DC Author Festival 2018

DC Author Festival 2018

In partnership with the Library of Congress

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. To register for the festival as a featured author, a tabling organization or an attendee, please fill out the registration form

Opportunities for Authors: 
This year, District of Columbia residents who have a published work will be able to submit a Featured Author application through the registration form. Featured authors will have their work, photo and bio displayed on digital screens throughout the DC Author Festival venue. Their work may also be selected by the DC Author Festival Committee to be purchased and displayed at East City Bookshop.

Opportunities for Organizations: 
This year we are offering display tables for area organizations, educational institutions, writers groups and other entities that offer support for local authors. Please fill out the registration form if you are interested in tabling at DC Author Festival. 

All sessions of the DC Author Festival are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Current session titles include: 
  • Query Letter Workshop
  • Writing about Place 
  • Publisher & Author Dialogue 
  • Agent & Author Dialogue 
  • Social Media and the Twitter Pitch for Authors 
  • I'll Do it Myself Publishing 
  • Building a Successful Author Platform Without All The Stress 
  • Local Bookstore Ownership and Operation in the 21st Century
DC Author Festival will take place at the Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building (101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. 20540).