We're very pleased to host two readings this Friday, April 18 as part of the Bethesda Literary Festival: Novelist Thomas Mallon will read from Fellow Travelers at 7:00 p.m. Mallon is the author of seven novels, among them Bandbox, Henry and Clara, and Dewey Defeats Truman. His nonfiction books include A Book of One's Own and Stolen Words. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and other publications. Thomas Mallon's 7 p.m. reading will be followed by a reading at 8:30 p.m. featuring poets who have been major contributors to the literary community: E. Ethelbert Miller;Stanley Plumly; Myra Sklarew. Both Friday evening readings will be followed by receptions and book signings. Free admission.
Then join us on Saturday, April, 19 for the Small Press Fair. Meet editors and publishers from regional literary journals and small presses. The Fair runs from 1 to 5 p.m. We'll have our annual $1 a pound used book sale all afternoon. From 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sally Canzoneri will lead a writing and book-making program for children. From 3 to 4:30 p.m. Andy Moursund of the Georgetown Book Shop will give used book appraisals. Bring your treasures for a lively appraisal session, and be sure to visit his new website, www.historicfootballposters.com. Free admission.
Madam Mayo says: alas! I wish I could be at the Small Press Festival with Tameme Chapbooks, but I'm out of town. More anon.