This weekend, Baltimore will be the center of the publishing universe with The Baltimore Book Festival. This is a great event for book lovers of all ages! The free event takes place September 26th through 29th at Mt. Vernon Place at 600 N. Charles St. There will be hundreds of authors presenting on 10 stages at the festival. Every genre of books from Romance to Science Fiction to Non-Fiction will be represented at the festival. Recent celebrity cook book authors, former Olympian, Brian Boitano, reality TV personality, Kate Gosselin and TV hostess Daphne Oz. These are only a few of the well know authors that will be taking part in the 3 day festival. You can find out more information and see the schedules of their presentations check out the online schedule of events.
There are many tents, booths and stages for every type of book genre. A visitor to the festival can spend all day in one staging area or wander throughout the different areas to hear all different types of writer’s discussions. The stages at the festival include: Children’s Book Store Stage, CityLit Stage, Enoch Pratt free library tent, Food for Thought Stage, George Peabody Stage, Literary Salon, Maryland Romance Writers Stage, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Radical Book Fair Pavilion and the Charm City Comic Book Pavilion. There are activities for the entire family throughout the festival. Don’t miss the Children’s Craft Corridor near the Children’s Book Store Stage.
The author’s books will be sold after their presentations as well as in stores throughout the festival. You might find the vintage copy of your favorite book or discover a new author. The festival is produced by The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts, Inc. This organization is a non-profit 501c3 group which serves as Baltimore’s Art Council, film office and special events agency. The group also produces Artscape, The New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July fireworks at the Inner Harbor and the Baltimore’s Farmer Market and Bazaar. There are also many other local sponsors that without their support, the event would not be able to take place.
The Baltimore Book Festival just launched the Festival App that will give the user author biographies, maps of the stages, schedules, presentations and more. This app is available for apple and android systems. You can also keep up to date with the festival via their Facebook page and Twitter page.
This weekend’s Baltimore Book Festival is the perfect place to lose yourself in a good book, hear about the author’s writing experiences and even get help in writing your own book! Book lovers of all ages will enjoy the free show and share in the wonderful world of reading!