Mark Shriver

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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May 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithesburg Book Festival Set for May 20 at City Hall (VIDEO)

The 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival returns to the grounds of City Hall on May 20th. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is the founder of this literary festival and he tells MyMCMedia that this year’s lineup includes about 130 authors, and that’s a record. He is also hoping to see a record crowd in Olde Towne […]

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October 20, 2013 | Staff Writer

Newsome Leadership Awards (Photo)

Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, left, was one of four honorees on Oct. 17 when the Center for Nonprofit Advancement presented its annual Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Awards at the Center’s 34th Annual Celebration at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. The award honors the Center’s former director of advocacy and community relations. […]

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May 24, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Mark Shriver Talks About his Dad (Video)

Author Mark Shriver discusses his book, “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver” at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 18. Here’s a clip from his presentation.

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October 15, 2012 | Staff Writer

“A Good Man” (Video)

Montgomery County resident Mark Shriver has written a bestselling book about his extraordinary dad, Sargent Shriver. The first time author recently visited the Bethesda Library to share his story, “A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father Sargent Shriver,” with local readers. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. If you missed this event, you can see Shriver at the […]

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September 4, 2012 | Valerie Ervin

“A Good Man” by Mark Shriver

I arrived safely in Charlotte last night at around 9 pm.  It stormed most of the way from Durham to Greensboro.  I am lucky to be staying at a hotel within walking distance of the convention center. I have been asking many of the delegates who attended the Denver DNC as well as this one, […]

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