Volunteer Resources

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is uniting two of its marquee events: Baltimore Book Festival and Light City. Brilliant Baltimore will illuminate the city with literature, ideas, world-class light art installations, and live performances.

Social Media
Volunteers

LIST OF AUTHOR AND ARTIST HANDLES

This is a quick list of our amazing authors and artists on social media, divided by Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We strongly encourage you to tag any affiliated individuals when covering panels, events, or light art exhibits. This amplifies the reach of the festival and gives much-deserved recognition to our invited guests.

POSTING GUIDELINES + TIPS

Whether you are covering a panel, a performance, or general festival fun, this is the source to guide both visuals and captions. While we encourage the creativity of our volunteers, we strive to maintain a consistent Brilliant Baltimore brand across Light City and Baltimore Book Festival that is reflective of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts and seeks to enhance the city of Baltimore.

Festival
Info

The Baltimore Book Festival, a celebration of the literary arts, features author appearances and book signings, exhibitors and bookseller tents, readings on multiple stages, children’s activities, and cooking demonstrations. Light City, a festival of light, music, discussions and innovation, will feature a Light Art Walk at its center with awe-inspiring light art installations, performances, concerts, a fun-filled family zone, and Neighborhood Lights.
Festival Fact Sheet

Docent Guide

Authors

Exciting author roster of visionaries and luminaries that includes Carla Hall, celebrity chef, television host of “The Chew” and author of Carla’s Food; activist and actor from the hit TV series “The Good Doctor,” Hill HarperNew York Times bestselling author Dave Cullen.

Artists

Light City shines at night with 20 light art installations by artists from around the world including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Oregon, France, Canada, Portugal, The Netherlands and New Zealand. 

Light Art & Exhibitions

The 2019 Light Art exhibits will be located at Baltimore’s Waterfront. This year's jurors selected the 20 light art installations from 125 applications from across five continents.

Book Events

A celebration of the literary arts, featuring author appearances, book signings, exhibitor and bookseller tents, readings on multiple stages, children’s activities, and cooking demonstrations.

Live Performances

Light Up the Night! Concert Stage Baltimore Book Festival and Light City present 40+ concerts over the festival’s 10 days and nights. Experience music in a riveting variety of genres.

Neighborhood Lights

The 2019 Neighborhood Lights program has been reinvented as an immersive community arts experience, open to all city residents where we will celebrate four artistic disciplines: culinary arts, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.

Literary Exhibitors

View full list of the 2019 literary exhibitors.

Sponsors

View full list of the 2019 sponsors to date.

SAMPLE
POSTS

 

Twitter

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Excited to support @bmorebookfest and @lightcitybmore this year as these two great events produced by @promoandarts are united under one theme - #BrilliantBaltimore! We are #ReadyToBeBrilliant #BrilliantBaltimore19 - Check out the just announced - brilliantbaltimore.com!

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Instagram

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Excited to support @bmorebookfest and @lightcitybmore this year as these two great events produced by @promoandarts are united under one theme - #BrilliantBaltimore! We are #ReadyToBeBrilliant #BrilliantBaltimore19 - Check out the just announced - brilliantbaltimore.com!

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Facebook

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Excited to support @bmorebookfest and @lightcitybmore this year as these two great events produced by @promoandarts are united under one theme - #BrilliantBaltimore! Check out the just announced - brilliantbaltimore.com!

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FESTIVAL
PHOTOS

Press Conference

ANNOUNCEMENT

Photos of presenters and general event photos from press conference held at Baltimore's Parkway Theatre on June, 25, 2019.

Authors

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Author headshots currently available.

Artists

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Artist headshots currently available.

Light Art Exhibits

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Light art previews currently available. Please note photos are low res.

FESTIVAL
VIDEOS

Behind the Scenes

Brilliant Baltimore Promo

Sizzle Reel

Press Conference - June 25, 2019