book festival

February 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival to Feature ‘American Dirt’ Author

The 11th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival will be held virtually this year throughout the month of May. This will be the second year the Gaithersburg Book Festival will be all virtual because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made on social media on Feb. 12: “Programming will start on May 1st and continue throughout the […]

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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 10, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What to Expect During Gaithersburg Book Festival This Year

It just a few days the city of Gaithersburg will host its annual Book Festival. Now in its ninth year, the festival, set for May 19, will feature various authors, workshops for aspiring writers, exhibits, food, and so much more. The event will be held at Gaithersburg City Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Authors Leave Gaithersburg Book Festival Impressed (VIDEO)

About 130 authors attended the 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival at the grounds of City Hall on May 20th, and their reviews of this literary event are glowing. “I think the Gaithersburg Book Festival is fantastic,” said author Mark Shriver, who was at the festival to discuss his latest book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the […]

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June 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg and Rockville Named as “Great Small Towns for Book Lovers”

There is a new list out that may be of great interest if you love small towns and books. The website,, has assembled a list recognizing towns that have strong connections to literature, and both the cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg are included on the “30 great small towns for book lovers” list. Rockville […]

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May 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts County Report This Week, which includes reports on the budget, a crime spike in Germantown, Water Safety Day and much more. You can watch the show, below:

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April 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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

Save the date: Kensington celebrates the International Day of the Book on April 24. The master of ceremonies is author Steve Piacente, and he shares why this is an event to check out in the video, below: More information is available at the Kensington Festival website to plan your visit.

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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 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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