Come down to Capitol Hill’s historic Eastern Market in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 6th anytime between 11am and 3pm to celebrate books and pick the brains of local authors, including James Swanson (Manhunt), Louis Bayard (The Pale Blue Eye), Gene Weingarten (Washington Post humorist), and…….me! I’ll also be one of the six featured speakers; come and hear a quick talk about the writing of my book and the fire at 11:30am.
From their site: Lured by the deep holdings of the Library of Congress, attracted by the potent political atmosphere—or simply enchanted by the charms of the surrounding community—many established and aspiring writers have taken up residence here.
Since 2001, Karen Lyon has been writing a monthly Hill Rag column, The Literary Hill, about the writers, books, and literary events on the Hill. (She covered The Richmond Theater Fire in this most recent April issue.) The Literary Hill BookFest has evolved (with much encouragement from fellow writer Maggie Hall) as a way of sharing more than a decade’s worth of knowledge, contacts, and passion for the Hill and its writers.
Now in its second year, the BookFest gives local residents a chance to learn more about their talented neighbors and draws visitors from all over the city for a taste of the literary richness of Capitol Hill.
Please stop by to chat with the writers, buy their books, and support the arts in our community.