From She Writes:
If you’re a writer seeking connection, what better place to go than a book festival? Not only are these Top 10 Book Festivals to Attend in 2019 places where you as an author can get in touch with readers. It is also a great place to find fellow writing friends. Check out one of these big book festivals this year!
We’ve included a few from each region so no matter where you live you can find a major festival nearby.
National Book Festival – August
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. Over its long history, the National Book Festival has become one of the pre-eminent literary events in the United States.
The festival was created by Laura Bush and then-Librarian of Congress James H. Billington at the suggestion of Mrs. Bush, who had created the Texas Book Festival. The first National Book Festival was Sept. 8, 2001. Mrs. Bush served as honorary chair of the festival through 2008.
The festival is funded by private donors and corporate sponsors who share the Library’s commitment to reading and literacy. Since 2010, National Book Festival Board Co-Chairman David M. Rubenstein has been the festival’s lead benefactor.
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