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 Ben Bradlee Jr., Gennifer Choldenko, Dhionelle Clayton, Alan Gratz , Anne Hillerman, Bob Levey, Jessica Long, Elinor Lipman, Gary Schmidt, Etan Thomas, Jeff Zentner and more – will participate in panel discussions and book signings at the festival on May 18, 2019. 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.