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.

Authors include:


Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman, Original MTV VJs
Susannah Cahalan
Kitty Kelley
Lynne Olson
John Schwartz
Mark Shriver
Evan Thomas

Caroline Leavitt
Jane Green
Benjamin Percy, two-time Pushcart Prize winner
Karen Thompson Walker

Phillip Margolin
Brad Parks, Nero and Shamus award winner

Children’s & Young Adult
Mac Barnett
Fred Bowen
Julia Devillers
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

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