On Saturday, October 22, 2016, writers and readers of all ages will flock to Ward 8 to participate in the annual East of the River Book Festival at Rocketship Rise Academy, 2335 Raynolds Place, SE, Washington, DC, 20020 from 11am-3pm. For the third year, this citywide literary festival will be the headquarters for diverse books for children, teens and adults in the DC area. This event will highlight the titles of independent authors and small presses.
Attendees will be amazed by the storytelling talents of poets from the American Poetry Museum, dramatic presentations by Marjuan Canady and Nabeeh Bilal, creators of Callaloo, and the Culture Queen, creator of I Like the Me I See! CD, and so many authors! To top it off, this book festival is a costume party in disguise! All attendees (yup, that means adults too) are encouraged to wear costumes that reflect their favorite author or book character! We have more surprises but you will have to see them with your own eyes! For additional details, visit www.eastoftheriverbookfestival.com, the East of the River Book Festival Facebook page, @EotRBookFest on Twitter or @EotRBookFest on Instagram.