gaithersburg book fest

January 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘American Dirt’ Author Still Coming to Gaithersburg Despite Book Tour Cancellation

The rollout of “American Dirt,” the critically acclaimed novel by Gaithersburg High School alumna Jeanine Cummins, has become so controversial, that Bob Miller—the president of Flatiron Books—has announced the cancellation of Cummins’ book tour. This cancellation does not, however, affect Cummins’ appearance at the Gaithersburg Reads community book discussion scheduled on March 31 at Gaithersburg […]

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January 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Selects ‘American Dirt’ for City-Wide Book Club

City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has announced that “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins is the first selection for “Gaithersburg Reads,” a new city-wide book club that leads to a large community discussion with the author. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School and a former guest at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, is the author […]

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October 11, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman

Jud Ashman is the affable mayor of the city of Gaithersburg. He has been a very busy man lately with a long list of big things like Montgomery County’s first ever Wawa and possibly first-ever Royal Farms. Ashman addresses those topics plus the future of Lakeforest Mall and discusses his pet project, the popular Gaithersburg […]

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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 20, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Children’s Authors at Book Fest Draw Record Crowds (Video)

The Children’s Village was a popular destination for the record crowds at this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has a look at the award winning authors who took part in the annual festival. This year’s festival brought numerous award winning authors together, including Caldecott medal winner Brian Floca. But the biggest line of […]

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May 18, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival Does it Again (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The fifth annual Gaithersburg Book Festival attracted thousands of people of all ages to the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall on May 17 for what appeared to be a record turnout. The weather was picture perfect for the daylong event, which was primarily held outdoors. There were lines of people that stretched across the lawn […]

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March 11, 2014 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Book Fest Announces Children’s Line Up

The Gaithersburg Book Festival isn’t just for adults. Featuring some of the top authors in children’s literature, hands-on activities and interactive workshops, the festival’s Children’s Village offers an incredible program for younger readers – from the newest book lovers to avid teen readers and writers.  The festival takes place Saturday, May 17  from 10 a.m. […]

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May 18, 2013 | Sonya Burke

GBF Update (Photos)

Just back from an exciting day at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. The weather may not have been perfect but Montgomery County area book lovers didn’t seem to mind. My coworkers at Montgomery Community Media rock! If they were manning our booth or working behind the cameras, they always (even when it’s raining) have a smile […]

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