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September 21, 2001
(410) 516-8992

Rare Books, Free Appraisals and Authors
Featured at Third Annual
Peabody Library Antiquarian Book Fair

Published authors and book experts will impart advice about the path to publication and offer free appraisals of antique books during the third annual George Peabody Library Antiquarian Book Fair on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Peabody Library is located at 17 E. Mount Vernon Place and offers a peaceful, historic location for book lovers to shop for rare and collectible editions, obtain information from antiquarian book dealers and receive free appraisals of private collectibles.

The Antiquarian book fair is held in conjunction with the Baltimore Book Festival and kicks off with a discussion entitled, "How I wrote that story" on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 beginning at noon. Jean McGarry, chair of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and authors Richard Burgin, Stephen Dixon and Judith Grossman will participate.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, science fiction writer Jack L. Chalker joins publishers Richard Chizmar and Michael Walsh for a discussion entitled, "Publishing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror." At 4 p.m., aspiring writers can get expert advice on how to get published from a literary agent, book editor and published author.

On Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m., the hosts of the nationally syndicated radio program "The Book Guys," will spend an hour giving free appraisals of old or unique books. From noon until 3 p.m., they will tape their radio program, which airs locally on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on WBJC, at 91.5 FM.

After the radio show broadcast, author and frequent National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu will speak about his writing and publishing experiences as a novelist, screenwriter, and editor of "Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters and Life."

Among the booksellers on hand throughout the weekend will be Antiquarian Botanicum, Artery Antique Prints, Clayton Fine Books, Drusilla's Books, Kelmscott Bookshop, Royal Books, Second Story Books and Walk A Crooked Mile Books.

Tours of the Peabody Library and Peabody student musical performances will be offered between literary programs at the book fair. For information, call (410) 516- 8327 or visit the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries online at http://milton.mse.jhu.edu.

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