We’re entering the season for book festivals and we’re fortunate, in the Washington, D.C. area, to have several. One of the finest is the Fall for the Book Festival, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, Virginia. This year, Fall for the Book will host more 150 authors during its weeklong celebration of literature and reading. From September 26th to the 30th, you can hear novelists, poets, writers of all sorts, at various venues in and around George Mason University. Fall for the Book began in 1999 as a two day festival. Today it’s grown into a significant, regional literary event.
Among the 150 authors who will read during the Festival, the award-winning headliners include novelists Michael Chabon and Neil Gaiman, as well as poet Rita Dove. The literary genres you can explore include: poetry, fiction, children’s and young adult, art and graphic design, business, memoir and creative fiction, environmental journalism, history and biography, politics and current affairs, and literary criticism.
I’m grateful to Art Taylor, from GMU, who contacted me about this Festival. While I’m reading on September 30th at the Baltimore Book Festival, I hope to catch some of the earlier events at Fall for the Book. Its breadth of categories looks terrific– something for every passionate reader.