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.
Calling all students in the Mid-Atlantic area entering 5th or 6th grade this fall! Tell the Library of Congress what book shaped you, and you could win a trip to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., this Labor Day weekend. The “A Book That Shaped Me” annual summer writing contest which asks students to […]
As we prepare to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the National Book Festival, what better way to take a look back then with our own #ThrowbackThursday posts? And, since our 2015 festival poster designed by Peter de Sève was just announced, let’s start with a look back in the poster gallery at the festival posters and the many illustrators who’ve designed them over the years.
Peter de Sève, the award-winning illustrator and character designer behind animated features like Ice Age and countless New Yorker covers, shares some thoughts about illustrating, books and his design for this year’s National Book Festival Poster. You’ve been doing illustration and character designs over three decades. What was your first really big project – the […]
Hello and welcome to the first installment of the Library of Congress National Book Festival blog! This September will mark the 15th anniversary of the nation’s premier celebration of books and reading, and the launch of this blog is just one of the many ways we’ll be marking the occasion. This year’s festival will take […]