09 September 2010

Baltimore Book Festival: Read All About It

If you live anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region, mark your calendar for September 24–26. That's the weekend of the 15th annual Baltimore Book Festival, held in historic Mount Vernon Place centered on the 600 block of North Charles Street. Here's just a bit of what's in store:

The three-day festival features more than 200 celebrity and local authors, poetry readings, workshops, children’s activities, panel discussions, cookbook demonstrations, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, live music, food and more.
I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to be able to attend this year's event. There are so many activities, panels, authors, and demonstrations that the press release for the three-day event is four pages long.

I am especially looking forward to being on the panel titled The Wonderful World of Book Blogging, moderated by Heather from Age 30+ . . . A Lifetime of Books. Here's the focus of the discussion:
In recent years book bloggers have breathed new life into the world of books. Join area bloggers as they discuss the concept of book blogging and share blogging basics and current trends. Come find out why book bloggers are a force to be reckoned with. Whether you are an avid blog reader or new to the concept, this panel has something for everyone.
I will be joined by two bloggers who are well known to me, Nicole from Linus's Blanket and Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit, and two new faces, Dave Rosenthal from Read Street and Celeste Solod from Reading Local: Baltimore. I am looking forward to introducing people to the concept of blogging and to engaging with those who are veteran bloggers.

Heather will also be moderating a panel called More from the Book Club Toolkit. Julie from Booking Mama and Swapna from S. Krishna's Books will be joined by Baltimore book club enthusiasts to offer tips and talk about their personal experiences in all kinds of book clubs.

For more information, be sure to visit the Baltimore Book Festival. Oh, and did I mention that there is no need to register and there is no fee? It sounds like the perfect family event.

If you live too far north to get to Baltimore, you might want to try the Eden Mills Writers Festival in Ontario. Check out Heather's post at Books and Quilts for more information.


Beth 9/9/10, 8:21 AM  

Okay, now I'm seriously bummed. You're coming to my neighborhood and I'm leaving town that day to go on vacation! I would love to meet you!

S. Krishna 9/9/10, 8:52 AM  

Great post! I really need to do this at some point. Thanks for the shout-out to the book club panel!

Heather J. 9/9/10, 8:57 AM  

I'm so excited about this! Thanks again for coming down to be on the panel - it's going to be a lot of fun!

bermudaonion 9/9/10, 9:23 AM  

I wish this wasn't the same weekend as SIBA!

TheBookGirl 9/9/10, 9:41 AM  

Thanks for spotlighting this..I didn't know about it, but would love to try and get there...

Julie P. 9/9/10, 12:29 PM  

I need to do a post like this too! LOL! I really need to get on the ball and figure out my weekend plans!

Heather 9/9/10, 8:31 PM  

Bit far for me, though I will be attending the Eden Mills Writers Festival which is nearby for me.

I've added a link to your festival to my festival post.

Marg 9/9/10, 10:33 PM  

Sounds like a lot of fun!

healy 9/9/10, 11:00 PM  

drooling over this event. . sounds good!!hope I'm part of this

Veens 9/10/10, 4:28 AM  

WOW! You guys are doing a lot of good to the Book Blogging community!
I wish I could join you guys!

Andi 9/10/10, 8:03 PM  

Completely envious of all who will be able to attend this bookish hootnanny! Sounds like a wonderfully good time.

Alice Teh 9/11/10, 9:03 AM  

I'll be here reading all about it since I can't participate or visit!

Christy 9/12/10, 2:18 PM  

That's weird that they scheduled it on the same weekend as the National Book Festival in D.C., which is where I'm going on Sat. the 25th. Have fun at the Baltimore festival though!

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