[library-media] National Book Festival

Paula Zsiray pzsiray@mail.mtwest.net
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 10:07:57 -0500

The first National Book Festival will be held at the Library of Congress 
and on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, September 8. First Lady 
Laura Bush will host the event, which is sponsored by the Library of Congress.

The Festival will include author readings and book-signings, musical 
performances, and storytelling for children, adults, and families by a wide 
selection of noted authors and artists from around the country.

Recognizing the key role that reading and libraries play in the lives of 
both young people and adults, the First Lady and the Library of Congress 
hope that the National Book Festival will encourage all Americans to take 
advantage of the remarkable resources for lifetime learning available in 
our nation's libraries.

Featured authors include (and one is from Utah!):
Stephen E. Ambrose, George Ancona, Natalie Babbitt, Nevada Barr, Mary 
Brigid Barrett, A. Scott Berg, Michael Beschloss, Marc Brown, Christopher 
Buckley, Harlan Coben, Michael Collier, J. California Cooper, Robert Crais, 
Christopher Paul Curtis, John Feinstein, Russell Freedman, Sue Grafton, Jan 
Greenberg, Steven Kellogg, Dolores Kendrick, Larry L. King,  **David Lee, 
David Levering Lewis, David Macaulay, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack, 
Patricia MacLachlan, Thomas Mallon,  Margaret Maron, Barbara Mertz, E. 
Ethelbert Miller, Walter Mosley, Walter Dean Myers, Linda Pastan, Katherine 
Paterson, Richard Peck, Nathaniel Philbrick, Daniel Schorr, Jon Scieszka, 
Gary Soto, Poet, Scott Turow, Donald Westlake, and George F. Will.
See http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/authors.html for more information on these 

There are many links to other sites with book information.
Take a look & celebrate the book!