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Friday, September 21, 2007

Fall for the Book Festival

All you bibliophiles out there, don’t miss the annual Fall for the Book Festival held on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University from Sunday, September 23 – Friday, September 28. The festival is sponsored by GMU in collaboration with the Fairfax County Public Library and other organizations. Special events not to miss include:

Monday, September 24, 8 p.m. Harris Theater. National-Book Award-winner Alice McDermott, author of Charming Billy and After This discusses the art of fiction.

Tuesday, September 25, 8 p.m. Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center. Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays With Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and For One More Day accepts the Fairfax Prize for Literary Achievement in the Literary Arts sponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.

Wednesday, September 26, 8 p.m. Concert Hall, Center for the Arts.
Elizabeth Berg, author of the recent novel, Dream When You’re Feeling Blue, is presented by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library and the Friends of the Fairfax City Regional Library.

Thursday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. Concert Hall, Center for the Arts.
Joseph J. Ellis, author of His Excellency: George Washington, the 2007 All Fairfax Reads selection discusses the biography.

Friday, September 28, 8 p.m. Harris Theater. Jonathan Lethem, award-winning author of Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, and You Don’t Love Me Yet accepts the Mason Award celebrating an author whose body of work has made extraordinary contributions to bringing literature to a wide reading public.

There’s much, much more, including events morning, noon and night for all ages and everything is free! For details, see the Fall for the Book schedule of events.

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