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The National Book Festival starts in DC on Friday

The National Book Festival starts in DC on Friday

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The Library of Congress’ National Book Festival is back Friday, September 17 for a 10-day race filled with author discussions, interactive presentations and a PBS special hosted by LeVar Burton. This year’s festival theme is “Open a book, open the world.”

There are over 100 authors on the list, with several big names including Roxane Gay, Michael J. Fox, Isabel Wilkerson, George Saunders, Alice McDermott and Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Starter Septembeat 5 p.m. 10, 35 video-on-demand events will go live. The majority of the festival’s events will be virtual with the exception of two conversations (with author Adrienne Raphel and New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz and then poet Nikki Giovanni). They will also be livestreamed, but if you want to attend the Library of Congress in person, you will need a (free) ticket.

More information can be found at the festival’s website.

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