The free literary arts celebration takes place along the Inner Harbor Promenade from the Inner Harbor Amphitheater to Rash Field from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The book festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a thoughtfully curated food, craft beer, and wine program.
Acclaimed local, regional and national authors appearing at the 2018 festival include award-winning journalist Jonathan Abrams, All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire; National Book Critics Circle Award winner and best-selling author Carol Anderson, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy; David Blight, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; Jack Gilden, Collision of Wills: Johnny Unitas, Don Shula, and the Rise of the Modern NFL, in conversation with author and former sportswriter John Eisenberg; author of four New York Times bestsellers A.J. Jacobs, It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree; 2018 One Maryland One Book author Tim Junkin, Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence; White House Correspondent April Ryan, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House, in conversation with “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker; cookbook author and chef John Shields, The New Chesapeake Kitchen; Nic Stone, Dear Martin; Earl Swift, Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island; author and commentator D. Watkins, The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir, emceeing a conversation with up-and-coming writers; and author and public radio host Marion Winik, The Baltimore Book of the Dead.
For more information visit www.baltimorebookfestival.org.