By Reginald Williams,
Special to the AFRO

The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s 35th annual Black History Month Book Lovers’ Breakfast will return to in-person format this year. The event will take place on Feb. 4 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Hotel from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

The annual breakfast, hosted in person for the first time in two years, features Walter Mosely, the acclaimed best-selling author credited with being one of America’s greatest crime-fiction writers.

The Los Angeles, Calif., native is a television writer that has also has authored more than “sixty critically acclaimed books that cover a wide range of ideas, genres,” including “Devil in a Blue Dress,” which was adapted into a movie featuring Denzel Washington. He’s written 20 episodes for the popular FX series “Snowfall.” 

During the breakfast, the audience will have an opportunity to engage with Mosely during the question-and-answer section.  

“The Book Lovers’ Breakfast is the kickoff of Black History Month programming at the Pratt Library. For 35 years, the program has featured prominent African-American authors, including April D. Ryan, Terry McMillan, Congressman John Lewis, and more,” explained Meghan McCorkell, chief of marketing, communications, and strategy at EPFL. “Hundreds of people gather for the annual breakfast, including dozens of book clubs from across Maryland.”  

This year’s breakfast kicks off robust Black History month programming, including an event hosted on Feb. 8 at the Central Library, featuring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Admission is $50 per person or $450 for a table of ten. Advance registration is required. Visit The deadline to register for the breakfast is Jan. 30 at noon. Seats are reserved based on receipt of registration and payment. All sales are final: no refunds. Mahogany Books will provide sales of Mosley’s book.

For more information, call 410-396-5494.

Reginald Williams, the author of “A Marginalized Voice: Devalued, Dismissed, Disenfranchised & Demonized” writes on Black men and Holistic Health concerns. Please email or visit for more information.

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Reginald Williams

Special to the AFRO