Author Archives: dayofthebook

Nancy Naomi Carlson

Kensington Day of the Book Poet Laureate!   Kensington has always been known as a poetry-friendly town.  To further spotlight and celebrate our collective love of poetry, we have designated Nancy Naomi Carlson as our Kensington Day of the Book Poet Laureate. Ms. Carlson is not only a strong poet and poetry translator in her own right, but is also

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Chess Challenge!

Challenge the Chess Master! All ages and levels welcome! International Chess Master Allan Savage will simultaneously play six to eight games of chess at once! Prizes will be awarded to anyone who wins or draws. Allan is an International Master, Life Master in the United States Chess Federation, and chess author. He is a full-time chess coach for tournament players.

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Steve Piacente

Master of Ceremonies – Steve Piacente   Exclusive Interview By Sarah Baker What’s the connection between life coaching and writing? Mark Twain said, “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” No writer will tell you his craft is easy. And most probably agree that making a living writing only what they like to

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Authors

More 2020 festival authors coming soon! Please click on author names for links to online pages! Special Guest Speakers: Steve Piacente * Daniel P. Glavin * Marti Gironell * Dr. Cynthia Jacobs Carter * E. Ethelbert Miller * Wendy Swallow * Michael Dirda * Verlyn Flieger Exhibiting Authors: James H. Lewis * Edward Allan Faine * Bill Lewers * Chuck

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Contact

Elisenda Sola-Sole Festival Director 301-949-9416 kensingtonbookfestival2020@gmail.com Mail and Drop-in address: Kensington Book Festival 3786 Howard Ave Kensington, MD 20895 The Kensington Day of the Book is a festival created by the community for the community. Many thanks to our festival team: Elisenda Sola-Sole – Festival Director Steve Piacente – Chair & Festival MC Liz Brennan – Registration Theresa Baker –

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Participant Registration

15th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival *  Sunday, April 26, 2020 A not for profit literary festival created by the community for the community Click here for –>  2020 Participant Registration Form  If you would like us to mail a form via USPS please send your name and address to kensingtonbookfestival2020@gmail.com or call 301-949-9416 INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS DESCRIPTION:  The Kensington

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Organizations & Groups

“The Kensington Community is so fortunate to have its very own celebration for books!  Every Spring we re-connect with our community to meet new authors, enjoy fabulous music and talk books!  The festival provides the Kensington Park Friends of the Library volunteers an opportunity to share library news with community book-lovers.”– Liz Brennan, Former President, Kensington Park Friends of the Library

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Explore Kensington

Kensington is a town with a rich, historic past and a vibrant present. The sound of a train whistle still permeates throughout the town, reminiscent of Kensington’s sleepier origins in 1873. Today, residents and visitors alike visit the charming train station for a weekly farmer’s market and concerts. The streets are alive with art galleries, music venues, enticing restaurants, eclectic gift

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