Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 19, 2018 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
City Hall
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Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
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Gaithersburg Book Festival Launches Eighth Annual Short Story Contest with Bigger Prize Pot

For the second year in a row, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is giving high school students the freedom to explore their writing creativity, with no opening lines or artwork to serve as inspiration, for its short story contest. The festival is also giving winners more money. Prizes for first- and second-place winners will increase to
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Why Do Writers Make the Decisions They Make? A Q&A with author Caroline Kitchener

by Fran Webber I sat down with Caroline Kitchener, and we chatted about her soon-to-be released book “Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College,” in which she follows the lives of five young women in their first year out of college. Read all the way to the end for her advice
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From Star Wars to Indiana Jones: Biographer Brian Jay Jones to Showcase “George Lucas: A Life” on April 19

Free Event, Co-Hosted by Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus and Politics & Prose, at the JHU Rockville Campus WHO: Best-selling biographer Brian Jay Jones, author of “George Lucas: A Life” WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, Gilchrist Hall Auditorium, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville,
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What’s Your Book Addict Confession?

Two of your fellow book lovers have confessed their deepest, darkest book lovers secrets. (See below) Now it’s your turn! Post your Book Addict Confession in the comments or email it to us and you might see your confession turned into one of our cartoons.

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The GBF is ON! Show us your best rainwear!!

A little “liquid sunshine” isn’t going to dampen our spirits! (Because, yes, we are a “rain or shine” event, so the show will go on.) Don your best rainwear and share pictures via Twitter or Facebook using #GBF tomorrow (May 21) when you’re at the festival. Let’s show Mother Nature we can still have fun – no matter what she
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Your #GBF Can Be Worth $50

Are you excited about the upcoming Gaithersburg Book Festival?  Use #GBF on when you post on Facebook or Tweet about the Festival from Wednesday, May 18 to Monday, May 23, and have the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. We’ll compile all of our fans who used #GBF on social media during that time,
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How I Started Writing and Illustrating Children’s Stories

by Andreia Chavis-Douglas I have always loved reading books and enjoyed the adventures they take me on. This is probably because my mom read to my sisters and me when we were children. One of my favorite stories as a young child was about a young clam named Clem Clam, “A Story of the Happy
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Multilingual Storytime Tent: Back by Popular Demand

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is returning to the festival this year with its Multilingual Story Time tent. The tent will focus exclusively on stories in multiple languages and will feature stories read by students and educators. The readings will last 20 minutes, and are scheduled every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. The
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Meg Waite Clayton Talks Wartime Correspondents and Jane Austen

by Megan Wessell, A Bookish Affair Meg Waite Clayton is the author of the new historical fiction novel, “The Race for Paris.” It’s a riveting tale of female war correspondents during World War II during a time when the war front was anything but permissive for women especially. Inspired by women like Martha Gellhorn and
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Inclusion starts with the simplest action: a smile

by Debbie Sahlin We’ve all experienced that moment when our children first see a person living with a disability and ask, “What’s wrong?” It’s difficult to know how to respond, isn’t it? Do you remember when you were a child and saw someone with a disability for the first time? Do you remember what your
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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
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