Baltimore Book Festival Marks 10th Year on Sept. 23-25

SOURCE: Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
Dershowitz's book cover
Poster designed by Bryan Collier
The Baltimore Book Festival will be held at Mount Vernon Place, in the 600 block North Charles Street. on Friday, Sept. 23 from 5-9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Considered a premier literary arts celebration in the mid-Atlantic region, the event will feature nationally known authors, poetry readings, cookbook and home and garden demonstrations, live music and more than 125 exhibitors and book sellers.

A special birthday party will mark the event's 10th anniversary on Friday night at 8pm in the Literary Salon, complete with a mini fireworks display at 8:45 p.m. The Salon is presented by the Maryland Humanities Council. Visiting authors will include Candace Bushnell, George Ross, Art Buchwald, T.C. Boyle, Louis Sachar, Frans Johansson, JL King, and Arthur Frommer. Due to health reasons, the appearance by Myrlie Evers-Williams has been cancelled.

Dershowitz's book cover On Sat., Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. at The Walters Art Gallery, Alan Dershowitz will discuss his latest book, The Case for Peace, and Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent, will talk about her new book, Talking Back: Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels.

The CityLit Stage will showcase panels on engaging topics, offer tips for aspiring writers, and provide insights into the book business.

The Creative Café, sponsored by Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society, will offer an expanded Poetry Bar, with short story readings, writing workshops, and poetry slams. Participating authors include Catherine E. Pugh, Shana Yarborough, Michael Salcman, Ned Balbo, Jane Satterfield, Lenett Nef'faatiti Allen, Niki Lee, Julia Wendell, and Piotr Gwiazda.

There's much more than this going on over the weekend. For a complete schedule, visit their webpage.

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This story was published on September 21, 2005.