Book Festival Organizers Announce Lineup
The organizers of the Gaithersburg Book Festival have a released a look at the May 18 lineup.
In its fourth year, the festival will feature best-selling and award-winning authors, as well as local authors, a Children’s Village, presentations by poets and singer/songwriters, announcement of the high school short story contest winners, exhibitors with literary wares and on-site sales of new and used books. There will be writing workshops too. The festival is scheduled from 10 a.m – 6 p.m. on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall.
According to organizers, the festival will showcase more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors, who will participate in panel discussions and book signings throughout the day.
Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman, Original MTV VJs
Benjamin Percy, two-time Pushcart Prize winner
Karen Thompson Walker
Brad Parks, Nero and Shamus award winner
Children’s & Young Adult
Walter Dean Myers, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Adele Griffin, two-time National Book Award finalist
Daniel Hernandez, Jr. (Gabby Giffords’ intern)
Maggie Stiefvater, 2012 Printz Honor
Jon Scieszka, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
Sheila Turnage, 2013 Newbery Honor