Gaithersburg Book Festival 2015

Every year in May I look forward to attending the local book festival of local artists, poets, and authors sharing their words and ideas with us.  Each year, there are writing workshops and activities for whole families, including young kids.  Click the image for this year’s schedule.

During the 2013 festival, I had the honor of introducing three poets — Eric Pankey, Sally Keith, and Sarah Arvio — which went well despite the rain when fellow book clubbers came to hear them read and me introduce them.  It was all very informal for Poetry in the Afternoon.

This year, I have the great honor of moderating a panel for two wonderful historical fiction authors — Sarah McCoy and Erika Robuck!  I cannot wait to introduce them to readers and then ask them questions!

If you’re going to be in town and want an easy way to navigate the festival and its panels, there’s an app for that — and it’s free — for Android and Apple phones!  I’ve been playing around with it and marking my favorite panels that I want to see.


Gaithersburg City Hall
31 S. Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    You rocked that panel! Such a great discussion!