Saturday, September 2
9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. Over its 16-year history, the National Book Festival has become one of the pre-eminent literary events in the United States.
IMLS is proud to be a charter sponsor of the National Book Festival. Funding from IMLS and the National Endowment for the Humanities support participants from each state, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.
Festival-goers can visit IMLS at booth 411 in the Pavilion of the States at the Washington Convention Center (lower level) on Saturday, September 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Award-Winning Teen Student Poets
The 2017 National Student Poets will read their poems from 2:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. at the Library of Congress Town Square on the lower level.
IMLS, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partner to present the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for youth poets presenting original work. Five outstanding high school poets whose work exhibits exceptional creativity, dedication to craft, and promise are selected annually for a year of service as national poetry ambassadors.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001