Fall for the Book

Fairfax, Virginia, United States


Details
Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2012

Festival

APPLICATION DEADLINE:August 19, 2012
TUITION / COST:Free
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

PHONE: 703-993-3986
EMAIL: fftb@gmu.edu
WEBSITE: http://www.fallforthebook.org

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a community-based, region-wide festival bringing together people of all ages and the festival grows on, thanks to generous partnerships and sustained community interest.

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and generous supporting partners.

Each year, the festival:

Advances children's education by hosting specially tailored writing workshops or readings for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels and by publishing an annual anthology of student writing in partnership with the Northern Virginia Writing Project and Dominion.

Makes literature fun by showcasing literary events in an active, engaging atmosphere that includes skits, dance, storytelling and more, and by introducing young people to living authors whose work they're reading in the classroom

Connects readers and authors at all levels, offering book lovers the chance to meet and greet their favorite writers and hear behind-the-scenes stories of writing and publishing

Builds community by connecting with senior centers, book clubs, special interest community groups, libraries, bookstores and many others

Encourages cultural diversity by combining common points of cultural reference with forums for discussion of our shared stories

Gives sponsors a chance to support regional programs, and attracts the broadest possible cross-section of families and individuals throughout the area

Fall for the Book, an IRS-recognized non-profit corporation, is governed by a board of directors that meets throughout the year.


Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Amy Tan, Stephen King, Claudia Rankine, Martha Collins, Natasha Trethewey,Fanny Howe, Conor Grennan, Katherine Russell Rich, Tayari Jones.


Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature


Location

4400 University Dr
MS3E4
George Mason University
Fairfax
Virginia, United States
22030



Fall for the Book