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New Program! Catalonia on Stage – Celebrating the Origins of the “Day of the Book”

In partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage we invite you to celebrate the Catalan origins of the “Day of the Book”. Stay tuned for program schedules soon! The La Rambla Stage is located at the corner of Howard Ave and Armory Ave. The Catalonia Stage is located on Fawcett St at Howard Ave. The Book-to-Plate Stage

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Live Music Rocks the Town! With Special Guests and featured bands on 5 stages!

Special Guest In partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage: Joan Garriga & the Galàctic Mariatxis on the Catalonia Stage. Also Featuring… The Rock-A-Sonics and The Nighthawks on the KTown Rocks! Stage. Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings on the La Rambla Stage. Sisters Uke & Friends and Matthew Dayton on the Sweat Shop Stage. Roman Kostovski

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Become a Sponsor

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is created by the community for the community! Click here –> FORM for sponsorship form Click here –> CHART for sponsorship levels chart Or contact us to receive the information by mail.  kensingtonbookfestival2020@gmail.com   or 301-949-9416 Sunday, April 26 will mark the 15th year of the Kensington Day of the Book Festival. Last year

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Free Rare Book Evaluations

Do you have a treasured rare or even not-so-rare book? Bring it to Dr Sorenson for a free evaluation. Or just stop by to discuss your book collection! Dr Sorenson’s tent is located on Howard Ave between Fawcett St and the train station. Performed by Dale A. Sorenson, Ph.D. Dr. Sorenson founded Waverly Auctions in 1978 and served as its

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New Program! Veteran Writers – Writing Our Way Home

Join us to honor Veteran authors, poets, and songwriters! Hosted by Veterans Writing Project and The Memorial Day Writers’ Project Veterans Writing Project is a non-profit organization that helps veterans, service members, and military family members gain the skills and confidence they need to tell their stories. We provide no cost creative writing and songwriting workshops and seminars around the

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La Rambla Stage Special Guest Speakers – with Steve Piacente and music by Eli August

2020 Special Guest speakers – Michael Dirda, Verlyn Flieger, Ethelbert Miller, Daniel Glavin, Wendy Swallow, Marti Gironell, and Dr Cynthia Jacobs Carter … with music by Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings Master of Ceremonies Steve Piacente Please scroll down for more information on each presentation Special Guests – Michael Dirda & Verlyn Flieger – J.R.R. Tolkien and the Roots

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All the Imagination Can Hold…with Nancy Naomi Carlson, Reuben Jackson & Special Guest Poets

The title of the late poet/critic Kenneth Koch’s essay on the work of Frank O’Hara — “All the Imagination Can Hold” — is also a perfect description of the poetry to be featured at this year’s annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival.  Free verse, metered ruminations, youthful and seasoned voices… bring your imagination…your family…your friends… They will thank you! Masters

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