Author Kwame Alexander. Photo by Nataki Alexander-Hewling
Our 2016 National Book Festival podcast series launches today with a bang! Poet, novelist and children’s book author Kwame Alexander sings, recites and has a conversation with the Library’s Sheryl Cannady. Listen to the podcast here.
This is the first in a series of conversations we’re sharing with authors who will be presenting at this year’s National Book Festival on Sept. 24. Kwame Alexander will appear on the Teens Stage. Every Tuesday and Thursday from now until the festival, visit this site, then download and listen to a new conversation with a terrific author.
The author talks and panel presentations from the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival are now available online. Now you can catch those presentations you missed and relive the ones you had the chance to attend! Here’s a list of all the videos.
On June 10th, the Library of Congress announced the appointment of the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, Juan Felipe Herrera. Herrera will begin his term as Laureate on September 1st, and his first official event as Poet Laureate will be at the National Book Festival.