Authors, Book Lovers Take Capitol Hill BookFest Online for Second Year

May 2: Save the Date

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The beloved annual Literary Hill Bookfest that takes place every May at Eastern Market  will go virtual this year on Sunday, May 2.

The festival brings together dozens of authors of nonfiction, memoirs, poetry, fiction, and children’s literature with the readers who love them. The online format will allow book lovers and writers to join from around the world.

The live online program will feature poetry readings, book readings and discussions, and topical issues. A few highlights of the program:

  • The Power of CHildren’s Literature to Dissolve Divisions

Panelists: Courtney Davis, Kitty Felde, Grant Goodman, Glen Mourning, Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts

  • Finding Literary Inspiration in and Around Washington, DC

Panelists: E. Ethelbert Miller, Kim Roberts, Melanie Choukas-Bradley, Cindy Vasko, JoAnn Hill, Garrett Peck, Elizabeth Purcell

  • Workshop: Writers Gone Wild (Turning the Great Outdoors Into A Great Read)

Instructor: Melanie Choukas-Bradley

More than fifty authors and poets are participating in this year’s Literary Bookfest, including Maya Ajmera, David Bonier, Varu Chilakamarri, Tim Krepp, Kim Roberts, Ariel Sabar, Cindy Vasko, and E.J. Wenstrom.

To participate in this free event, go to the website https://www.literaryhillbookfest.org/ at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Sunday, May 2 and click on the link. Recorded videos created by dozens of authors for last year’s book fest –including poets, novelists, children’s authors and more– are also available on the site.