DC Author Festival 2019

DC Author Festival 2019

In partnership with the Library of Congress

                                       Author Festival


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
Mumford Room
1:30 p.m. 

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 a an fascinating 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.

Session topics include:

Tabling organizations include:

  • International Publishing
  • Genre Writing
  • Pitch Wars
  • Short Story Writing
  • The Reality of Writing Your First Book
  • The Author/Agent Relationship
  • Small Press Publishing
  • Reading Your Writing Out Loud
  • Structuring Your Novel
  • DC-ALT
  • Moonlit
  • Pitch Wars
  • Johns Hopkins University Writing Program
  • The Writer's Center
  • Mason Jar Press
  • Hurston Wright Foundation
  • Inner Loop
  • Historical Novel Society
  • The Authors Guild
  • DC Public Library - DC Writers Project
  • Yellow Arros Publishing
  • Ink Press Productions
  • Washington Independent Review
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Library of Congress
  • Thick Press