MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Baltimore Book Festival is September 24-26, 2010.
In 2010, the 15th annual Baltimore Book Festival welcomes more than 225 celebrity, nationally known and local authors including Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete, Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Nigel Barker, Ree Drummond, Michele Norris, Sherri Sheppard, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Jesse Ventura, Warrent St. John, Amy Dickinson (“Ask Amy”) and Matt & Ted Lee.
Lit & Art will provide readings and music at the CityLit Tent. We will feature:
Lauren Beth Eisenberg is a computer scientist, musician, artist and writer. She is coordinator of the Maryland Writers Association Creative Nonfiction Group and produced Through the Looking Glass at the Capital Fringe Festival.
Eric D. Goodman is a full-time writer and editor. National Public Radio’s WYPR called him “a regular on the Baltimore literary scene.” His work has been published in The Baltimore Review, Writers Weekly, The Potomac, Slow Trains, Freshly Squeezed, JMWW, Scribble, Grub Street, and more. His children’s book, Flightless Goose, is available at www.RunGoose.com. Visit Eric on Facebook or Writeful.blogspot.com.
B. Morrison is the author of a poetry collection, Here at Least, and a memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother, coming out later this year. Her award-winning work has been published in magazines such as The Sun, Sin Fronteras, and Scribble. Visit her website and blog at www.bmorrison.com.
Fernando Quijano III is the Vice President of the Maryland Writer’s Association & author of From the Bottom Up, an op-ed column featured on theurbantwist.com. His work’s been featured in Welter & Smile Hon, You’re in Baltimore. An excerpt from his unpublished novel, Forever, Lilith was included in the Apprentice House anthology Freshly Squeezed. He has been a featured performer at the Baltimore Book Festival, Stoop Storytelling, & The Signal on WYPR. You can find more of his work at thewordpimpspits.blogspot.com.
Red Tractor Factory is a band out of Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C.
Manzar was born in Tehran, Iran. Her art has been exhibited throughout the country and around the world. Manzar served as chair of the Multicultural Outreach Program of the Maryland State Arts Council and she founded of IMA of America. Manzar’s permanent collection is housed at the Watermark Gallery in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.