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 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg Book Festival Returns Saturday, Plan Your Visit

Looking for some good reading material for the summer and to do something fun this weekend? Gaithersburg’s popular book festival might just be the answer. Now in its 10th year, the festival will feature authors, workshops for aspiring writers, exhibits, a Children’s Village, onsite sales of new and used books, food, drink, ice cream and […]

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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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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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April 4, 2015 | Aline Barros

MCPS Students Finalists in Gaithersburg Book Festival Short Story Contest

Judges have selected three finalists for the 2015 Gaithersburg Book Festival High School Student Short Story Contest. According to a press release, first, second and third place- along with a fan favorite- will be announced at the book festival on May 16. The event will be held on the grounds of City Hall in Gaithersburg […]

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April 17, 2014 | Staff Writer

Writer’s Center Workshops at GBF

If you are looking to learn about screenwriting, craft the perfect mystery or generally sharpen your writing skills, the Gaithersburg Book Festival and The Writer’s Center (TWC) can help. TWC will be leading a series of free writing workshops during the fifth annual Gaithersburg Book Festival, taking place Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to […]

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May 23, 2013 | Staff Writer

Mayor’s Speech at GBF Authors’ Reception (Video)

Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz spoke at the authors’ reception the evening before the Gaithersburg Book Festival. Take a look.

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May 22, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Book Festival Sets Attendance Record (Video & Photos)

Over 18,500 people visited this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival. Now in its fourth year, this annual literary event is putting Gaithersburg and Montgomery County on the map as a cultural destination. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Officials said 17,000 people visited the festival last year. Below are some more images from this year’s event.

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May 17, 2013 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Book Festival Set for May 18

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place on May 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Gaithersburg City Hall grounds. The family-friendly festival includes author presentations, book signings and numerous workshops. The schedules for the presentations, discussions and author signings is available on the Gaithersburg Book Festival website and summarized below.  View or print […]

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