The National Book Festival
This coming Saturday, August 30th, the 14th annual National Book Festival will be held in Washington, D.C. It boasts an incredible array of authors for children and adults across a variety of genres. If they don’t have something for you, I’d be surprised.
There is one difference this year – they are moving the festival from the National Mall to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The nearest Metro stop is the Mount Vernon Square station.
If you click on this link it will bring you to the Festival’s home page which contains a list of the authors that will be there. If that fails, Google National Book Festival and follow the link they provide. Sometimes these links can be a bit cranky.
Some of the highlights for me are Peter Brown, Bryan Collier, Jacqueline Woodson, Raul Colon, Kate DiCamillo (the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and author of Flora & Ulysses, the 2014 Newbery Award winner!), Jules Feiffer, Jack Gantos, Molly Idle (Caldecott Honor medalist, 2014, for Flora and the Flamingo), Cynthia Kadohata, Brian Biggs, Rep. John Lewis, Dav Pilkey, Jeff Smith, Raina Telgemeier, Anne Ursu, Susan Stockdale, Judith Viorst, Rita Williams-Garcia, Gene Luen Yang, and I am sure I am leaving quite a few out.
It is a day meant for book lovers of all kinds and it’s free!!! The amount of authors is an embarrassment of riches. Plan on coming; you won’t regret it. The hours are from 10am-10pm with the doors opening at 9am. See you there!