Baltimore Book Festival: 2016 Calendar of Events

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

TimeEventStage
11amTake a Chance on Romance: Book Cover BingoMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
11AM-12PMBook Speed DatingSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
11AM-1PMSwordplayCHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
11AM-6:30PMDemos and Tastings on the Food for Thought StageFOOD FOR THOUGHT STAGE
11AM-7PMENTER-TO-WIN: Amy Schumer LIVE at Royal Farms Arena November12INNER HARBOR STAGE
12-1PMDrawing Characters With S.T.E.A.M.GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
12-1PMPEN/Faulkner Foundation Writers in Schools ProgramLITERARY SALON
12-1PMBaltimore City Public SchoolsMUSIC STAGE
12-1PMRead Beyond BordersSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
12PMA Hero for All SeasonsMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
12PM-1PMJordan Goodman of BeatwellENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
12PM-2PMFree Friday FeedbackCITYLIT STAGE
12PM-2PMPets on WheelsTOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
1-2PMYou Got Romance in My Science Fiction & FantasySCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
1PMYoung Adult Author’s Chat: Keeping the thrills, chills, and romance readers love in ya fictionMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
1PM-2PMFelicia Cooper, “The Girl Who Swallowed the Sun”ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
1:30-2:30PMDBSMUSIC STAGE
2-3PMCreativity in ComicsGEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
2-3PMHow to Come Across as a Professional Writer When You’re Just Starting OutSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
2-5PMAll the World’s A StageCHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
2PMHeriones Get Stuff DoneMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
2PM-3PMBetween the Pages, Behind the Scenes: The Art and Words of James Ransome and Lesa Cline-RansomeENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
2:30-3PMNational Aquarium Animal EncounterPAWS & PAGES STAGE
3-4PMGreg Hatza ORGANizationMUSIC STAGE
3PMYes, I Write Like That!MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
3PM-4PMCharm Journal: Student readingsIVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
3PM-4PMThe Future of Science Fiction & FantasySCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
3PM-5PMPlaying with Book PagesTOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
3:30PM-4:30PMVelya Jancz-Urban, Whooo Eats What?ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
4-5PMGetting Published: The Nitty GrittySCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
4PMShe’s So Sweet: Lights Out, Closed DoorMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
4PM-6PMBaltimore County Public LibraryIVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
5-6PMShall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
5-6PMBringing Sexy Back… to the FutureSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
5PM-6PMCHARM: Voices of Baltimore YouthENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
5PM-6PMLarry Noto with Kevin CowherdCITYLIT STAGE
5PM-6PMHITTING THE BIG TIME: THE JOURNEY TO MAKING THE LISTS – NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and THE WALL STREET JOURNALMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
5:30PM-6:30PMMaryland SPCA picks: Best Children & YA Pet BooksPAWS & PAGES STAGE
6-7PMYour Best Beginning: A Live CritiqueSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
6-7PMBond Street DistrictMUSIC STAGE
6PMWriting Heat: It’s Getting Steamy in HereMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
6PM-7PMSmile, Hon, You’re In BaltimoreCITYLIT STAGE
6PM-7PMDance Dance Revolution PartyENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
6PM-7PMSarah Jaffe presents Necessary Trouble: Americans in RevoltRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION

Saturday, September 24

TimeEventStage
10AM-7PMFree AdmissionTOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
10:30AM-12:30PMPlaying with Book PagesTOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
11AMContemporary Romance: Hot Genre, Hotter HeroesMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
11AM-11:30AMNational Aquarium Animal EncounterPAWS & PAGES STAGE
11AM-12PMPop Culture Parade: Presented by Geppi’s Entertainment MuseumGEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
11AM-12PMYou Got Science in My Fiction: Real Science, Fake Worlds; Fake Science, Real WorldsSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
11AM-1PMSwordplayCHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
11AM-1PMPets on WheelsTOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
11AM-7PMENTER-TO-WIN: Amy Schumer LIVE at Royal Farms Arena November12INNER HARBOR STAGE
11:30AM-12:30PMSly 45MUSIC STAGE
11:30AM-12:30PMMSAC Individual Artist Award Winners: Fiction/Creative NonfictionCITYLIT STAGE
11:30AM-1PMWriters and WordsIVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
12-1PMMikita Brottman, “Maximum Security Book Club”INNER HARBOR STAGE
12-1PMBronwen Dickey, “Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon”PAWS & PAGES STAGEE
12-1PMDangerous Voices Variety HourSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
12PMNew Adult: Spicy Hot, Emotional, from the Heart, and What Makes This Romance Genre a Must Read!MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
12PM-1PMMatthew Swanson, Illustrated by Robbi Behr, Babies Ruin EverythingENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
12PM-1PMRussell Rickford presents We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical ImaginationRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
12:30-1:30PMThomas Dolby, “THE SPEED OF SOUND: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology”LITERARY SALON
1-2PMGlen Weldon, “The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture”GEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
1-2PMFrom Darth Vader to Hermione Granger: Memorable Characters in SF & FantasySCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
1-2PMTom PrincipatoMUSIC STAGE
1:15-2:15PMVelya Jancz-Urban, How Cool Is That?! Hands On Science, Owl Pellet Dissection WorkshopPAWS & PAGES STAGE
1PMContemporary Romance: Fun, Flirty and FabulousMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
1PM-2PMWriters in Baltimore Schools: Student Response to Claudia Rankine’s CITIZENCITYLIT STAGE
1PM-2PMSusan Stockdale, Fabulous Fishes and Bring on the BirdsENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
1PM-2PMYago Colás presents Ball Don’t Lie! Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of BasketballRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
1:30PM-2:30PMJessica Blau: Trouble with LexieIVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
2-3PMHeather Christo, “Pure Delicious”FOOD FOR THOUGHT STAGE
2-3PMBe Your Own SuperheroGEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
2-3PMLong Ago and Far Away: History in SF & FantasySCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
2PMCelebrating 75 Years of Avon Romance: Author Chat with AvonN AuthorsMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
2PM-3PMOpen Circle Read & ResponseCITYLIT STAGE
2PM-3PMTerry McMillan, “I Almost Forgot About You”LITERARY SALON
2PM-3PMPM Press presents Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front LinesRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
2:30-3:30PMTropik SolMUSIC STAGE
2:30-3PMNational Aquarium Animal EncounterPAWS & PAGES STAGE
3-4PMYou Can’t Do That: Limitations on Magic & Science in WorldbuildingSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
3-5PM“Desdemona”MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
3PM-4PMGames with YA AuthorsENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
3PM-4PMNalo Hopkinson in focusRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
3PM-4PMClaudia Kalb, Andy Warhol Was a Hoader: Inside the Minds of History’s Greatest PersonalitiesINNER HARBOR STAGE
3:30-4:30PMNational Aquarium Presents: Sustainable Seafood PanelFOOD FOR THOUGHT STAGE
3:30PM-4:30PMSirius Business: Afro-Speculative LiteratureCITYLIT STAGE
4-5PMBlack Sci-Fi: Our Voices, Our ImaginationSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
4-5PMPoetry Hour with Sharea D. Harris, Chris Mason, Kondwani Fidel and Aurora Engle-PrattINNER HARBOR STAGE
4-5PMMikita Brottman, The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, and Artistic Dog Lovers and Their Exceptional AnimalsPAWS & PAGES STAGE
4-5PMThurgood Marshall BandMUSIC STAGE
4-5PMThe Pain and Joy of Writing ComicsGEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
4PMDo the Timewalk: Historical Romance for the AgesMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
4PM-5PMDebbie Kalb, The President and Me: George Washington and the Magic HatENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
4PM-5PMPatricia Hill Collins presents IntersectionalityRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
4PM-6PMD. Watkins Presents: New VoicesIVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
4:30PM-5:30PMNew ReleasesCITYLIT STAGE
5-6PMSecond Breakfast & Snozzberries: Food in SF & FantasySCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
5-6PMShall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
5PMBehold the Trends in RomancelandiaMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
5PM-6PMBecky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo SapiensENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
5PM-6PMAfrofuturism featuring Nalo Hopkinson, DJ Spooky, and moreRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
5:30-6:30PMAztec SunMUSIC STAGE
5:30-7PMThe Stoop Storytelling SeriesLITERARY SALON
5:30PM-7PMCharles Bock and Leslie JamisonCCITYLIT STAGE
6-7PMMeet the Authors PartySCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
6PMWriting EroticC Romance: Are There any Taboos Left to Explore? What the Authors Say…MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE

Sunday, September 25

TimeEventStage
11AMWhyY Happy Ever After Sells Swoony, Sassy, Sexy StoriesMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
11AM-12PMWorldbuilding for Science Fiction & FantasySCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
11AM-12PMThe MudbugsMUSIC STAGE
12:30pm-3:30pmPlaying with Book PagesTOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
11AM-1PMSwordplayCHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
11AM-6PMFree AdmissionTOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
11AM-7PMENTER-TO-WIN: Amy Schumer LIVE at Royal Farms Arena November12INNER HARBOR STAGE
12-1PMKim Manuelides, Getting Home: For Some Dogs, It Just Isn’t EasyPAWS & PAGES STAGE
12-1PMAllision & Matt Robicelli, “Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes”
The ultimate guide to gourmet
FOOD FOR THOUGHT STAGE
12-1PMThe Art of Drawing ChibiGEPPI’S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM COMIC PAVILION
12-1PMBeyond the Hunger Games: YA SF & FantasySCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
12PMHistorical Romance—Kilt or no Kilt or Why Jamie FraserR Isn’t All There is…MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
12PM-1PMAutobiography through Performance and PoetryCITYLIT STAGE
12PM-1PMJewish Museum of MarylandENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
12PM-1PMCarl Hiaasen, “Razor Girl”LITERARY SALON
12PM-1PMJudy Colbert, 100 Things To Do in Baltimore Before You DieINNER HARBOR STAGE
12PM-2PMPets on WheelsTOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
12:30-1:30PMEdjacated PhoolsMUSIC STAGE
12:30PM-3:30PMPlaying with Book PagesTOP OF THE WORLD OBSERVATION LEVEL
1-2PMShort Stories: The Heart of SFFSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
1PMParanormal/Fantasy/SCIFI: The “Now That was Awesome” Author ChatMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
1PM-2PMKelly Starling Lyons, One More Dino on the FloorENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
1PM-2PMMaryland Humanities Presents Jason Reynolds & Brendan KielyLITERARY SALON
1PM-2PMMedea Benjamin presents Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi ConnectionRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
1PM-4PMUniversity Writers’ ProgramIVY BOOKSHOP STAGE
TBDStefany Shaheen, “Elle & Coach”INNER HARBOR STAGE
2-3PMCoexist & Devin JanoMUSIC STAGE
2-3PMPlucky, Snarky, & Sweet: Memorable Girl Characters in YASCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
2-5PMAll the World’s a StageCHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
2PMAuthor Chat: Young Adult Fiction Works for All AgesMARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
2PM-3PMLit & ArtCITYLIT STAGE
2PM-3PMMonica Hesse, Girl in the Blue CoatENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY CHILDREN’S STAGE
2PM-3PMBill Ayers presents Demand the Impossible!: A Radical ManifestoRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
2PM-3PMSarah Gray, “A Life Everlasting: The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science”INNER HARBOR STAGE
2:30-3PMNational Aquarium Animal EncounterPAWS & PAGES STAGE
3-4PMAlejandro DanoisINNER HARBOR STAGE
3-4PMNear Future/Far FutureSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
3PMLuvvie Ajayi: I’m Judging You: The Do-Better ManualLITERARY SALON
3PMTropes in Romance: STEPBROTHERS, Friends-to-Lovers, Secret Babies, Oh My!MARYLAND ROMANCE WRITERS STAGE
3PM-3:30PMLalita Noronha: Poetry as CollageCITYLIT STAGE
3PM-4PMKnocking the Hustle/Policing the Planet: Lester Spence in conversation with Jordan T. Camp and Christina HeathertonRADICAL BOOKFAIR PAVILION
3:30-4:30PMThe PalovationsMUSIC STAGE
3:30PM-4PMDr. Bob Hieronimus: The Secret Life of Lady LibertyCITYLIT STAGE
4-5PMBeyond Game of ThronesSCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY WRITERS OF AMERICA
4-5PMThe Art of Hero Building

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