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Thursday, September 25, 2008

National Book Festival, September 27th in Washington, D.C.

I am so jealous of people who live in the Washington, D.C. area.  The 2008 National Book Festival will take place Saturday, September 27th, right in the National Mall.

Now in its eighth year, this free event, featuring over 70 award-winning authors, is sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush.  The Festival will take place rain or shine Saturday, September 27th 2008 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The National Mall (Between 3rd and 7th Streets) in Washington, D.C.  Additional details on the festival are housed here: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest.

Authors, illustrators and poets will interact with festival-goers at seven themed pavilions such as the Children pavilion. 

In addition to the DC festivities, the Library is offering a variety of ways for people around the country to participate in the event online:
  • The National Book Festival Young Readers’ Online Toolkit, features information about National Book Festival authors who write for children and teens, podcasts of their readings, teaching tools and activities for kids. This resource shows educators, parents and children how they can host their own book festival.
  • Online chats hosted by washingtonpost.com featuring a select group of Festival authors. These live text-based discussions will take place throughout September leading up to the Festival at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/liveonline/, where participants can submit questions and comments any time before or during the live chat.
  • Podcasts, also available on iTunes, featuring interviews with some of the award-winning authors participating in the 2008 National Book Festival.
For additional details about participating authors, illustrators and poets please visit, www.loc.gov/bookfest.  

And if you have a chance to attend the festival, please blog about it, so the rest of us can live vicariously through your experience!  Thank you!

1 comment:

PJ Hoover said...

You do realize we're all going next year, right? Put it on the calendar now!