The Library of Congress’s National Book Festival starts in two days! Are you ready? This year, the LOC invited blog subscribers to be Festival Ambassadors, so here I am, talking to you, about attending.
What’s good this year, you ask? SO MUCH, I answer. The expanded Festival has videos on demand, author conversations in real time, and live Q&A sessions. There’s a new NPR podcast series, live virtual events with the Washington Post, and a PBS special hosted by LeVar Burton (with Librarian of Congress rock star Carla Hayden)! Featured authors this year? How do Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Angie Thomas, Michael J. Fox, Jason Reynolds, Martha Wells sound for a start?
I can’t wait for the Spider-Man Origin Story in Art and Comic Books, happening online on 9/23 and the live Q&A with The Magic Fish author and illustrator, Trung Le Nguyen on the 25th. Derrick Barnes is going to be talking about I Am Every Good Thing, and Dan Gutman will be chatting about Houdini and Me on the 26th. There’s something for everyone over the next 10 days!
Check out the Schedule At A Glance right here, and print out a copy of this little game to play online with the LOC and your friends.
Handy-dandy links to bookmark and follow:
National Book Festival Website: loc.gov/bookfest
National Book Festival blog: https://blogs.loc.gov/national-book-festival/
Library of Congress Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/librarycongress/
Library of Congress Twitter: https://twitter.com/librarycongress
Events at the Library of Congress Twitter: https://twitter.com/events_loc
Carla Hayden’s Librarian of Congress Twitter: https://twitter.com/libnofcongress
Library of Congress Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress
Library of Congress on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/loc