Authors in Your Living Room: Literary Hillfest is Online Sunday

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Louis Bayard is one of many authors participating in the Tneth Annual Literary Hill Bookfest. Courtesy: Literary Hill Bookfest

It’s just like having famous authors in your living room (or office! or kitchen! –bring them to your backyard)!

The Literary Hill BookFest, an annual celebration of books and authors held each spring on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, invites everyone to join the festival when it takes place online for the second time this Sunday, May 2 beginning at 11 a.m.

Join in for an opportunity to meet some beloved authors of fiction, memoir, poetry, history, children’s literature, nonfiction, mystery and more. Tune in for a variety of literary delights, including timely panel discussions, writing workshops, a poetry open mic, and even a surprise or two.

Featured writers include Louis Bayard, New York Times contributor and national bestselling author of Courting Mr. Lincoln; Ariel Sabar, author of Veritas and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for his debut book My Father’s Paradise; poet Teri Ellen Cross Davis, author of Haint, A More Perfect Union and a Cave Canem fellow, Tamara Copeland, author of Daughters of the Dream: Eight Girls From Richmond Who Grew Up in the Civil Rights Era; Jennifer Howard, former columnist for The Washington Post and author of Clutter: An Untidy History; Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts, co-authors of The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World; Ethelbert Miller, author of If God Invented Baseball, and many more.

This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.literaryhillbookfest.org to live stream the festival on Sunday and to contribute to our crowd-sourced poem.