Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 19, 2018 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
City Hall
Grounds
Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
City Hall
Grounds

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GBF Offers Free Workshops for Adults, Teens and Children

Do you love writing and want to hone your skills? Are you an author – or author-to-be – and want to know how best to promote your work? Is your child showing an interest in writing or illustration? If so, you need to mark your calendar for May 20, when the Gaithersburg Book Festival will
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Literature Comes to Life in the 2017 Children’s Village

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the Gaithersburg Book Festival will bring literature to life for children of all ages through story time in multiple languages, performances, writing workshops and a multitude of activities in the Festival’s Children’s Village, sponsored by Activity Rocket and Washington Parent. The Children’s Village also will be the hub where more
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Students – Let Your Imaginations Run Wild for 2017 Short Story Contest

The Gaithersburg Book Festival wants high school students to express their creativity in the seventh annual short story contest. The 2017 contest marks the first time that students have the freedom to write about whatever they want, with no opening lines or artwork to serve as inspiration. “We’ve read some pretty amazing writing by some
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Gaithersburg Recognized as a “Great Small Town for Book Lovers”

 In recognition of its nationally acclaimed Gaithersburg Book Festival, the City of Gaithersburg recently earned a spot as one of the “30 Great Small Towns for Book Lovers.” The list, assembled by AboutGreatBooks.com, recognizes towns that have strong connections to literature, either through individual books and authors or with programs that encourage reading and a
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South River High School Junior Grace Biddle Takes Top Honor in Gaithersburg Book Festival Short Story Contest

Grace Biddle, a Crofton, Md., resident and junior at South River High School, took first prize in the 2016 Gaithersburg Book Festival short story contest for high school students with her story, “Flight.” Second prize went to Osbourn Park High School (Prince William County, Va.) senior Bethany Kressin, for her story, “Eulogy for a Chameleon.”
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Gaithersburg Book Festival Debuts Brew & Vine Café Hosted by Dawson’s Market

Attendees Can Enjoy Beer, Wine, Coffee and Gourmet Fare While Enjoying Singer-Songwriter Performances and Poetry Readings Festival attendees will have a new option for refreshments and entertainment at the 2016 Gaithersburg Book Festival: the Brew & Vine Café from Dawson’s Market. Café patrons can sit down with a gourmet snack and a cup of coffee,
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Gaithersburg Book Festival to Offer Free Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens  

  Festival Partners with The Writer’s Center to Deliver Courses on Writing for a Variety of Genre   Gaithersburg, Md. – April 5, 2016 – If you’ve ever dreamed about writing a best-selling mystery, the great American novel, children’s books or your own memoir, or wondered how to get your poetry published, you won’t want
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Free Workshops Give Elementary and Middle School Students an Opportunity to Explore Writing and Illustrating

From illustrating and writing to creating memorable characters and building stories with LEGOs®, the Gaithersburg Book Festival has a workshop that will appeal to every elementary and middle schooler. Offered for free and led by writing and graphics professionals from around the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the children’s writing workshops take place on Saturday, May
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Twelve Finalists Selected for Short Story Contest

Newbery Medalist Phyllis Reynolds Naylor to Serve as Finalist Judge First-round judges have selected 12 finalists in the Gaithersburg Book Festival’s sixth annual High School Student Short Story Contest. The first-, second- and third-place winners, along with a fan favorite, will be announced at the Festival on Saturday, May 21, which is held on the
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The Gaithersburg Book Festival is one of the nation's premier literary events, featuring talks and signings by some of the world's top authors, writing workshops, children's activities and performances, literary exhibitors, book sales, music, food, and fun for everyone!
Starts: 05/21/2016 10:00
Duration: 6 hours:
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