Gaithersburg Book Festival

05/16/2020 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction


Friends & supporters, circumstances have reached the point where we have to change gears on our beloved Gaithersburg Book Festival.

We will not be coming together – at least face to face – on May 16th for GBF.

HOWEVER, having spent the last year putting together a *fantastic* lineup of authors, books, workshops, and other special programming, we are going to be looking at creative ways to deliver some of that programming to you and connect you with some of those authors, virtually, where we can.

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The Grounds of Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm
506 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

** CANCELED ** Poetry and Sculpture in Public Space: Collaboration and the Art of Translation

04/20/2020 - 12:00pm

LAYNIE BROWNE will host a panel on translation celebrating the public art project Dawn Chorus, a collaboration between Browne and visual artist Brent Wahl, which can be found at the The Rail Park at Callow Hill. This permanent installation is made of two complementary elements: a sculpture made of a repurposed utility pole and cast aluminum birds (created by Wahl) and poetry excerpts in thirteen languages engraved in paver stones (curated by Browne). Dawn Chorus is designed to celebrate communication, rail lines and the city as meeting place.

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Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

An Evening With David Sedaris

10/03/2020 - 8:00pm
Creative Nonfiction

WYPR 88.1FM presents an evening with David Sedaris!

David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers 'Naked,' 'Me Talk Pretty One Day,' 'Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,' and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm, following the release of his newest book & New York Times #1 Best Seller, 'Calypso.'

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Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

** CANCELED ** Ottessa Moshfegh: Death in Her Hands

04/28/2020 - 7:00pm

From one of our most ceaselessly provocative literary talents, a novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds a cryptic note on a walk in the woods that ultimately makes her question everything about her new home.

A Cappella Books welcomes New York Times bestselling author of "My Year of Rest and Relaxation," Ottessa Moshfegh, to SCADshow in honor of her highly-anticipated new novel, "Death in Her Hands." Moshfegh will be in convesation with writer and publicist, Alison Law.

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173 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Book Promotion in the Time of Covid 19

04/29/2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

Please join The Writer’s Workshop for a talk by Tess Day, book publicist for Mountaineers Books, on how to promote books in the time of Covid. Whether you’re new to publishing or an experienced author, you’ll learn from her approach to book promotion in the current climate. Day has extensive experience in book promotions, including several years at Seattle’s Sasquatch Books as well as at Simon & Schuster and Penguin in NYC. Email to sign up for the Zoom teleconference.


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Zoom Teleconference, Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

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The Journey of Liu Xiaobo - From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate

05/10/2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Creative Nonfiction

As a fearless poet and prolific essayist and critic, Liu Xiaobo became one of the most important dissident thinkers in the People’s Republic of China. The Journey of Liu Xiaobo draws together essays and reflections on the “Nelson Mandela of China.” Original and powerful, The Journey of Liu Xiaobo combines memory with insightful analysis to evaluate Liu’s impact on his era, nation, and the cause of human freedom.

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008

ONLINE - #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice

03/25/2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Creative Nonfiction

Join Sarah J. Jackson for an online-only panel discussion of her new book #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice, co-written by Moya Bailey and Brooke Foucault Welles, that explores how and why Twitter has become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations, including people of color, women, and LGBTQ communities.

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