Gaithersburg Mayor, Event Founder Highlights 5 Authors at Saturday’s Book Festival

photo of 5 authors participating in 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival

The 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival returns for the first time in three years to a fully in-person event. The festival takes place Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue.

Mayor Jud Ashman founded the festival in 2010. Since then it has grown to attract award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country. The mission of the festival is “to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation.”

The 2022 Gaithersburg Book Festival features more than 100 authors. Mayor Ashman highlights five in this short video.

The 5 Featured Authors

1. Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, author of My Monticello, presents at 1:15 in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Pavilion. Johnson signs books at 2:15 p.m.

2. John Feinstein, author of Raise a fist, Take a Knee, presents at 12:15 p.m. in the Rachel Carson Pavilion. Feinstein signs books at 1:15 p.m.

3. Mary Childs, author of The Bond King, presents at 4:15 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass Pavilion. Childs signs books at 5:15 p.m.

4. John Scalzi, author of The Kaiju Preservation Society, presents at 3:15 p.m. in the Dashiell Hammett Pavilion, Scalzi signs books at 4:15 p.m.

5. Karen Joy Fowler, author of Booth, presents at 3:15 p.m. in the Gertrude Stein Pavilion. Fowler signs books at 4:15 p.m.

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