Literary BookFest Goes Virtual Sunday

Celebration of Capitol Hill Literature Moves from Eastern Market to Online

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This weekend, you can attend the Literary Hill BookFest without leaving the comfort of your own home. It’s the first ever Virtual Literary Hill Bookfest!

Well-known authors of poetry, novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and memoirs will participate both live and in recorded videos. Join a panel discussion on the ways literature can sustain us during a crisis, featuring Louis Bayard, Abby Maslin, Chris Data and E. Ethelbert Miller. Get the kids together for stories in the Virtual Children’s Corner, or joint feature poets in the online poetry slam.

The FREE event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3.

For years, free, day-long celebration of Capitol Hill authors and books has taken place in Eastern Market, featuring panel discussions, book-signings, author meet-and-greets and children’s activities.

The flavor of Washington DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood will still permeate the BookFest, but you do not have to leave the house to attend this year. As other activities are circumscribed, reading and literature have taken on a critical role and the Literary Hill BookFest helps to feature local literature and the people who create it.

A complete schedule of activities is available on the BookFest website, where you can access the live event link on BookFest Day.

Join in at 11 a.m. on Sunday May 3. You can see the full line-up of featured authors, see video and learn more by visiting the literaryhillbookfest.org or following on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.