Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
City Hall
Grounds
Gaithersburg
Book Festival
Saturday
May 20, 2017 10am - 6pm
Gaithersburg
City Hall
Grounds

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What’s Your Book Addict Confession?

Two of your fellow book lovers have confessed their deepest, darkest book lovers secrets. (See below) Now it’s your turn! Post your Book Addict Confession in the comments or email it to us and you might see your confession turned into one of our cartoons.

Students – Let Your Imaginations Run Wild for 2017 Short Story Contest

The Gaithersburg Book Festival wants high school students to express their creativity in the seventh annual short story contest. The 2017 contest marks the first time that students have the freedom to write about whatever they want, with no opening lines or artwork to serve as inspiration. “We’ve read some pretty amazing writing by some
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Students Encouraged to Let Their Imaginations Run Wild in Seventh Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival Short Story Contest

Winning Author Will Receive $100 Prize Gaithersburg, Md. – August 22, 2016 – The Gaithersburg Book Festival wants high school students to express their creativity in the seventh annual short story contest. The 2017 contest marks the first time that students have the freedom to write about whatever they want, with no opening lines or
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Gaithersburg Recognized as a “Great Small Town for Book Lovers”

 In recognition of its nationally acclaimed Gaithersburg Book Festival, the City of Gaithersburg recently earned a spot as one of the “30 Great Small Towns for Book Lovers.” The list, assembled by AboutGreatBooks.com, recognizes towns that have strong connections to literature, either through individual books and authors or with programs that encourage reading and a
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South River High School Junior Grace Biddle Takes Top Honor in Gaithersburg Book Festival Short Story Contest

Grace Biddle, a Crofton, Md., resident and junior at South River High School, took first prize in the 2016 Gaithersburg Book Festival short story contest for high school students with her story, “Flight.” Second prize went to Osbourn Park High School (Prince William County, Va.) senior Bethany Kressin, for her story, “Eulogy for a Chameleon.”
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What did you think? Take our survey and WIN!

Dear 2016 GBF Attendees, Your feedback is important to us. It helps us keep our event fresh, relevant, and as good as it can be! Below is a link to our survey, which won’t take more than a few minutes to complete. We are picking a random survey participant and sending them a $100 Visa
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The GBF is ON! Show us your best rainwear!!

A little “liquid sunshine” isn’t going to dampen our spirits! (Because, yes, we are a “rain or shine” event, so the show will go on.) Don your best rainwear and share pictures via Twitter or Facebook using #GBF tomorrow (May 21) when you’re at the festival. Let’s show Mother Nature we can still have fun – no matter what she
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Your #GBF Can Be Worth $50

Are you excited about the upcoming Gaithersburg Book Festival?  Use #GBF on when you post on Facebook or Tweet about the Festival from Wednesday, May 18 to Monday, May 23, and have the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. We’ll compile all of our fans who used #GBF on social media during that time,
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How I Started Writing and Illustrating Children’s Stories

by Andreia Chavis-Douglas I have always loved reading books and enjoyed the adventures they take me on. This is probably because my mom read to my sisters and me when we were children. One of my favorite stories as a young child was about a young clam named Clem Clam, “A Story of the Happy
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Multilingual Storytime Tent: Back by Popular Demand

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is returning to the festival this year with its Multilingual Story Time tent. The tent will focus exclusively on stories in multiple languages and will feature stories read by students and educators. The readings will last 20 minutes, and are scheduled every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. The
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Meg Waite Clayton Talks Wartime Correspondents and Jane Austen

by Megan Wessell, A Bookish Affair Meg Waite Clayton is the author of the new historical fiction novel, “The Race for Paris.” It’s a riveting tale of female war correspondents during World War II during a time when the war front was anything but permissive for women especially. Inspired by women like Martha Gellhorn and
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Inclusion starts with the simplest action: a smile

by Debbie Sahlin We’ve all experienced that moment when our children first see a person living with a disability and ask, “What’s wrong?” It’s difficult to know how to respond, isn’t it? Do you remember when you were a child and saw someone with a disability for the first time? Do you remember what your
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Lynnette Bosan: From Foster to Freedom

by Lynnette Bosan Many people don’t overcome the odds against them. This was just the opposite of my story. At the age of 8 years old life was wonderful as I thought it should be. Being in the environment of my mother, brother and sister, until life began to take a turn for what I was not expecting. It
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GBF Panel: The Importance of Libraries: Now and In the Future

by Gene Taft If you’re an avid reader, chances are you have fond memories of visiting a library at some point in your life. I remember rushing home from elementary school one day and being beside myself with excitement recounting to my mother how I had discovered the school library and spent all of recess
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F.A.Q. – E.A. Aymar’s Reading at the Gaithersburg Book Festival

I hear you’re not reading directly from your book. What gives? Honestly, I still feel guilty about not reciting passages directly from my book during readings. I used to think that a writer’s prose should be so polished and perfect that it fit any context–a reading, a play, the side of a Chipotle cup. Then
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Some Requirements For My Forthcoming Gaithersburg Book Festival Presentation

by Jon Methven Leather chair. Pipe. Candles. Plenty of candles. Roll of duct tape. A monocle. Scale model of the solar system, except in the place of the sun will be the leather chair, where I will be sitting following my entrance. We’ll come back to this. No folding chairs. Everyone will stand, which will
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An excerpt from “Soccer Tales-Legend of the Shoelace Monster”

Below is an excerpt from “Soccer Tales-Legend of the Shoelace Monster” by Lewis Freimark “Nations come together every four years to play a World Cup of soccer. The United States is thought to be the next great cradle of soccer civilization. So who better to nurture the soccer babies than the Shoelace Monster himself? The Shoelace Monster
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A valuable lesson

by Adriana M. Amaro Many moons ago, when I was teaching Spanish to middle school students, I learned many valuable lessons. Today, I want to share one of those lessons with you. On a crisp morning in March, I arrived at school ready to teach my sixth grade Spanish class the difference between the verbs
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Gaithersburg Book Festival Debuts Brew & Vine Café Hosted by Dawson’s Market

Attendees Can Enjoy Beer, Wine, Coffee and Gourmet Fare While Enjoying Singer-Songwriter Performances and Poetry Readings Festival attendees will have a new option for refreshments and entertainment at the 2016 Gaithersburg Book Festival: the Brew & Vine Café from Dawson’s Market. Café patrons can sit down with a gourmet snack and a cup of coffee,
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Brief History of the Sleep Enforcement Agency

by Jon Methven “Americans are facing a sleep debt of epidemic proportions, and the nation’s leading doctor is taking notice.” – American Academy of Sleep Medicine “A bigger threat than drugs, assault weapons and ISIS,” the surgeon general warned. “Mister President, America is exhausted. We need to put the country down for a nap.” With the
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The Gaithersburg Book Festival is one of the nation's premier literary events, featuring talks and signings by some of the world's top authors, writing workshops, children's activities and performances, literary exhibitors, book sales, music, food, and fun for everyone!
Starts: 05/21/2016 10:00
Duration: 6 hours:
Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S. Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
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