Calling all readers, the new Library of Congress National Book Festival blog launched this week! It’s one of the many ways that we will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the nation’s premier celebration of books and reading.
This year’s festival will take place during Labor Day weekend on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A record 150 authors are scheduled to present in a range of pavilions including Children, Teens, Picture Books, Biography & Memoir, Contemporary Life, Food, Fiction, Graphic Novels, History, Mysteries & Science Fiction, Poetry & Prose, Science, Special Programs and few more yet to be announced.
The blog will be a way to keep you up to date on authors, activities and how you can take part. Already there are three blog posts up, including a Q&A with this year’s poster artist Peter de Sève as well a look back at all of the posters over the festival’s 15-year history.
We invite you to follow along on the festival blog, as well as we countdown to the summer’s biggest literary event!
Please try to have Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder as speakers.