The 2017 National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, is scheduled for Saturday, September 2, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center. Originally sited on the Mall, it was relocated a few years ago due to concern about the thousands of attendees effect on the grounds.
Who’s appearing from the wonder world of comics? Check the list below! It’s stellar!
And if that’s not enough, there are lots of amazing authors and illustrators scheduled!
The map of the festival. “South” is the side facing the old Carnegie Library on Mount Vernon Square. (If you have time, walk directly south, along 8th Street. The National Portrait Gallery, Navy Memorial, Archives, Smithsonian sculpture gardens…)
(The Library of Congress might be livestreaming some panels via their Facebook page, but details remain murky.)
|5:30 pm-6:00 pm||Gene Luen Yang||4:00 pm-5:00 pm|
|5:55 pm-6:30 pm||Ann Telnaes||4:30 pm-5:30 pm|
|5:55 pm-6:30 pm||Mike Lester||4:30 pm-5:30 pm|
|6:25 pm-7:00 pm||Roz Chast||4:30 pm-5:30 pm|
|6:55 pm-7:30 pm||Lincoln Peirce||5:00 pm-6:00 pm|
Note that all signings are BEFORE the event.
Note that the talks end early this year.
Authors (of interest to comics fans)
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