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May 19, 2018 10am - 6pm
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Gaithersburg
Book Festival
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May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
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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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Special Event: An Evening with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Join us for a special event! On September 26, internationally-renowned novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be with us for a special discussion of her first novel, “Purple Hibiscus.” The event is part of the One Maryland One Book program produced by the Maryland Humanities Council – and it’s co-hosted by Montgomery College, Gaithersburg Book Festival, Montgomery County
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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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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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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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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.

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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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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