DC Author Festival 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. 20540
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The DC Author Festival, in partnership with the Library of Congress, is a gathering for local writers to participate in workshops, discussions, social activities and professional development.
Please register here for the event so that we know you will attend and which sessions interest you!
Signature Speaker: Michael Twitty
The 2019 featured author will be Michael Twitty, James Beard Award winning author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary Traditions in the Old South. Join us for an exploration of Twitty's writing about food history and African American culinary culture.
The DC Writers Project:The DC Public Library is excited to introduce The DC Writers Project which will allow local writers to submit works of adult and young adult fiction for the Library's online collection. Stop by the DC Public Library table to learn more!
Members of DC Public Library's Studio Lab will also be on hand to help writers record writing pitches.
Tabling organizations include:
- Pitch Wars
- Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing Program
- The Writer's Center
- Mason Jar Press
- Hurston Wright Foundation
- The Inner Loop
- The Authors Guild
- DC Public Library - DC Writers Project
- Yellow Arrow Publishing
- Ink Press Productions
- Washington Independent Review of Books
- Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
- Library of Congress
- Thick Press
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