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Mayor Dixon presser announcing Book Festival (9.22.09).

Book art at Mayor's press conference created by Heather St. Clair.

Baltimore Book Festival in historic Mount Vernon 2009.

Clipper City once again sponsored Friday evening's Literary Happy Hour.

Treasurer Bunky Markert and wife Kate Markert, Associate Director of The Walters, were expert bartenders.

WYPR's Aaron Henkin did another excellent job hosting on Friday evening.

Rahne Alexander provided fabulous musical accompaniment.

Linda Franklin.

Nicole Schultheis read from Stone, Votive, Blood.

Joe Young read from Ecliptic.

Savannah Schroll-Guz read from American Soma as part of "510 Reading."

Architecture panel included Charles Belfoure, Damie Stillman, Walter Schamu, Mary Ellen Hayward, and Dean Krimmel.

The Sun's Nancy Johnston moderated a panel with authors Mildred Muhammad, Elissa Weissman, Ben Shaberman, and Lia Purpura.

Three Sistahs press editor Jadi Omowale moderated a panel with Cave Canem poets Derrick Brown, Kyle Dargan, and Tara Betts.

CityLit's Gregg Wilhelm led a discussion with novelists Geoff Becker and Jim Magruder.

The audience enjoyed exploring timeless teen classics with moderator Nancy Johnston of The Sun.

Authors Lizzie Skurnick and Laura Lippman discussed Skurnick's new book, Shelf Discovery.

Elissa Weissman (Standing for Socks) and Ben Shaberman (The Vegan Monolgues).

Jen Michalski (JMWW) and Joe Young (Baltimore Interview) at "510 Reading."

Michael Kimball read from Dear Everybody at "510 Reading."

Young writers took center stage at the School of Lit program.

School of Lit crowd watched young writers from Towson, Loyola, Coppin, and CCBC read.

Urbanite's David Dudley spoke with The Wayfarers (Brad Dunnells, Laura Malkus, Jason Tinney).

The crew from Cyclops Books again handled sales at CityLit Stage.

Author Marion Winik and Urbanite editor Marianne Amoss talked about nonfiction and "What You're Writing."

Zoh Hieronimus delivered a presentation based on her new book, Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets.

Reggie Harris spoke with poets Charles Jensen, Sue Ellen Thompson, John Pursley III, Rachel Eisler.

Marc Steiner moderated a special panel "Our Daughters, Our Sons, Ourselves" with David Miller, Pam Thomas, and Jane Satterfield.

Pam Thomas, author of Fatherless Daughters: Turning the Pain of Loss into the Power of Forgiveness.

The audience listened in on "Our Daughters, Our Sons, Ourselves."
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