Baltimore Book Festival


I will be attending the Baltimore Book Festival this weekend. There will be panels, a reading, and lots and lots of signing (or, at a minimum, sitting around hoping to sign something). Here’s my schedule:


Friday 2:00-3:00 Writing about social justice in science fiction and fantasy.

Join our panel to talk about science fiction that revolves around issues of social justice here on Earth–and elsewhere. From Ursula Le Guin’s tour de force novel The Dispossessed to the works of MacArthur Fellow Octavia Butler through a plethora of other writers, science fiction and fantasy authors have never shied away from stories that tackled issues of social justice. Talk with our panelists about their favorite examples and yours.

Panelists: Anne K. Gray, Alma Katsu, Sunny Moraine, Alex Shvartsman, Fran Wilde


Friday 3:00-4:00 Signing


Saturday 1:00-2:00 Signing


Saturday 3:00-4:00. Short stories: What’s trending and who are the hot new authors in science fiction and fantasy?

The title says it all! Join our panel of writers to hear about the field of short fiction in SF and fantasy. Science fiction and fantasy have a rich history of short fiction and more ways than ever for readers to find stories.

Panelists: Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Brenda Clough, Jim Johnson, John Maclay, Alex Shvartsman


Sunday 2:00-3:00 Signing


Sunday 4:00-6:00 Reading

(Note: I won’t be reading for 2 hours. There will be four authors, each reading for 30 minutes.)


Saturday 5:30 -7:00 Reception and Meet & Greet with authors, music, and food

Join the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America at our reception, autographing session, and Meet and Greet with our program participants at the Baltimore Book Festival.

Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeanne Adams, Jill Archer, Catherine Asaro, Jack Clemons, Brenda Clough, Scott Edelman, Charles Gannon, Ronald Garner, Em Garner, Herb Gilliland, Anne K Gray, Elektra Hammond, Justina Ireland, Jim Johnson, Alma Katsu, Cheryl Klam, L. Jagi Lamplighter, John Maclay, Marrisa Meyer, Sunny Moraine, Christine Norris, Ellen Oh, Sarah Pinsker, Caroline Richmond, Don Sakers, Karen Sandler, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Rori Shay, Alex Shvartsman, Dawnyell Snyder, Bud Sparhawk, John Tilden, Mike Underwood, Jean Marie Ward, Fran Wilde, Ilene Wong, Karlo Yeager #SFWAPro


All of these events will be taking place in or near the SFWA tent. If you plan on attending the festival, please stop by and say hello!



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