The Baltimore Book Festival announces dates

The Baltimore Book Festival returns for its 15th year celebration on Sept. 24, 25 and 26.

The festival takes place in historic Mount Vernon Place centered on the 600 block of North Charles Street Sept. 24-25 from 12-8 p.m. and Sept. 26 from 12-7 p.m. The mid-Atlantic’s premier celebration of the literary arts features local and celebrity authors, poetry readings, workshops, children’s activities, panel discussions, cookbook demonstrations, live music, exhibitors and booksellers. The festival is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. 

The Baltimore Book Festival celebrates written works with a weekend full of free literary fun. The festival offers an assortment of engaging and innovative activities at the Literary Salon, Food for Thought Stage, Children’s Bookstore Stage, CityLit Stage, Radical Bookfair Pavilion, Creative Café and BookFestival Music Stage. 

Each stage and tent hosts dynamic and diverse programming. The Literary Salon features nationally-renowned authors and spirited panel discussions. The Food for Thought Stage has distinguished chefs and cookbook authors. Festival-goers can sample food from celebrity chefs’ demonstrations, as well as pick up cooking tips and tasty recipes. 

The Children’s Bookstore Stage is home to some of the nation’s best children and young adult’s writers and illustrators. The CityLit Stage showcases local and regional authors, informative panel discussions, and insider tips for aspiring writers and publishers. Returning for a third year is the Radical Bookfair Pavilion, which hosts prominent radical, independent, and DIY writers and publishers. The Creative Café offers short story and poetry readings, writing workshops, poetry slams and panel discussions. The Book Festival Music Stage has live entertainment from regional singers and musicians during the weekend. In addition, the food and beverages are available throughout the festival.

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