Mark your calendar for an amazing, free event: The 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, August 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and there’s a terrific line-up of authors and events. It’s a month earlier than usual and has moved from the National Mall to the Convention Center (read: Air conditioned splendor in August!). The Washington Convention Center is conveniently located at the Mount Vernon Square Metro subway station on the Yellow/Green lines.
Author Pavilions: From 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., more than 100 authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations in pavilions dedicated to Children, Teens, Picture Books, Contemporary Life, Culinary Arts, Fiction & Mystery, History & Biography, Poetry & Prose, Science and Special Programs. If there is a topic of interest to you, you will find it at the festival. See All Authors
Evening Programming: Special evening activities begin at 6:00 p.m. with a Poetry Slam, a Graphic Novels Super Session and a Great Books to Great Movies panel featuring Paul Auster, E.L. Doctorow, Alice McDermott and Lisa See.
Learn More! Visit the Festival site to see full line-up of authors and complete schedule, get updates, sign up for e-mail alerts, and follow the Library of Congress on Twitter @LibraryCongress.