The Post will host an interactive booth where attendees can enjoy activities such as emPOWER kid-led yoga and meditation sessions, a prize wheel with a chance to win Washington Post-branded items, and story time. with acclaimed local children’s book authors and illustrators. their most beloved stories.
Storytime readings will be offered every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, excluding noon.
Featured authors and illustrators include:
· 10:00 am – Sue Fliess, Kid Scientist Marine Biologists Diving and Rumble And Roar: Sounds From Around The World
· 11:00 a.m. – Fred Bowen and James Ransome, Hardcourt: Stories from 75 Years of the National Basketball Association
· 1:00 p.m. – Jennifer O’Connell, Elephants remember and The eye of the whale
· 2:00 p.m. – Juana Medina, Juana & Lucas: Muchos Changes
· 3:00 p.m. – Hena Khan, Zara’s rules for record pleasure
Plus, Washington Post staff and contributors will lead lively and thought-provoking discussions throughout the Book Festival.
· 10:35-11:20 a.m. ET: Heal yourself? : Mental illness and me with Rachel Aviv and Daniel Bergner – Moderated by Post contributor Bethanne Patrick.
· 11:05-11:50 a.m. ET: From Mind to Mindfulness: How to Rethink Anxiety with Tracy Dennis-Tiwary and Ellen Vora— Moderated by Tara Parker-Pope, Post Wellness Editor-in-Chief
11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m. ET: Do we eat our babies? with Will Bunch— Moderated by Opinion Editor Alexandra Petri
· 12:10-12:55 p.m. ET: Do you feel exhausted? This session is for you with Celeste Headlee— Moderated by Mary Beth Albright, Post-Video Host
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET: Deaf Utopia with Nyle DiMarco – Moderated by opinion writer Jonathan Capehart
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. ET: The Pieces That Can’t Be Adjusted: Poetry with Linda Gregerson — Moderated by Post Book Reviewer Ron Charles
The Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 3, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.). This year’s theme is “Books Bring Us Together”. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the festival, visit https://www.loc.gov/bookfest.