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A children's event at the 2019 National Book Festival

A real benefit to the mostly virtual National Book Festivals of the past two years was reaching and engaging with audiences from across the country and world. While the National Book Festival is back in person this year at the Washington Convention Center on Sept. 3, you don’t need to be in Washington, DC to experience the festival!

Livestream Three Stages

Three stages at the 2022 National Book Festival will be livestreamed at Main Stage, Society & Culture and Young Adult. Festivalgoers can tune in for events featuring singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe, comedian Leslie Jordan, actor Nick Offerman, authors Linda Villarosa and Ed Yong, Jason Reynolds and many, many more (see below)!

Main Stage: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk and Nicola Yoon; Nyle DiMarco; Candice Iloh; Leslie Jordan; Ebony LaDelle; Janelle Monáe, Yohanca Delgado and Alaya Dawn Johnson; Nick Offerman; Jason Reynolds.

Society & Culture: Rachel Aviv; Gal Beckerman; Daniel Bergner; Juli Berwald; Will Bunch; Morten Høi Jensen, Shawn McCreesh and Becca Rothfeld; Kathryn Judge; Brendan McConville; Robert Samuels; Linda Villarosa; Edith Widder; Elizabeth Williamson; Ed Yong.

Young Adult: Samira Ahmed; Victoria Aveyard; Donna Barba Higuera; Namina Forna; Chloe Gong; Tiffany D. Jackson; Ryan La Sala; Ebony LaDelle; Darcie Little Badger; Malinda Lo; E. Lockhart; Anna-Marie McLemore; Jason Reynolds; R. M. Romero; Sabaa Tahir; David Valdes.

The Festival Near You

We’re also excited to once again invite libraries, schools and community centers across the country to host National Book Festival watch parties. Working with organizations across the country ensures that we truly make this a “National” Book Festival! Would your organization like to host a watch party of the livestreamed stages? Please submit your information via this form by Aug. 15:

Organizations that host watch parties on Sept. 3 will be listed on our National Book Festival website at

Comments (5)

  1. Sorry, but I filled out the watch party form thinking it was just for checking in, so please take that survey off your list as I am not the authorized person to run a watch party here.

    Apologies for misreading, Thanks, Cathy

    • Thank you for letting us know.

  2. We are excited that libraries in these communities have already told us that they will be hosting National Book Festival watch parties!

    Patagonia, AZ
    Stratham, NH
    Boston, MA
    Exeter, NH
    Gary, IN
    Globe, AZ
    Richmond, VA
    West Shokan. NY
    Winthrop, WA
    Dennis Port, MA
    Huntingtown, MD
    Westminster, CA
    Malibu, CA
    Dover, DE

    Who’s next?

  3. I sent in a sign-up form to host a watch party at my graduate school on September 3, 2022 at which I’d like to feature the works of Ed Yong.

    Pan Mateusz Wojnarowicz, 17 lat

    • Great, thank you for your support!

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