ Spooky, and more RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
5:30-6:30PM Aztec Sun MUSIC STAGE
5:30-7PM The Stoop Storytelling Series LITERARY SALON
5:30PM-7PM Charles Bock and Leslie Jamison CCITYLIT STAGE
6-7PM Meet the Authors Party SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
6PM Writing EroticC Romance: Are There any Taboos Left to Explore? What the Authors Say… MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE

Sunday, September 25

Time Event Stage
11AM WhyY Happy Ever After Sells Swoony, Sassy, Sexy Stories MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
11AM-12PM Worldbuilding for Science Fiction & Fantasy SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
11AM-12PM The Mudbugs MUSIC STAGE
12:30pm-3:30pm Playing with Book Pages TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
11AM-1PM Swordplay CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
11AM-6PM Free Admission TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
11AM-7PM ENTER-TO-WIN: Amy Schumer LIVE at Royal Farms Arena November12 INNER HARBOR STAGE
12-1PM Kim Manuelides, Getting Home: For Some Dogs, It Just Isn’t Easy PAWS & PAGES STAGE
12-1PM Allision & Matt Robicelli, “Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes”
The ultimate guide to gourmet
FOOD FOR THOUGHT STAGE
12-1PM The Art of Drawing Chibi GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
12-1PM Beyond the Hunger Games: YA SF & Fantasy SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
12PM Historical Romance—Kilt or no Kilt or Why Jamie FraserR Isn’t All There is… MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
12PM-1PM Autobiography through Performance and Poetry CITYLIT STAGE
12PM-1PM Jewish Museum of Maryland ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
12PM-1PM Carl Hiaasen, “Razor Girl” LITERARY SALON
12PM-1PM Judy Colbert, 100 Things To Do in Baltimore Before You Die INNER HARBOR STAGE
12PM-2PM Pets on Wheels TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
12:30-1:30PM Edjacated Phools MUSIC STAGE
12:30PM-3:30PM Playing with Book Pages TOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
1-2PM Short Stories: The Heart of SFF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
1PM Paranormal/Fantasy/SCIFI: The “Now That was Awesome” Author Chat MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
1PM-2PM Kelly Starling Lyons, One More Dino on the Floor ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
1PM-2PM Maryland Humanities Presents Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely LITERARY SALON
1PM-2PM Medea Benjamin presents Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
1PM-4PM University Writers’ Program IVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
TBD Stefany Shaheen, “Elle & Coach” INNER HARBOR STAGE
2-3PM Coexist & Devin Jano MUSIC STAGE
2-3PM Plucky, Snarky, & Sweet: Memorable Girl Characters in YA SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
2-5PM All the World’s a Stage CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
2PM Author Chat: Young Adult Fiction Works for All Ages MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
2PM-3PM Lit & Art CITYLIT STAGE
2PM-3PM Monica Hesse, Girl in the Blue Coat ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
2PM-3PM Bill Ayers presents Demand the Impossible!: A Radical Manifesto RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
2PM-3PM Sarah Gray, “A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science” INNER HARBOR STAGE
2:30-3PM National Aquarium Animal Encounter PAWS & PAGES STAGE
3-4PM Alejandro Danois INNER HARBOR STAGE
3-4PM Near Future/Far Future SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
3PM Luvvie Ajayi: I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual LITERARY SALON
3PM Tropes in Romance: STEPBROTHERS, Friends-to-Lovers, Secret Babies, Oh My! MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
3PM-3:30PM Lalita Noronha: Poetry as Collage CITYLIT STAGE
3PM-4PM Knocking the Hustle/Policing the Planet: Lester Spence in conversation with Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton RADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
3:30-4:30PM The Palovations MUSIC STAGE
3:30PM-4PM Dr. Bob Hieronimus: The Secret Life of Lady Liberty CITYLIT STAGE
4-5PM Beyond Game of Thrones SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
4-5PM The Art of Hero Building

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