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About Maryland

Maryland is an east coast Mid-Atlantic state with abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Baltimore is the state’s largest city and is the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem.


Baltimore Book Festival

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Baltimore Book Festival

Showcasting more than 3,000 authors in over two decades, the Baltimore Book Festival celebrates literature, illustration, music and cuisine in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. In it’s 22nd year, the festival features local, celebrity, and nationally known authors, as well as hundreds of exhibitions, readings, and workshops. Almost 70,000 will visit the festival this year on the weekend of September 22-24, 2017.

The importance of literacy became In focus 1987 when the city’s new motto became “The City That Reads.” Baltimore's literary and cultural community includes filmmaker John Waters and writer David Simon of The Wire fame. The city has a highly engaged community of readers and writers who show up en masse for reading series and support the city’s libraries, bookshops, and art galleries.

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Maryland Rocketry Yarn

We celebrate the Baltimore Book Festival and the importance of literacy with a garment that we think resembles the festival’s logo and colorful book covers called the Piet on Point shawl by Nancy Whitman. Chose pastels or primaries for your Book Festival kit. Kit includes 1,200 yarn in Fingering weight plus pattern.