Fall for the Book Festival

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Fall for the Book 2017

October 11-14, 2017


Based at George Mason University, Fall for the Book is an independent non-profit literary arts organization that promotes reading by sponsoring a variety of year-round events and activities, the flagship of which is the Fall for the Book festival held each September or October. The festival as well as other activities for both children and adults:

  • Connect readers and authors so that readers become acquainted on a personal level with writers and their work in new and vibrant ways

  • Illustrate the many ways reading encourages cultural growth through empathy and knowledge

  • Give children their first experience with the thrill of writing creatively through tailored workshops and readings, as well as first publication opportunities

The festival, which runs from October 11-14, 2017, will welcome a robust list of poets, historians, novelists, memoirists, children’s authors, YA writers and more at George Mason University and locations around Northern Virginia. This year, the festival is four days long and is partnering with the City of Fairfax’s Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14, to bring a day of literary and artistic events to audiences from throughout the region.

Some features include - Colson Whitehead of The Underground Railroad, and Lev Grossman of The Magicians Series– now a hit show on the SyFy Channel– will be joined by other major writers including Jennine Capó Crucet, poet Ellen Bryant Voigt and nonfiction writer David Shields.

Join us at Fall Festival on October 14 for a special day of children’s authors and events at Old Town Hall:

10:30am – Storyhour from Fairfax Library
11:30am – Megan Wagner Lloyd, Fort Building Time
12:30pm – Chiêu Anh Urban, Color Wonder Books
1:30pm – James Riley, Story Thieves: Pick the Plot!
2:30pm – Kara Laughlin, Sparkle & Shine, Accessorize Yourself (jewelry making workshop)
3:30pm – Maria Gianferrari, Hello Goodbye Dog
4:30pm – Jason Rodriguez & Liz Laribee, Colonial Comics (comic drawing workshop)

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