Fall for the Book Promises Something for Everyone

Posted: October 3, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

George Mason students, faculty, and staff will get the opportunity to celebrate on reading and literature during the annual Fall for the Book Festival. Sponsored by The Washington Post and co-sponsored by the Associated Writing Programs, the City of Fairfax, Fairfax County Public Library, and the George Mason University Bookstore, the festival will take place on the Fairfax Campus today through Sunday.

Award-winning authors, such as E. Lynn Harris, Esmeralda Santiago, Jill McCorkle, Howard Norman, and Robert Sward, will do readings from their works throughout the four-day festival. Other presentations cover a wide variety of literature, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s, the Civil War, science fiction, and cooking. A family street fair takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5, featuring puppet shows, face painters, roving storytellers, dance performances, and interactive theater.

Parking lots K and L near the Patriot Center offer free parking during the festival. Most of the events take place in Harris Theatre, the Johnson Center, the Concert Hall, Mason Hall, and in tents on the North Plaza and the Performing Arts Plaza.

The complete schedule of events is available online.

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