May 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Influential Authors Stop By 10th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival

The 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival featured 140 authors who are celebrated at the local and national level. “This year is the one that I think matches the City of Gaithersburg the most in terms of its diversity,” Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman said. Some in attendance include Sarah McCoy, author of “Marilla of Green Gables”; […]

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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Officials Excited to Meet Authors at Gaithersburg Book Fest

Some of the biggest authors are coming from around the world to attend the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The night before the big event, authors are invited to mingle with one another at a VIP Authors Reception. Local politicians came up for the pre-festival celebration, including Gaithersburg […]

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May 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Why Gaithersburg’s Mayor is Pumped for Book Fest

There’s no one more excited for the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival than the city’s mayor, Jud Ashman. More than 140 authors will be at the festival — here’s what Ashman had to say about these authors: Some of the biggest names at the festival, according to Ashman, include Kwame Onwuachi, author of “Notes From […]

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May 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

It’s official. The Gaithersburg Book Festival has set a new record for attendance. City officials estimate that 22,000 people attended the literary event this year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Denise Kayser, division chief of arts and events for the city of Gaithersburg, said attendance in 2017 was almost twice the size of the 2016 turnout. […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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A Preview of Montgomery College’s Speaker Series that Begins on Sept. 15 (VIDEO)

Montgomery College launches its Frank Islam Athenaeum speaker series at the Germantown campus on Sept. 15th. Find out more about the lecture series in this report, below:

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May 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Craig Rice at the Gaithersburg Book Festival (VIDEO)

The Gaithersburg Book Festival attracted people from around the country to the grounds of City Hall on May 21. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice introduced one of the event’s speakers, Wayne Pacelle, who is the President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Rice talks about why […]

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April 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Kensington Celebrates the International Day of the Book on April 24 (VIDEO)

Kensington is gearing up for its annual International Day of the Book festival, which is set for April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Howard Avenue. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke recently sat down with author Steve Piacente, who is the book festival’s master of ceremonies, to find out more about this year’s event. Take […]

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May 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival: So Many Stories, So Little Time (VIDEO)

The 6th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival took place on the grounds of City Hall on May 16. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports there was a story to tell everywhere you turned. There were some unusual challenges for the one-day festival this year. First, there was the weather. It was beautiful from the start, although hot, until […]

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May 14, 2015 | Krista Brick

Amtrak Derailment Could Impact Gaithersburg Book Festival Authors

The Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia is creating a hurdle in getting some authors expected to the Gaithersburg Book Festival this Saturday. According to Mayor Jud Ashman up to ten authors or 10 percent of the authors on the program may be having issues getting to the Saturday festival because Amtrak has cancelled service. “Obviously the Amtrak […]

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April 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Book Festival Insider (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke sits down with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen to get the inside scoop on the May 16th Gaithersburg Book Festival.

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