Find your next job fast at the Jan. 28 Virtual Career Fair. Register now.
Education

Annual Book Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

By Michael Hricik — September 17, 2013 1 min read

Huzzah, book fans! This weekend marks one of the biggest celebrations of literature in the country: the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

The 13th annual festival will be held on the National Mall between 9th and 14th streets this Saturday (Sept. 21), from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, from noon to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. It is free and open to the public.

Teachers may be interested in stopping by the Library of Congress pavilion, which will offer an in-depth look at its resources, from a spotlight on special collections to conversations about veterans’ history. Also, a Pavilion of the States will highlight the literary traditions of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories with special exhibits.

And, a truly stacked lineup of more than 100 authors will give presentations at selected pavilions. Notable authors of books for children and teens include: Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles), D.J. MacHale (Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure Through Time and Space), Veronica Roth (the Divergent trilogy), Richard Peck, Katherine Applegate, Giada De Laurentiis, Fred Bowen, and others. Notable “adult” and genre authors include: Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner), Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), Don DeLillo (White Noise), Christopher Buckley, Joyce Carol Oates, Nicholson Baker, David Finkel, James McBride, and many more. Authors are available to sign books after their presentations, which can please both school field trip groups and teachers-as-fans.

For those who cannot attend, festival organizers will record podcasts, as well as videos of author talks, interviews, and more. Here’s a map for those will be lucky to be in D.C. among their book-loving brothers and sisters.

A version of this news article first appeared in the BookMarks blog.

Events

Teaching Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table With Education Week: How Educators Can Respond to a Post-Truth Era
How do educators break through the noise of disinformation to teach lessons grounded in objective truth? Join to find out.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
The 4 Biggest Challenges of MTSS During Remote Learning: How Districts Are Adapting
Leaders share ways they have overcome the biggest obstacles of adapting a MTSS or RTI framework in a hybrid or remote learning environment.
Content provided by Panorama Education
Student Well-Being Online Summit Keeping Students and Teachers Motivated and Engaged
Join experts to learn how to address teacher morale, identify students with low engagement, and share what is working in remote learning.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Join us for our NBOE 2021 Winter Teacher Virtual Interview Fair!
Newark, New Jersey
Newark Public Schools
Special Education Teacher
Chicago, Illinois
JCFS Chicago
Assistant Director of Technical Solutions
Working from home
EdGems Math LLC

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: January 13, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Obituary In Memory of Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief Writer and Editor
EdWeek Market Brief Associate Editor Michele Molnar, who was instrumental in launching the publication, succumbed to cancer.
5 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: December 9, 2020
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read