Mt Vernon Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Mark your calendars for the 13th annual Baltimore Book Festival in 2008, the mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of the literary arts. The Baltimore Book Festival features both nationally known and local authors including Dr. Cornel West, Naomi Wolf, Walter Moseley, Congresswomen Linda and Loretta Sanchez, Iyanla Vanzant, Daniel Mark Epstein and Omar Tyree, poetry readings, children’s activities, cookbook demonstrations by chefs such as Martin Yan, George Duran and The Hearty Boys, live music and more than 100 exhibitors and book sellers.
Literary Arts is a major part of the city’s history and the Baltimore Book Festival celebrates Baltimore’s creative and literary culture. Highlights include an assortment of new activities at the Creative Café, Literary Salon presented by Bank of America, Children’s Bookstore Stage presented by Verizon, Food For Thought Stage, CityLit Stage and the new School of Lit Stage. The different stages and highlights offer an eclectic and diverse aspect to the Baltimore Book Festival. The Literary Salon is home to nationally known authors and panel discussions. The Creative Café offers short story readings, writing workshops, and poetry slams. The Children’s Bookstore Stage presents the nation’s best children’s writers and illustrators such as Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin, Judy Schachner and special guest Sonia Manzano from Sesame Street. The CityLit Stage features a variety of literary arts including first time authors, panels on engaging topics, tips for aspiring writers, and insight into the book business. Some of the nation's most prominent chefs and cookbook authors take the Food for Thought Stage. The School of Lit Stage features the literary talents of faculty and students from area colleges and universities. On the Book Festival Music Stage, regional bands get festival-goers moving with wonderful jazz, blues, reggae, soul, funk, and more. A variety of food and beverages are also available.

Official Website:

Added by BookDivas on September 16, 2008