Events Calendar

Gaithersburg Book Festival

When: May 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: Grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall
31 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Cost: Free
Carolyn Crosby
Arts & Culture
book free Kid Friendly literary literature

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual celebration of great books and great writing that has made its mark as one of the nation’s top literary events. It takes place Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall (31 S. Summit Ave.) in Gaithersburg, Md.

The festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors who will participate in panel discussions and book signings throughout the day. Authors include:

• Anne Enright
• Sherrilyn Kenyon
• Benjamin Percy
• Marisa de los Santos

• Chef Cathal Armstrong
• Maureen Corrigan
• Clarence Page
• Nora Pouillon
• Alexandra Robbins

• Larry Bond
• Jeffrey Deaver
• James Grady

Children’s & Middle Grade
• Kwame Alexander
• Jessica Day George
• Gareth Hinds
• Michelle Knudsen and Matt Phelan
• Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
• Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
• Robert Sabuda
• Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
• Gene Leun Yang

Other festival highlights include a hall of exhibiting authors, a Children’s Village, announcement of the high school short story contest winners, exhibitors with literary wares, Friends of the Library used book sale, and onsite new book sales by Politics & Prose. Visitors of all ages also have the opportunity to participate in free interactive, hands-on writing workshops on a variety of topics.

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is presented in partnership with Politics & Prose, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Johns Hopkins University – Montgomery County Campus, Montgomery County Public Libraries, Montgomery County Public Schools, Rio Washingtonian Center, Shout Mouse Press, The Washington Independent Review of Books, Whole Foods-Kentlands and The Writer’s Center, with grant support from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Admission, parking and handicap-accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are FREE.