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Now Available: Tickets for March Events in National Book Festival Presents Series

Today’s the day: You can now reserve tickets for March events in the National Book Festival Presents series!

First, though, make sure you’ve snagged free tickets for tonight’s event, “Rosa Parks: The History and the Heart,” celebrating Parks’ life and legacy. NPR host Michel Martin will moderate a panel conversation featuring Parks biographers Douglas Brinkley (“Rosa Parks: A Life”) and Jeanne Theoharis (“The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks”). Act fast!

Now, on to the literary superstars who will take the Coolidge Auditorium stage throughout the month of March:

On Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m., join us for “Great American Editors,” a new National Book Festival Presents series kicking off with legendary fiction editor and publisher Nan Talese alongside one of her most legendary novelists, Margaret Atwood, in a conversation about their work together. The new “Great American Editors” series will explore the vital role of editors in the writing and publishing process.

Register now for your free tickets via Eventbrite. Signed copies of Atwood’s latest novel, “The Testaments,” are available for pre-purchase with ticket registration, and ticketholders are also invited to view a pre-event display of items from the Library’s extensive collections related to “Great American Editors.”

The following morning, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 13, we invite you to attend the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature and Symposium. The event, emceed by award-winning writer Grace Lin and co-sponsored by We Need Diverse Books, will feature the honorees and winners of the Walter Award.

Tickets are not required for this event, which is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing will follow the symposium.

On Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m., author and scholar Jeffrey Rosen will discuss his new book, “Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty and Law,” with Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor at Slate.

Make sure to register for your free tickets via Eventbrite. Signed copies of Rosen’s “Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty and Law” are available for pre-purchase with ticket registration. Ticketholders are also invited to explore the Library by viewing a pre-event display featuring collection items related to Rosen and Lithwick’s conversation.


All National Book Festival Presents events are free and open to the public, but most require tickets. Read our recent press release for the full winter and spring National Book Festival Presents event calendar. You can also subscribe here for email updates on ticketing and book sales, and learn more about the series on the National Book Festival Presents website.

The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which is free for everyone, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 29. You can get up-to-the-minute news, schedule updates and other important festival information by subscribing to this blog. The festival is made possible by the generosity of sponsors. You too can support the festival by making a gift now.

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