Books in Bloom

Books in Bloom is a multi-generational, multi-cultural festival featuring writers and thought leaders reading their work and discussing issues and ideas of the day and including activities for everyone.  Literary novelist Julie Otsuka, book club favorite Helen Simonson, wunderkind scientist and innovator Gitanjali Rao, essayist and playwright R. Eric Thomas, linguist Amanda Montell, journalist and memoirist Natasha S. Alford, middle grade novelist Emily Barth Isler and children's book author Sue Fliess are showcased in the free sessions at Color Burst Park in Downtown Columbia.  For more information, see


6000 Merriweather Drive
Columbia, MD 21044
United States

Cost (if applicable)
Books in Bloom is free of charge.
Contact Information
Jean Moon