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Friday-Sunday: Baltimore Book Festival

Friday-Sunday: Baltimore Book Festival

Sept. 22-24

This year's Book Festival got off to a rocky start, to put it mildly, long before the programming was finalized with the announcement that Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who for years claimed she was black, would be a featured author. The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts rescinded Dolezal's invitation in May after significant backlash from all over the place. Now, we can all attend the festival without breathing in the stench of bad self-tanner and enjoy an actually useful and engaging exchange of ideas (though the schedule is still not without controversy—there's "Americanah" author and Hopkins alum Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who became a...

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