National Book Festival Will Be Held September 24th

Posted on August 2, 2005

Laura Bush at Book Festival announcement The 2005 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by Mrs. Laura Bush, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th streets. The festival is free and open to the public.

"The National Book Festival is a great way for families and friends to share the creative works of some of America's most-loved authors," Mrs. Bush said. "Readers of all ages can listen to favorite writers speaking about their books, have books autographed, meet many storybook characters and enjoy a day on the National Mall."

The 2005 festival will feature more than 80 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets, who will discuss their work in various pavilions such as "Fiction & Fantasy," "Mysteries & Thrillers," "History & Biography," "Children," "Teens & Children," "Poetry" and "Home & Family." Some of the authors attending include Sandra Brown, Tom Clancy, Thomas Friedman, Leeza Gibbons, John Irving, David McCullough, R.L. Stine and Tom Wolfe.
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