“What I love about the Gaithersburg Book Festival is its intimacy, its small-town atmosphere lit by big-time literary stars. Here’s a chance for authors to talk and laugh with their readers, and for readers to share their enthusiasm in a setting that’s as friendly as a country fair, as sweet as kettle corn.”
— Ron Charles, fiction editor for the Washington Post
The application deadline for 2013 Featured Authors has passed, but we would love for you to come and enjoy the day!
FEATURED PRESENTER INFORMATION
You could be among the hundreds of authors who have joined us on the stages of the Gaithersburg Book Festival. In its fourth year, the Festival has gained prominence as one of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area’s premier literary events, featuring prominent authors, poets and songwriters.
Among the past participants are a variety of best-selling and award-winning authors, including Tom Angleberger, Alex Berenson, Buzz Bissinger, Sarah Blake, Eleanor Brown, Rita Mae Brown, Michael Buckley, Andrew Clements, John Feinstein, Mary Downing Hahn, Adam Hochschild, Stephen Hunter, Jenny Lawson, Caroline Leavitt, Jim Lehrer, Alice McDermott, Tom McNeal, Madeline Miller, Brad Parks, Sarah Pekkanen and David O. Stewart.
If you are an author who will publishing a book in the coming year, and it will be out by May 2014, we invite you to submit to present at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival. If selected, you could present individually, be paired with other featured authors, or be featured in a panel discussion.
2014 Application will be available July 2013.
To apply, the following is required:
- Completed Application
- Resume or description of speaking experience
- A copy of the book you’ll be promoting