Friday, September 19, 2008

The countdown is on! Exactly one week from today, I will drive to Washington DC with my husband and son, check into the hotel, and go to Politics and Prose, a bookstore and coffeehouse on Connecticut Avenue. In all the times I've been to DC, I've never been to Politics and Prose, but I hear it is fabulous AND at 4:30 Mary Brigid Barrett, Steven Kellogg, Katherine Patterson, and Lynda Johnson Robb will be there! They are four of over 100 authors an illustrators of a new book titled, Our White House. It is a collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, poetry, and original art that offers a multifaceted look at America's history through the prism of the White House.

The next day, we will attend the 2008 National Book Festival! (See my previous post about the National Book Festival) Over 70 authors will give talks about their books on the National Mall. Just talk a look at the line up of children's and young adult authors:
What a super star line up!

I'm taking my camera and will post all about my experiences, but the great thing about the National Book Festival is that all of the authors' presentations are videotaped and put online. You can find videos of all of the previous children's/young adult authors here.

I have been to the National Book Festival several times and it is a wonderful event, free of charge and open to the public. What could possibly be better than hundreds of book lovers gathered together in the nation's capital? If you are planning to attend, please let me know.


Sara said...


I'd like to find you at the Festival!

Can I email you my cell number?

Denise Johnson said...

Absolutely! I would love to get together:-)