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Author Chris Hicks, AAMBC and The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park presents 2nd annual Baltimore Urban Book Festival Sunday May 6, 2012 at 1pm-8pm, at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park: 1417 Thames St, Baltimore MD 21231. Celebrating Baltimore's ONLY book festival focusing on African American literature. GENERAL ADMISSION 5.00 ALL KIDS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE FREE!!!! ALL REGISTERED BOOK CLUBS ARE FREE ADMISSION!!!! ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS FREE WITH ID!!!! FOOD VENDORS WILL BE AVAILABLE!!!! EARLY REGISTRATION AUTHOR TABLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!!!! (early registration ends January 1,2012) Visit our website to register and purchase at www.baltimoreurbanbookfestival.com Featuring some of the country's most influential bestselling authors: Omar Tyree, T. Styles, JM Benjamin, Jimmy Da Saint, Kiki Swinson, Miss KP, Tamika Newhouse, Trice Hickman, Nicola Mitchell, Chris Hicks, Ladawn Black, Moses Miller, Nikki Turner,and Booker T Mattison PANELS/WORKSHOPS: -AAMBC Awards Ceremony honoring this year's top performing authors -Omar Tyree lecture and book signing -Chocolate Chat workshop featuring: T Styles, Jimmy Da Saint and Miss KP -The real talk with the men of ECE (Ebony Chronicles of Elevation) featuring: Corey Barnes, Q. B. Wells, Moses Miller, Omar Tyree, and Chris Hicks -African American Literature Panel Panelist will be announced soon (MORE PANEL/WORKSHOPS WILL BE ANNOUNCED) CHILDREN ACTIVITIES storytelling, free treats, games, face painting, moon bounce, Annual free book giveaway drive and a special storytelling feature from Baltimore Ravens Some of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park a program of the Living Classroom Foundation, in support of their Voyage of Exploration a science, technology, engineering, and math program (STEM). Media sponsors; Mosiac Books, The Baltimore Times, Urbania Magazine, DMD Experience, BMore News, AAMBC, The Urban Twist, Rolling Out Magazine, Urban Literature Review, ILuvblackwoman.com, EDC Creations, My Soul Radio.com, BaltimoreBlack.com,AALBC,BooksofSoul.com SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNTITIES AND FOOD VENDORS ARE AVAILABLE!!!! please contact Chris Hicks directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org