april, 2016

24apr(apr 24)11:00 am(apr 24)11:00 amThe International Day of the Book FestivalLocation(s):Kensington Park


Event Details

Friends of the Library, Kensington Park Chapter is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring noted author and critic, Michael Dirda, at the 2016 Kensington Day of the Book Festival. Mr. Dirda will talk about his new book, Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books. In these 50 light, personal essays, Dirda writes about subjects as various as favorite book titles, science fiction conventions, cursive handwriting, scholars in old age, authors’ pets and even Washington’s weeklong Pepco power outage. He welcomes questions from the audience about any aspect of books, collecting and reviewing. Michael Dirda is a Pulitzer Prize-winning literary journalist and a weekly reviewer for The Washington Post. His previous books include the 2012 Edgar Award-winning On Conan Doyle, Classics for Pleasure and several other collections of essays, as well as the memoir An Open Book.

Be sure to come celebrate books with us on April 24. The festival includes author readings, live music, activities for children and adults, storytellers, …and books, books, books! Local authors, book artists, publishers, booksellers, and literary groups will line Howard Ave. in Historic Old Town Kensington to show, sell, and discuss their works. All activities are free. Rain or shine.


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Old Town Kensington

3786 Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

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