Gaithersburg
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May 19, 2018 10am - 6pm
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City Hall
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Gaithersburg
Book Festival
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May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
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Author Archives: Robin Materese

Lynnette Bosan: From Foster to Freedom

by Lynnette Bosan Many people don’t overcome the odds against them. This was just the opposite of my story. At the age of 8 years old life was wonderful as I thought it should be. Being in the environment of my mother, brother and sister, until life began to take a turn for what I was not expecting. It
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F.A.Q. – E.A. Aymar’s Reading at the Gaithersburg Book Festival

I hear you’re not reading directly from your book. What gives? Honestly, I still feel guilty about not reciting passages directly from my book during readings. I used to think that a writer’s prose should be so polished and perfect that it fit any context–a reading, a play, the side of a Chipotle cup. Then
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Some Requirements For My Forthcoming Gaithersburg Book Festival Presentation

by Jon Methven Leather chair. Pipe. Candles. Plenty of candles. Roll of duct tape. A monocle. Scale model of the solar system, except in the place of the sun will be the leather chair, where I will be sitting following my entrance. We’ll come back to this. No folding chairs. Everyone will stand, which will
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An excerpt from “Soccer Tales-Legend of the Shoelace Monster”

Below is an excerpt from “Soccer Tales-Legend of the Shoelace Monster” by Lewis Freimark “Nations come together every four years to play a World Cup of soccer. The United States is thought to be the next great cradle of soccer civilization. So who better to nurture the soccer babies than the Shoelace Monster himself? The Shoelace Monster
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A valuable lesson

by Adriana M. Amaro Many moons ago, when I was teaching Spanish to middle school students, I learned many valuable lessons. Today, I want to share one of those lessons with you. On a crisp morning in March, I arrived at school ready to teach my sixth grade Spanish class the difference between the verbs
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Brief History of the Sleep Enforcement Agency

by Jon Methven “Americans are facing a sleep debt of epidemic proportions, and the nation’s leading doctor is taking notice.” – American Academy of Sleep Medicine “A bigger threat than drugs, assault weapons and ISIS,” the surgeon general warned. “Mister President, America is exhausted. We need to put the country down for a nap.” With the
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Support Gaithersburg’s Young Readers: Donate a Featured Author’s Book at the GBF

While you are enjoying the great selection of children’s books in the Politics & Prose Bookstore onsite at the Festival, take a minute to select one of the books by our featured children’s authors to donate to a child in need in the Gaithersburg community. Donating is simple and rewarding. Politics & Prose staff will
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What I Know Now…..

by Exhibiting Author Jill Collins I learned at a very early age to stuff the uncomfortable realities of life. You know, heartache, heartbreak, disappointment, aka, pain. I grew up in an environment rich with artistic expression. My dad was an intense jazz musician. So, my three siblings and I learned to play musical instruments at
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Author…..are you talking about me?

by Sherry Miller But I’m not even a writer, I would explain to anyone who commented on how much they loved my first book. You can call me a musician, piano teacher, choir director, homeschool mom, gardener, soap maker, business owner or even tile painter (that was back in the 90s), but calling me an
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The Birth of Classic Booklovers

by Bill Weger, Founder and President Classic Booklovers opened this year on January 19 — Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday — celebrating the famous Maryland poet and author. We opened the online store with 50 plus titles — with many more on the way. I started the company sparked by my lifelong love of books. For
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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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