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

From Star Wars to Indiana Jones: Biographer Brian Jay Jones to Showcase “George Lucas: A Life” at April 19 Gaithersburg Book Festival Event

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Free Event, Co-Hosted by Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus and
Politics & Prose, 
Scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, at the JHU Rockville Campus

Best-selling biographer Brian Jay Jones, author of “George Lucas: A Life”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 –  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (Map)
Gilchrist Hall Auditorium
9601 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Join the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus and Politics & Prose as they host “An Evening with Brian Jay Jones.”

Jones will discuss his latest book, “George Lucas: A Life,” which is the first comprehensive biography of the influential creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. The book was named one of Kirkus’s Best Books of 2016 and has been praised as “definitive” (New York Times), “whiz-bang” (People), a “must-read” (Parade) and deemed by Rolling Stone as “the one biography for casual and die-hard [Star Wars] fans alike.”

Jones spent nearly two decades as a public policy analyst and speechwriter, before turning to biography in 2007. He is past president of Biographers International Organization. His first book, “Washington Irving,” was acclaimed as the definitive biography of American literature’s first popular author and pop culture icon. Then in 2013, he released “Jim Henson: The Biography,” which was a New York Times best-seller. It also was chosen as the Best Biography of 2013 by Goodreads and a Top Ten book by CNN viewers.

Following his multimedia presentation, Jones will be available for signings.

This event is free, but seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Politics & Prose will be onsite selling copies of “George Lucas: A Life.”


About the Gaithersburg Book Festival

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual all-day celebration of books, writers and literary excellence. Quickly becoming one of the premier literary events in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, the 2017 Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall, in Olde Towne Gaithersburg, Md. Activities will include author appearances, discussions and book signings; writing workshops; a Children’s Village; onsite sales of new and used books; literary exhibitors and food, drink, ice cream and more. FREE admission and shuttle will be available from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall. The Gaithersburg Book Festival also hosts author events in Montgomery County throughout the year as a way to encourage continued appreciation for all things literary. For more information please visit or follow on Twitter @GburgBookFest.

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