It's that time of year again: fall literature festivals! Your favorite writers reading their work as you listen surrounded by other writers and readers? Yes, please.
The National Book Festival, held this year at the Washington Convention Center, will be on Sat., August 30th. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, it is completely free.
The Fall for the Book Festival, organized by George Mason University, has many free events on campus and throughout the D.C. area. The festival runs from Sept. 11 - 18th.
The Dodge Poetry Festival, held at NJPAC and throughout historic buildings in Newark, New Jersey, will be held Oct. 23 - 26. Be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time.
For monthly listings of literary events in the Washington, D.C., area, check out the Beltway Poetry Quarterly's Poetry News.