Saturday, September 2, 2017

Still Life with Robin: Book Yourself

Roz Chast for the Library of Congress National Book Festival
by Peggy Robin

Today’s message is simple. It’s the National Book Festival, the event that makes you glad you live in Washington and don’t go away for the Labor Day Weekend. Your favorite author might be there. If not, some lesser known author who might well become your favorite is there, waiting to be discovered.

Go hear a panel discussion of veterans’ oral histories, line up for a signed book, hear the “Poetry Out Loud” recitals/competition, watch a cookbook author show you how to do something in person that you will later attempt to recreate on your home stove (good luck!), take your kids to hear a story read aloud by the author. Get a free poster, a free totebag, a whole stack of free bookmarks and mousepads and who knows what else. Go and explore! The WoB (World of Books) awaits. And it’s all free!

At the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW.

Bookfest Home Page:

Author Schedule:

Library of Congress Town Square Discussions, Interactive Events, Quizzes, Etc.

Tips and Useful Information:

That’s it for me….I’ll be at the Fest for the rest of the day!

Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays. 

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