The International Day of the Book Festival, Kensington, MD

Kensington Day of the Book signWhat’s not to love about a street festival celebrating authors, books, art, artists, and the business of  books? We’re happy to be back at the Festival for a second year, talking with folks about using the Web and Social Media to promote their work.

Hope to see you there! Here’s the official press release and all the details.

Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday April 17, 2011 11-4

Street Festival: 3786 – 3716 Howard Avenue, Kensington Md 20895
The 6th annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival will be held on April 17, 2011, from 11am to 4pm on Howard Avenue in historic Old Town Kensington, Md.  This afternoon street festival celebrates the International Day of the Book with a variety of literary participants set up to show, sell, and discuss their works.  All activities are free.

This year features the popular local band The Nighthawks with special guest mystery author George Pelecanos, reading with the band.  Also featured, among others, are the Mystery Writers of America; Chess Master Allan Savage; music by JP McDermott and Western Bop; rare book evaluations, and free books from Bookcrossing, as well as over 100 local authors, bookartists, publishers, and literary groups.  Visitors and participants will enjoy listening to live music, author readings, open poetry mic and playing chess.  Children’s activities include book arts, storytelling, and a literary scavenger hunt.

The Town of Kensington will proclaim their first Poet Laureate, Richard Rice, at 2pm.

The festival is cosponsored by the Town of Kensington and the Pauli Bellet Foundation Catalan Library, and was cited by the Washington Post as one of the top literary festivals in the DC area.

Free parking will be available in the neighborhood and a number of parking lots in the town.
Food will be available at established food venues.

More information can be seen at
Please feel free to contact Eli with any questions.

Elisenda Sola-Sole
Kensington Day of the Book Festival

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