The 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival is coming up soon and there are so many exciting things happening at this edition of the annual gathering. Taking place on Saturday, August 30th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the festival will showcase some of the best writers in the nation.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will serve as an ideal venue for this exciting day of literature, art and writer-to-reader interactions. The two million plus square foot center in Washington, DC will allow for all of the guests to circulate and present with comfort and enthusiasm. Located in our nation’s capital, the National Book Festival can fit right into a weekend touring the many memorials and historical sites the city also has to offer.
All of the writers coming to DC for the festival are acclaimed and celebrated in their own ways. Those who attend will get a chance to hear from a wide variety of speakers whose involvement varies from books for: children, teens, picture books, contemporary life, culinary arts, fiction & mystery, history & biography, poetry & prose, graphic novels and more.
Amongst the many highly anticipated guests, Raina Telgemeier will be in attendance. She’s written and illustrated two separate New York Times number one best selling graphic novels. The names of these works are, Smile and Drama. E.L Doctorow is another praised attendee, who is actually this year’s recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for Fiction. Claiming this high honor is one of many testaments to Doctorow’s brilliance. The excitement surrounding these two guests is just a drop in the water when thinking about how many wonderful writers will be present at the festival.
For those who find themselves in the Washington DC area on August 30th, the National Book Festival will be an absolutely unique and exciting event. So head to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, get some books signed and get turned on to some new great writers.