gaithersburg book festival

June 17, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Gaithersburg Book Festival Hosting Virtual Diversity Discussion

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will host a live YouTube discussion about understanding diversity through literature on June 24 at 7 p.m. As protests continue & another chapter is written in the record of US's struggle /w race relations the @GburgBookFest has put together a special panel on how books & stories from diverse voices can […]

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May 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

What to Expect at the Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Another year, another Gaithersburg Book Festival. The coronavirus can’t stop the city’s book worms and writers from coming together, even if they won’t be gathering in Bohrer Park. Mayor Jud Ashman discusses what to expect at this year’s Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival: The Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival launches Saturday and there there will be activities […]

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May 6, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Gaithersburg Book Festival Announces Virtual Schedule

Despite having to cancel the physical part of their popular annual event, the Gaithersburg Book Festival has found a way to keep their celebration of literature alive. On May 16 the festival will kick off its month-long schedule of online events. “I’m delighted that our creative staff and volunteers have figured out a way to […]

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March 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Book Festival Moved to Virtual

Like just about everything else, from arts to business to family chats, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is heading toward a virtual-only experience. The festival, which was planned for May 16, will not be held as usual as it has since 2010. Rather than meeting at Bohrer Park, “we will not be coming together – at […]

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February 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Navarro Takes Issue with ‘Stereotypes and Caricatures’ in Controversial ‘American Dirt’ Book

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro has weighed in on the controversial book “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins. Cummins, a graduate of Gaithersburg High School, will participate in a city-wide “Gaithersburg Reads” book discussion on March 31. The book has come under fire from Latinx authors who say Cummins uses stereotypes to portray Mexican characters fleeing […]

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October 30, 2019 | Cindy Peña

Special Guest Announced for DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading

Her poems about the tragic realities of life – gun violence and opioid addiction – have won her international acclaim, and yet this award-winning poet, Lydia Wei is still in high school.  Wei, a senior at Richard Montgomery County High School, is a special guest at DiVerse Gaithersburg on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m., at […]

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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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October 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Book Festival Moves to Bohrer Park for 2020 and 2021

The 2020 and 2021 Gaithersburg Book Festivals will move from the City Hall grounds to Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm. The festival needs the new location for at least the next two years because of construction of an office building in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. The building on South Summit Avenue will become a new […]

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August 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Educators Remember Toni Morrison

Montgomery County leaders are remembering Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison, celebrated for her works about the black experience in America. The “Beloved” author died Aug. 5 from complications with pneumonia. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando about what Morrison meant to them. Ashman said he had always […]

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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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