Bethesda residents are true supporters of the arts. This is especially true of the written word. The 13th Annual Bethesda Literary Festival makes its way to downtown Bethesda this month (April 20-22, 2012). For three glorious days, visitors can listen to written works of art read by the local high school and adult winners of the Bethesda Literary Festival's Essay & Short Story Contest. Children of all ages can enjoy special storytelling of favorite rhymes, bedtime stories and songs. Popular authors such as R.L. Stine from the Goosebumps series and Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson will also be on hand to read stories and answer questions with their fans.
Some of the other featured authors and journalists include three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas L Friedman (That Used to Be Us, From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World is Flat), father-daughter writers Marvin and Deborah Kalb (co-wrote Haunting Legacy together), Sirius XM Radio host Bob Edwards ("The Bob Edwards Show"), Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Joby Warrick (The Washington Post, author of The Triple Agent), best-selling biographer Sally Bedell Smith (Elizabeth, The Queen) and local Maryland artist Melanie Halperin (illustrator of Wiggle-Dee-Dee). Whether you enjoy poetry, biographies, kids stories, young adult fiction or even singing songs, there is something for you at the Bethesda Literary Festival.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event held Friday, April 20th at 7pm, Saturday, April 21st from 9:30am to 9pm and Sunday, April 22nd from 11am to 2pm. For a complete schedule of events, please visit the Bethesda Literary Festival website. All readings will be held throughout the downtown Bethesda area, including the Barnes & Noble (4801 Bethesda Avenue), Bethesda Elementary School (7600 Arlington Road), Bethesda Library (7400 Arlington Road), Doubletree Hotel (8120 Wisconsin Avenue), Hilton Garden Inn (7301 Waverly Street), Hyatt Regency (7400 Wisconsin Avenue), The Writer's Center (4508 Walsh Street) and the Waverly Street Gallery (4600 East West Highway). Don't miss out on meeting some of the most interesting writers of our times at the 2012 Bethesda Literary Festival April 20-22.
Originally posted on my Bethesda Community real estate blog here: http://yourbethesdacommunity.com/bethesda-literary-festival/.