Rachel L. Swarns:
is not expected to attend the
, author Rachel L. Swarns will be meeting fans at 2 p.m. Saturday at the
Literary Salon, where she'll be happy to discuss her book, "American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama." Fans can learn about the first lady's family's Baltimore roots.
2) Emily Giffin: Baltimore-born author Emily Giffin ("Something Borrowed"), a giant of the chick-lit scene and the first author in the new Web-based Baltimore Sun Book Club (facebook.com/readstreet), will be appearing at the Bank of America Literary Salon at noon Saturday.
3) Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: The SFFWA will have a tent at the festival all weekend, offering author appearances, book signings, readings, panel discussions and perhaps a dragon or two.
4) I'm Board: Crosswords at Bookfest: Play crossword-style games on a giant board set up in South