Something of interest to book readers in the area or perhaps even in general, the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival is happening here in Washington DC on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Washington Convention Center.
Stephen King will be speaking, and Marilynne Robinson will speak and receive an award. My good friend and fellow reader, among other honors, Meg, had this to say about the latter:
“Marilynne Robinson wrote Gilead, a really beautiful book. It won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and was notable for prominently featuring faith as its theme. It is written from the perspective of a Midwestern pastor. She once said that authors today are afraid of writing about faith, but she finds that writing about it, authentically, produces some of the best writing there is.”
The book festival is free, features dozens of authors and will have children’s activities and appearances by children’s writers.
There will be also be poetry readings and poets. 😀
So I’m thinking of going! Are you?