Co-sponsored by my fabulous friends at Chaos to Clarity, this year’s Kensington Book Festival is this weekend! Check it out from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. — kk
Photo by Ozan Uzel
The 6th annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival is fast approaching! Writers, publishers, book artists, illustrators, and Kensington community organizations will gather on April 17, 2011, from 11am to 4pm on Howard Avenue in historic Old Town Kensington, Md. The afternoon street festival celebrates the International Day of the Book by bringing together a variety of literary participants set up to show, sell, and discuss their works.
If you would like to join us and get more exposure for your work, you’ll find participant sign-up information on the website. Secure your place at the festival and rev up your local marketing and outreach for only $25. The sooner you sign up, the sooner you’ll be included on the website and in promotional materials. You can sign up for email updates right on the homepage.
It is going to be a great day—the Nighthawks are performing and special guest, mystery author George Pelecanos, will read with the band. JP McDermott and Western Bop will also be there to rock the Avenue!
Meet folks from the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. There will also be:
· Rare book evaluations
· Free books from Bookcrossings
· Author readings
· Open poetry mic
· The chance to play Chess Master Allan Savage
· Children’s activities like book arts, storytelling and a literary scavenger hunt
· Free parking in the neighborhood and at a number of parking lots in town
· Tasty treats from established restaurants and cafes
Cosponsored by the Town of Kensington and the Pauli Bellet Foundation Catalan Library, the Festival was cited by the Washington Post as one of the top literary festivals in the DC area.
Chaos To Clarity is a proud sponsor of the Festival this year and we invite you to stop by our table or attend one of our presentations at 12:30 or 2:00pm on How to Promote Your Books & Business with the Web. We’ll share lots of useful tips and strategies to help you make the most of social media, blogs, and websites—your own and other people’s!
Please feel free to contact the organizer, Elisenda Sola-Sole, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-949-9416.
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