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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Literary Festivities

Hello! This is a notable weekend for Literary folks.

First and foremost, the National Book Festival is this Saturday, September 24. It's from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Mall, right in the heart of Washington DC. More than 80 renowned American writers will participate on the green right next to the National Museums of American History and Natural History. The festival features readings, interviews, presentations on writing, and book-signings. Some of the participating authors include John Irving, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, David Baldacci, David McCullough, Robert MacNeil, Dana Gioia, R.L. Stine, Gish Jen, Sue Monk Kidd, Sandra Brown, John Sandford, Tony Hillerman, Laura Lippman and Laura Numeroff. There also will be a Walt Whitman Celebration. Here's a link for more information:


If that doens't quench your literary longings, this weekend also boasts the Baltimore Book Festival, the mid-Atlantic's premire celebration of the literary arts. This year looks to be grand, being the 10th anniversary. It runs Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Writers, be sure to check out City Lit's Agents and Editors panel Sunday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. For more information on the Baltimore Book Festival, see the link below:


Close those books, power down those word processors and get ready for a festive weekend.


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