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

Category Archives for Fiction

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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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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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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The Metaphysics of Selfies

by Jon Methven After too many complaints from my phone that there was not enough iCloud storage, I set out to purge the digital shrapnel causing the overpopulation. This meant deleting hundreds of photos—kids, vacations and important family moments—most of which I concluded were vital. It got me thinking: If JPEGs take up space, they
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Q&A with Featured Author Jo Baker

by Megan Wessell, A Bookish Affair Jo Baker was born in Lancashire and educated at Oxford University and Queen’s University Belfast. She is the author of “Longbourn,” a national best seller and New York Times Notable Book. Her previous novels are “The Undertow,” “The Telling,” “The Mermaid’s Child” and “Offcomer.” Her most recent book is
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Discovering the Gaithersburg Book Festival…

by Megan Wessell I had lived in Gaithersburg for a couple years when I discovered the Gaithersburg Book Festival in 2014. I had wanted to go since I moved to this city but hadn’t ever made it. I couldn’t believe my good luck in having a huge book festival that happened just down the street
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Marisa de los Santos Talks Characters, Hobbies and Being Married to a Writer

by Christine Koubek Marisa de los Santos, author of New York Times bestsellers “Love Walked In,” “Belong to Me” and “Falling Together,” is also an award-winning poet with a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing. Her latest novel, “The Precious One,” is an insightful story about two sisters who share a father, but have never
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Avenues To Becoming A Writer

by Sharon Allen Gilder author, “The Rose Beyond” Recently, I was asked to explore the avenues that led me to becoming a writer. Where did my love for the written word and books originate? From early childhood, I was always in the company of books, and my parents frequently read stories and poems to me.
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Novelist James Grady Comes to the Gaithersburg Book Festival

By Karen O’Keefe In a recent interview, novelist and multi-talented writer in other genres, James Grady said the Gaithersburg Book Festival, now in its sixth year, is evidence that the Washington, D.C., area has now emerged as a vibrant literary community. It wasn’t always that way, he said. “Writing can be a really lonely activity.
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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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