Schedule Highlights

Book Festival

September 28, 2006

There's never a dull moment on this weekend's event schedule, which includes everything from live music to staged readings and a crab feast. For a complete list, see



5 p.m. -- Pale Stars, indie rock

6:30 p.m. -- Jah Works, reggae

8 p.m. -- Mary Lou & the Untouchables, rock 'n' roll


Noon -- Elliot Levin, funk

1:30 p.m. -- Dr. Steve Kraemer, blues

3 p.m. -- The Crawdaddies, zydeco

4:30 p.m. -- Rude Dogs Rhythm Revue, blues

6 p.m. -- Cafe Red, R&B/soul


Noon -- Junkyard Saints, zydeco

1:30 p.m. -- Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Players, blues

3 p.m. -- NowChild Nation, funk

4:30 p.m. -- Chopteeth, Afro-funk

6 p.m. -- The Players, ska/reggae



6:30 p.m. -- Ladies' Night Out, a panel discussion about love, life and fashion moderated by Kate White, editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan magazine. Includes complimentary martinis and wine for women only.

8 p.m. -- Christine Vachon, A Killer Life: How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals & Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond, hosted by John Waters


11 a.m. -- Thomas D. Jones, Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir

Noon -- Tom Schaller, Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South

1 p.m. -- Jason Miccolo Johnson, Soul Sanctuary

2 p.m. -- Gayle Danley, Pretty Swingin': A musical journey of poems and stories

3 p.m. -- Patricia Carrington, Julia Collins, Claudia Gerbasi, Ann Haynes, Love You, Mean It: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Friendship

4 p.m. -- Eleanor Herman, Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers and Passionate Politics

5 p.m. -- Joseph C. Phillips, He Talk Like a White Boy

6 p.m. -- Only In America! A look into modern pop culture


11 a.m. -- Kevin Clash, My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud

1 p.m. -- Amy Goodman, Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back

2 p.m. -- Hill Harper, Letters to a Young Brother - MANifest Your Destiny

3 p.m. -- Christopher Paul Curtis, The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963, Baltimore's Book 2006.

4 p.m. -- Sy Montgomery, The Good Good Pig

5:30 p.m. -- Frank Warren, PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives



6 p.m. -- "Books and Brew," a literary happy hour with local writers and music


11 a.m. -- Maryland Writers Association/Austin Camacho, featuring writers published in MWA "Scribble"

12:30 p.m. -- Jules Witcover, The Making of an Ink-Stained Wretch: Half a Century Pounding the Political Beat

1:30 p.m. -- From the Beat to Books: Journalists Turned Authors

3 p.m. -- Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, Mencken: The American Iconoclast

4 p.m. -- Sports Stories

5:30 p.m. -- The Wine Writers


11 p.m. -- "Write Here, Write Now," writers from the Creative Alliance Workshop

12:30 p.m. -- Bob Hieronimus, Founding Fathers, Secret Societies

1:30 p.m. -- Trade Secrets: Agents and Authors Tell All

3 p.m. -- Kevin KAL Kallaugher, KAL Draws Criticism

4 p.m. -- New Authors: You Never Forget Your First Time



5:30 p.m. -- Children's Book Illustrator Panel Discussion


11:30 a.m. -- Melissa Sweet, The Boy Who Drew Birds

Noon -- Marla Frazee, Walk On!

12:30 p.m. -- Chris Raschka, Five for a Little One

1 p.m. -- Gail Page, How to be a Good Dog

1:30 p.m. -- Paul Zelinksy, Toys Go Out

2 p.m. -- Kevin Hawkes, When Giants Come to Play

2:30 p.m. -- Susan Roth, Great Big Guinea Pigs

3 p.m. -- Dan Greenburg, Secrets of Dripping Fang

3:30 p.m. -- E.D. Baker, Frog Princess

4:30 p.m. -- New Sleuths on the Block: Gilda Joyce, Lulu Dark, Kiki Strike and the Sisters Grimm


Noon -- Jessica Harper, A Place Called Kindergarten

12:30 p.m. -- Eric Drachman, Leo the Lightning Bug and A Frog Thing

1 p.m. -- Laura Schlitz, Drowned Maiden's Hair

1:30 p.m. -- Richard Yarde, Stompin' at the Savoy

2 p.m. -- Kevin O'Malley, Miss Malarky Leaves No Reader Behind

2:30 p.m. -- Paul Hoppe, Travis and Freddy's Adventures in Las Vegas

3 p.m. -- Jean Helprin Diehl and Kathryn Freeman, Loon Chase

3:30 p.m. -- Erica Perl, Ninety-Three in My Family



6 p.m. -- How to Succeed in the Music Industry


11 a.m. -- KaribuKIDS, story time, games and performances

1 p.m. -- Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Reading and Forum: The State of the Black Poet

3 p.m. -- Behind the Pages

5 p.m. -- The Real Deal: Making Real Estate a Reality for You


Noon -- From Zora to EJD! Black Greeks Continue to Make Strides in the Literary Arena

3 p.m. -- How to Start Writing for the Kingdom



6:30 p.m. -- Phillips Seafood Crab Feast


11 a.m. -- Sheilah Kaufman, Simply Irresistible

Noon -- Nathalie Dupree, Shrimp & Grits Cookbook

2 p.m. -- Annie Wayte, Keep it Seasonal

3 p.m. -- Jennifer Rubell, Real Life Entertaining

4 p.m. -- Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarborough, The Ultimate

6 p.m. -- Aliza Green, Starting with Ingredients


11 a.m. -- David A. Taylor, Ginseng, the Divine Root

Noon -- McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Cookbook

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