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Gaithersburg Book Festival Announces Virtual Schedule

Originally Published by MyMCMedia on 05/06/2020 Written By: Grace Mottley Despite having to cancel the physical part of their popular annual event, the Gaithersburg Book Festival has found a way to keep their celebration of…

Originally Published by MyMCMedia on 05/06/2020
Written By: Grace Mottley

Despite having to cancel the physical part of their popular annual event, the Gaithersburg Book Festival has found a way to keep their celebration of literature alive. On May 16 the festival will kick off its month-long schedule of online events.

“I’m delighted that our creative staff and volunteers have figured out a way to keep the spirit of the Book Festival alive,” Jud Ashman, the mayor of Gaithersburg and founder of the Gaithersburg Book Festival said in a press release. “We have some amazing authors who, over the next several weeks, will engage in dialog and presentations that are sure to be funny, thought provoking, enlightening and sometimes simply diversionary.”

On Saturday, May 16,  Ashman will launch the first virtual festival with a welcome video posted to the festival’s website. While the weekend of May 16 is the first weekend of the festival, there will be events each week to create a month-long festival experience.

Each weekend includes a lineup of author presentations and conversations on a host of topics from Wakanda to queer history that are part of one of three event series: TGIF Live!, Saturday Night Premiere, Sunday Morning Kids…

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