The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a free annual celebration of great books and great writing that has made its mark as one of the nation’s top literary events. More than 100 featured best-selling and award-winning authors – including Alice McDermott, Alisha Rai, John Feinstein, Mark Bittman, Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks, Dan Santat, Aaron Reynolds, Dave Roman, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Gayle Forman, Deborah Heiligman and more – will participate in panel discussions and book signings at the festival on May 19, 2018. Other activities include free, interactive writing workshops, a Children’s Village, literary exhibitors, the Brew and Vine Cafe featuring live entertainment, and onsite book sales by Politics & Prose. Admission, parking and accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are FREE.
Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it in the Writing Contests database, the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.