The Literary Hill BookFest Goes Virtual
- By Tamar Abrams
- April 27, 2020
Join the online fun next Sunday, May 3rd!
Will book lovers and literary types attend a “virtual” festival? That’s the question plaguing everyone involved with the annual Literary Hill BookFest.
In years past, a plethora of authors who live on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, have participated in the free, daylong celebration of books at Eastern Market. They’ve spoken on panels, done signings, chatted with fans, led children’s activities, and promoted their work to large crowds.
This year, of course, that isn’t possible. Yet literature and reading are more important than ever during this time when so many other activities are unavailable.
And, so, the Literary Hill BookFest soldiers on!
Everyone is invited to join us online next Sunday, May 3rd, from 11AM-1PM, along with authors Allison McGill, Carl Hulse, Angela Tilghman, Eva J. Pell, Louis Bayard, Con Lehane, E. Ethelbert Miller, Garrett Peck, and Glenn Mourning, for taped readings, live panel discussions, and kids’ activities.
We hope people from across the globe will discover our Capitol Hill authors through the wonders of technology — and we hope they’ll stay for a celebration of how the written word can bring us together in times of stress!