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National Book Festival 1 October 2009

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National Book Festival - 26 September 2009

National Book Festival - 26 September 2009

I am way behind in updating my blog and there have been lots of fun things happening lately.  Last Saturday, I got the chance to go to the National Book Festival on the Mall, where I had a really wonderful time even though the afternoon got a bit damp.  I got to see several authors whose work I have enjoyed including, Julia Glass, Jodi Picoult, Sue Monk Kidd, and Jeanette Walls.  However, by far my favorite was Azar Nafisi.  I have read her book, Reading Lolita in Tehran and really enjoyed it, but her talk was so

Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi

passionate and inspiring.  It isn’t posted on the festival website yet, but it will be and everyone should watch it.  I also heard a fantastic poet named Patricia Smith.

After the rainy day, I joined two other Fellows for dinner at a great little restaurant, Teaism.  After dinner we met two more Fellows to enjoy the play Black Pearl Sings! at Ford’s Theatre….yep that Ford’s Theatre.  We had great seats and it is a beautiful venue.  The play was also fantastic!!

Presidential Box at Fords Theatre

Presidential Box at Ford's Theatre


2 Responses to “National Book Festival”

  1. Steve Says:

    One of the great things about the DC area — there is always something fun to do. You are certainly taking advantage of these events as you should…enjoy.

  2. Alina Says:

    Awesome!!! all authors are amazing!!! (maybe)

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