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Poetry & Publicity : Festival Notes from a National Student Poet

The following is a guest post by 2016 National Student Poet Alum Joey Reisberg. The 2017 class of National Student Poets will perform at the National Book Festival on the LOC Town Square Stage between 2:05pm – 2:35pm. Come check out these talented students and hear them share their magnificent, original poetry. Nothing about the National Book […]

The Junior League of Washington Celebrates 15 Years of Festival Volunteering

The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is an organization of women dedicated to improving the community through trained volunteer service. JLW focuses its volunteer resources on improving literacy in and around Washington, DC. Since 2003, JLW has provided hundreds of trained volunteers each year to support the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Over its 15 years […]

A Twitter Party Before the Main Event

We are excited to announce that we will again host a festival Twitter Pre-Party ahead of the annual Library of Congress National Book Festival! This year’s festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. For the last […]

Top 5 Reasons to Join the Booklovers Circle

The following is a guest post by Thomas Shaw, operations assistant in the Library’s Development Office. We are excited to announce a new opportunity for book lovers to support our beloved annual celebration of reading and literacy, the National Book Festival, while enhancing their own festival experience. Each year, the Library of Congress National Book […]

50 Reasons to Volunteer at the Library of Congress National Book Festival

The following is a guest post by Faye Levin, Volunteer Coordinator for the Library of Congress National and Book Festival and Rebecca Naimon, National and International Outreach Intern. Each year, the Library of Congress National Book Festival relies, in part, on the wisdom and dedication of an incredible cadre of volunteers. For this year’s Festival, […]

2017 Main Stage Authors Announced!

Earlier this week Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, made an exciting video announcement detailing the stellar authors who will headline this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival. She was joined in front of a live audience by The Washington Post’s book editor, Ron Charles, to reveal and discuss the Main Stage authors, their current […]