The Baltimore Book Festival will take place September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017, from 11am - 7pm at the Inner Harbor. Every year, authors, artists and merchants arrive from around the world to present their work to eager fans and tourists. (As an added bonus, Baltimore Comic Con will also be at the convention center just up the street. So if you're in the area and can do so, why not attend both?) I personally enjoy going to the BBF, and any fan of books and art will appreciate the open, inclusive nature of the festival. Best of all, it's always free to attend. For this year's event, Festival Director Kathy Hornig gives insight into the best of the BBF and sheds some light upon the controversy surrounding R. Dolezal's now-canceled appearance.