Sunday, September 10, 2017

Stars Here! at Baltimore Book Festival: Jaime Fountaine, Dave K, Malka older, Justin Sanders, Sarah Sweeney

Starts Here! is excited to participate in the 2017 Baltimore Book Festival! Stop by the Ivy Bookshop Tent on Saturday, September 23rd, at 4 pm to hear Jaime Fountaine, Dave K, Malka Older, Justin Sanders, and Sarah Sweeney! (For more information about the festival lineups, parking, and maps, please check our the official site here.)

Jaime Fountaine was raised by "wolves." Her work has appeared in Paper Darts, JMWW, and Knee-Jerk Magzines. She lives in Philadelphia, where she hosts the Tire Fire reading series at Tattooed Mom and, Excuse My Dust, a "weirdo literature variety hour" at the Good Good Comedy Theater.
Dave K's fiction/essays/poetry have appeared in Front Porch Journal, Cobalt, Queen Mob's Tea House, The Avenue, Welter, TRUCK, and on the LED billboard in the Station North neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. He is the author of stone a pig (2012), MY NAME IS HATE (2014) and The Bong-Ripping Brides of Count Drogado (2017). He is also a rotating tray placed on a table or countertop to aid in distributing food.
Malka Older is a writer, aid worker, and PhD candidate. Her science fiction political thriller Infomocracy was named one of the best books of 2016 by Kirkus, Book Riot, and the Washington Post, and the sequel Null States will comes out in September 2017. She was nominated for the 2016 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Named Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs for 2015, she has more than a decade of experience in humanitarian aid and development. Her doctoral work on the sociology of organizations at the Institut d’√Čtudes Politques de Paris (Sciences Po) explores the dynamics of multi-level governance and disaster response using the cases of Hurricane Katrina and the Japan tsunami of 2011.
Justin Sanders is a ghost from Baltimore. His words have appeared most recently in his book, for all the other ghosts, and on the city's walls.
Sarah Sweeney's essay collection Tell Me If You're Lying debuted from Barrelhouse Books in fall 2016. Her essays have appeared in Salon, Catapult, The Washington Post, and more. She is also the author of a collaborative chapbook, The Dark Length Home, co-written with Anne Champion. She works as a writer in Boston, where she's polishing a new memoir about men, Mexico, and Dirty Dancing. Visit her at