Baltimore Book Festival

September 30, 2006

The 11th annual Baltimore Book Festival continues from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. today and tomorrow at Mount Vernon Place, 600 block of N. Charles St. Admission is free. Today and tomorrow's highlights are below. For a complete list, see baltimorebookfestival.com.

MUSIC STAGE

TODAY

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

TOMORROW

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

LITERARY SALON

TODAY

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

TOMORROW

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

CITYLIT STAGE

TODAY

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

TOMORROW

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

CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORE STAGE

TODAY

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

TOMORROW

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

KARIBU BOOKS STAGE

TODAY

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

TOMORROW

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

FOOD FOR THOUGHT STAGE

TODAY

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

6 p.m.

Aliza Green, Starting With Ingredients

TOMORROW

11 a.m.

David A. Taylor, Ginseng, the Divine Root

Noon

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Cookbook

1 p.m.

G. Garvin, Turn Up the Heat With G. Garvin

2 p.m.

John Shields, Coastal Cooking

3 p.m.

Sandra Magsamen, Living Artfully

4 p.m.

Allegra Bennett, When a Woman Takes an Axe to a Wall

CREATIVE CAFE

TODAY

Noon

What's Shaking with the Series?

1 p.m.

How to Get That Second Book

2 p.m.

Protecting What Matters: Technology, Liberty and Security since 9/11

3 p.m.

Nick Kotz, Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America

4 p.m.

Poetry and Fiction "Writing Online: What to Read and Where to Get Published"

5 p.m.

Life in the Blogosphere

6 p.m.

Washington Writers' Publishing House

TOMORROW

11 a.m.

Tom Chambers Memorial Reading

Noon

Ellen Handler Spitz, The Brightening Glance: Imagination and Childhood

1 p.m.

Geneology Workshop "Your Family Photos: Their Research and Care"

2 p.m.

Chica Lit

4 p.m.

Writing Historical Fiction

5 p.m.

Poets' Ink Poetry Reading

6 p.m.

Publication reading/party for Bleek's first collection of poetry, Free From Fear, with wine, cheese and music by Rob Reason

BALTIMORE THEATRE ALLIANCE

TODAY

Noon

Playwrights Panel Discussion

1 p.m.

Heritage Theatre Arts Consortium.

2 p.m.

Fell's Point Corner Theatre stages readings from this year's productions, Sight Unseen or Boy Next Door.

3 p.m.

Liberty Showcase Theatre, joined by New Wave Singers

4 p.m.

Baltimore Screenwriters Competition Reading: Stephen Ashman's The Voice

5 p.m.

BPF Staged Readings

TOMORROW

Noon

Keynote speaker

1 p.m.

Theatre Hopkins

2 p.m.

Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre presents scenes from Ben's Extraordinary Experiment, Angels in America, MmmBeth and Hamlette

5 p.m.

BPF Staged Readings

WALTERS ART MUSEUM

TODAY

4 p.m.

Ruby Dee, Life Lit by Some Large Vision: Selected Speeches and Writings by Ossie Davis

TOMORROW

1 p.m.

Sebastian Junger, A Death in Belmont

2:30 p.m.

James McGreevey, The Confession

4 p.m.

Taylor Branch, On Canaan's Edge

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