The Baltimore Book Festival is traditionally held in Mount Vernon; however, the ongoing renovation of the Washington Memorial makes that impractical for this year. Instead, the 2014 Book Festival will be held in the Inner Harbor's West Shore Park, Rash Field, and along Light Street and Key Highway. During the weekend, more than 200 nationally renowned, celebrity and local authors are featured. Throughout the three-day festival, stages and tents host distinguished authors, celebrity chefs and radical, independent, and DIY writers and publishers, cooking demonstrations, spirited and informative panel discussions, top children and young adult's writers and illustrators, children's arts and crafts activities, workshops for aspiring writers and publishers, poetry readings and live music from regional entertainers. Additionally, food and beverages are available. Entry is free. Go to baltimorebookfestival.org for more information.
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