“Now in its ninth year, this popular event celebrating the joys of reading and lifelong literacy will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009,on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 7th and 14th Streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (rain or shine). The event, for which the Honorary Chairs are President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, is free and open to the public. More than 120,000 people attended the festival last year.”
Authors slated to make presentations at the 2009 National Book Festival include: Julia Alvarez, Junot Diaz, Colson Whitehead, Ana Menendez, Asar Nafisi, Walter Mosley, Carmen Agra Deedy and more!
More info. available at www.loc.gov/bookfest