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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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June 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Receives EPIC Award for Education (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman received the EPIC Award for Education on June 8th for his work on the Gaithersburg Book Festival. The EPIC award was presented to Ashman by bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Watch the presentation in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: PREVIOUS POST EPIC Awards Blog (PHOTOS & […]

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June 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Radio Receives EPIC Award for Innovation (VIDEO)

Takoma Radio received the EPIC Award for Innovation in Community Media on June 8th. Congressman Jamie Raskin presented the EPIC award to Désirée Bayonet at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. Bayonet is the program and training director for Takoma Radio WOWD-LP 94.3 FM. Takoma Radio is a non-commercial volunteer run station providing radio production training. The […]

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May 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Book Festival: So Many Stories, So Little Time (VIDEO)

The 6th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival took place on the grounds of City Hall on May 16. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports there was a story to tell everywhere you turned. There were some unusual challenges for the one-day festival this year. First, there was the weather. It was beautiful from the start, although hot, until […]

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May 4, 2015 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Book Festival Insider (VIDEO)

In this Gaithersburg Book Festival Insider segment, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen talk with MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke about pop up books and the author who may have the biggest draw. For more on the Gaithersburg Book Festival, visit its website here.

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April 24, 2015 | Krista Brick

Five Things to Know Today, April 24, in Montgomery County

Here’s your daily rundown of the events and stories that people are talking about today, April 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Weekend Plan: You’ve got a weekend coming up and we’ve got some great plans for you. Check out our Weekend Planner here.  2. Play in the Park: A local group is planning an event to encourage […]

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April 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Book Festival Insider (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke sits down with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen to get the inside scoop on the May 16th Gaithersburg Book Festival.

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April 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Author Sarah Pekkanen on “Things You Won’t Say” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen, a Chevy Chase resident, tells us about her latest book, Things You Won’t Say. The book, her sixth, will be released on May 26. You can find out more about author Sarah Pekkannen and her upcoming book tour by visiting her website here.  You can also […]

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April 20, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Pekkanen at Politics & Prose (Photos)

Author Sarah Pekkanen, a Chevy Chase resident, discussed her third novel, “The Best of Us,” at Politics & Prose Bookstore at 6 p.m. on April 20. The novel follows four college friends reuniting for a week in Jamaica. Pekkanen, who is often referred to as the patron saint of the Gaithersburg Book Festival,  is also […]

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November 5, 2012 | Staff Writer

“Inside the Gaithersburg Book Festival” (Video)

“Inside the Gaithersburg Book Festival” recaps the 2012 book festival and looks ahead to the 2013 festival. The show includes one-on-one interviews with authors, organizers and more. Take a look.    

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