What not to miss at the 2017 Baltimore Book Festival

By Shae McCoy


The Baltimore Book Festival, brought to you by B.O.P.A. (Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts), will back for its 22nd  year and will be returning to the Baltimore Inner Harbor. This is a festival that caters to the literary arts. There will be book signings, live readings, cooking demonstrations, panel discussions and more to keep you occupied. This event is a family-friendly event, so there will be fun activities that will cater to everyone in the home, from parents, teens, and younger children.

The book festival kicks off on Friday September 22 and ends on Sunday September 24. The festival will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m each day. For this year, there will be 500 presenting authors featured, 11 stages, 90 literary exhibitors and 3,000 plus books that will be available via The Ivy Bookshop. Food and beverage vendors will be available around the promenade. You can expect to see authors such as, radio host and Professor Michael Eric Dyson, (Tears We Cannot Stop); Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, (Purple Hibiscus); Patricia Altschul, Bravo reality TV show (Southern Charm); renowned poet Eileen Myles, (Afterglow: A Dog memoir); Ada Calhoun, (Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give); and many more!

You can find out more about the festival and the full schedule on www.baltimorebookfestival.org.