August 30, 2010

Laura Lippman, John Waters to visit Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins kicks off the fall season with visits from two Baltimore notables: author Laura Lippman and filmmaker John Waters.

Lippman, who has won virtually every major award given to U.S. crime writings, will discuss and sign copies of her latest book, I’d Know You Anywhere, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The title comes from a letter received by suburbanite Eliza Benedict from convicted rapist and killer Walter Bowman, who had kidnapped her when she was 15. It was written by Bowman after he saw her photo in a magazine.

Waters’ visit is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11. Though best known for his cult films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos and Cecil B. Demented, Waters has also penned a number of books. In his latest, Role Models, he presents portraits of subjects ranging from pornographers to famous playwrights, from atheist leaders to imprisoned former Manson Family members.