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18th Annual Annapolis Book Festival on tap for April 25th

Annapolis Book Festival 2020Renowned radio and podcast host Diane Rehm ; best-selling author and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen ; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Paul Goldberger ; cookbook author and James Beard Award nominee Cathy Barrow ; award-winning New York Times journalists Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear ; best-selling authors Shilpi Somaya Gowda , Laura Kamoie, and Jennifer Klepper ; 2020 Edgar Award nominee Angie Kim ; Andrea Chamblee , speaker and wife of slain Capital Gazette journalist John McNamara ; podcast host and sommelier Elizabeth Schneider ; award-winning story collection author Rion Amilcar Scott ; authors and activists Chris Wilson and D. Watkins ; and investigative journalist Ben Westhoff are among many distinguished speakers scheduled to appear at the Annapolis Book Festival on Saturday, April 25 at Key School.

The Annapolis Book Festival is a free community event that features a full day of discussions with best-selling authors, as well as book signings, family activities and new and used book sales. The Festival draws approximately 3,000 visitors to Key School each year to celebrate the written word.

In addition to author appearances, the annual Festival includes family-friendly entertainment and educational performances, live music, food concessions (including food trucks), and a variety of interactive children’s activities, such as a Royal Readers Tea Party and a Tech Village where they can program spheros, create hover tubes, design marble runs, and much more.

The Annapolis Book Festival will be held on the campus of Key School at 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD, 21403 on Saturday, April 25, 2020 , from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Designed to promote and celebrate reading among all ages and interests, the event is free and open to the public.

Scheduled Authors

  • Margaret L. Anderson – Getting Smart About Race: An American Conversation
  • Cathy Barrow – When Pies Fly: Handmade Pastries from Strudels to Stromboli, Empanadas to Knishes
  • Peter Bergen – Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos
  • Andrea Chamblee & David Elfin – The Capital of Basketball: A History of DC Area High School Hoops by
  • John McNamara (co-author David Elfin, contributor Andrea Chamblee) – ANNAPOLIS CONNECTION
  • James B. Conroy – Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac
  • Julie Hirschfeld Davis & Michael D. Shear – Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration
  • John Duffy – Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: A Complete Guide to Your Child’s Stressed,
  • Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence
  • Tope Folarin – A Particular Kind of Black Man
  • Chris Formant – Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn BALTIMORE AUTHOR
  • Helen Fremont – The Escape Artist
  • Paul Goldberger- Ballpark: Baseball in the American City
  • Shilpi Somaya Gowda – The Shape of Family
  • B. Janet Hibbs & Anthony Rostain – The Stressed Years of Their Lives: Helping Your Kid Survive and Thrive
  • During Their College Years
  • Laura Kamoie – Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women (co-authors Kate Quinn,
  • Stephanie Dray, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb) – LOCAL AUTHOR
  • Alec Karakatsanis – Unusual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System
  • Angie Kim – Miracle Creek
  • Jennifer Klepper – Unbroken Threads – LOCAL AUTHOR
  • Iris Krasnow – Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage and Loyalty – LOCAL AUTHOR
  • Julie Langsdorf – White Elephant
  • Megan Wagner Lloyd – Paper Mice
  • Tom LoBianco – Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House
  • Suzanne Loudermilk & Kit Waskom Pollard – Lost Restaurants of Baltimore – BALTIMORE AUTHORS
  • Steve Luxenberg – Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to
  • Segregation – BALTIMORE AUTHOR
  • Marty Makary – The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care–and How to Fix It – BALTIMORE AUTHOR
  • Tony Massenburg & Walt Williams – Lessons from Lenny: The Journey Beyond a Shooting Star
  • Lulu Miller – Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life
  • Donna Jackson Nakazawa – The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of
  • Randon Billings Noble – Be With Me Always
  • Anand K. Parekh – Prevention First: Policymaking for a Healthier America – BALTIMORE AUTHOR
  • Stanton Peele – Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense INstead of “Disease” Therapy (co-author
  • Zach Rhoads)
  • Zach Powers – First Cosmic Velocity
  • Lia Purpura – All the Fierce Tethers – BALTIMORE AUTHOR
  • Deborah Reber- Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World
  • Jason Redman – Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of American’s Toughest
  • Warriors
  • Diane Rehm – When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have
  • the Right to Determine When Life Should End
  • Roche, Dylan – The Purple Bird – LOCAL AUTHOR
  • Elizabeth Schneider – Wine for Normal People: A Guide for Real People Who Like Wine, but Not the
  • Snobbery That Goes with It
  • Rion Amilcar Scott – The World Doesn’t Require You – LOCAL AUTHOR
  • P. W. Singer – LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media (co-author Emerson T. Brooking)
  • D. Watkins – We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America – BALTIMORE AUTHOR
  • Ben Westhoff – Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid
  • Epidemic
  • Chris Wilson – The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose (with Bret Witter) –
  • Joe Yonan – Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World’s Most Versatile Plant-Based
  • Protein, with 125 Recipes
  • Timothy Young – Untitled
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