Second Annual Fall for the Book Coming in September

Posted: July 18, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason and the City of Fairfax host the area’s second annual book festival–Fall for the Book–September 21 to 24. The community-based festival celebrates books and their authors with readings by local and nationally recognized writers, lectures, discussions, and more. In addition to the traditional author readings and book signings, festival attendees will also find expert book appraisals, poetry slams, roving storytellers, writing workshops, and costumed characters and puppet shows for children.

This year’s featured participants include Kate and Jim Lehrer, National Book Award-winning novelist Alice McDermott, Newbery Medal-winning children’s author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Carolyn Kizer and Henry Taylor, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss, financial writer Ric Edelman, best-selling novelists David Baldacci and Connie Briscoe, and critically acclaimed writers Stephen Dunn, Sharon Olds, and Lorrie Moore, alongside George Mason faculty members and alumni.

For more information about the festival, visit the Fall for the Book website. To find out more about volunteer opportunities or to get on the festival mailing list, contact Rebecca Hoyt at x33986 or

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