This year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival is having a rebirth. It will return as an in-person event but will be relocated to the larger Bohrer Park at Summit Hill Farm.
The 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival features more than 100 authors, panel discussions, eight workshops, book signings and lots of activities in a Children’s Village. It is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This year, many of the presenters are non-fiction authors who have written about current events. They include U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff and author and journalist John Feinstein.
For the first time, one writing workshop will be conducted in Spanish. Other workshop topics include self-publishing, character and voice, submitting for publication, poetry for middle and high school students and writing a picture book.
No registration is required to participate in the workshops, which will be conducted outdoors and under a tent.
“The authors who present are from all over the country and all over the world,” said Garine Isassi, a book festival volunteer who chairs the workshops for adults.