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

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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 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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Our High School Student Short Story Contest Returns… with a Twist

What good story doesn’t include a twist, right? For this year’s high school student short story contest, our “twist” is in what we’re using to help inspire the students’ work. In past years, we’ve had one of the festival’s published authors write three opening lines from which the students could choose to start their 1,000
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Festival Launches Fourth Annual Short Story Contest for Md, Va, and DC High School Students

What happens when you ask a satirist to write the opening lines for a short story contest? You end up with themes that involve psychics, fish-eyeball pizzas and pirates. The Gaithersburg Book Festival today is launching its fourth annual short story contest for Washington, D.C., area high school students. To participate, individuals must be enrolled
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Planning Your Day: GBF Author Schedule.. and More

With so many great authors, we know many of you want the opportunity to put together your gameplan in advance. Which is why we’ve created a one-page schedule of author speaking times. This schedule at a glance will allow you to see what authors are speaking during each block of time during the day so
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Books, Beverages, and Volunteering

Books, beverages, and volunteering. You’d think that these three have nothing in common…but they do when it comes to Booktini, a national book club that started in Oakland, Calif. Booktini also has a chapter (pun, intended) in the DMV (DC-MD-VA), as well as one in Brooklyn, N.Y. Each Booktini group holds a monthly book club
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Need a Little Parenting Advice? The (Hilarious) Mommy Bloggers Will Be Here!

If you’re looking for a little traditional parenting advice, we can’t help you. But if you’re ready for brutal honesty, imperfection, and a LOT of laughs, well, then we’re the place to be! With topics ranging from mommy guilt to how to (gracefully? maybe not…) handle your kid puking during a birthday party, the festival’s
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Chef Author Pati Jinich Is Hot, Hot, Hot!!

She’s hot, hot, hot! And we’re not just talking about her food or her spices! Chef Patricia Jinich, author of “Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking,” has been burning up the airwaves — and newspapers and the web — this month following the release of her cookbook. Appearances have included “The
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Q&A with author Vaddey Ratner

Vaddey Ratner’s debut novel, “In the Shadow of the Banyan,” is a New York Times best-seller and the result of her recent travels back to her native country of Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Vaddey was five years old when the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975. After four years, having endured forced labor, starvation,
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Inside the Gaithersburg Book Festival…


Curious as to what all the buzz is about? Thanks to Montgomery Community Media, those of you not “in the know” can now find out. Montgomery Community Media (MCM) put together a 30-minute show that explores the book festival, gets “up close and personal” with some of 2012’s authors, and talks about GBF 2013. And we’ve got the video right here!

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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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Gaithersburg, MD
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