the 2016 Arlington Book Festival Schedule

arlington-book-fest_final_color_croppedmoreArlington Book Festival is right around the corner! We are putting the final touches on all the behind the scenes plans. Head over to the festival page to see the latest updates!

What is Arlington Book Festival? It is a free day-long event featuring local authors and their work, panel discussions on writing and publishing, and a keynote from Arlingtonian Michelle Hoover on her new book Bottomland. Sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and the Book Rack, events will take place in the Reading Room and Community Room, and books by local authors will be offered for sale all day. During the festival, all normal library services will be available to users.

The Arlington Book Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. with a panel exploring forms such as short fiction, comics, video games, and graphic novels. Later in the morning, a panel on the writing process will focus on research, revision and rituals. The afternoon will feature a panel on memoir exploring the tension between memory, truth and imagination. The festival culminates with featured speaker Michelle Hoover with her most recent book “Bottomland”. Ms. Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University and leads the Novel Incubator program at GrubStreet in Boston.

Keep checking the blog, our twitter account and our online calendar for details as plans evolve.  We hope to see you on Saturday, November 5!

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