Category Archives: Authors

Andrew Gifford – 3:30 to 3:55 La Rambla Stage

We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire    For more than 70 years, Gifford’s Ice Cream and Candy Company was associated with nothing but pleasure for native Washingtonians and visitors to the nation’s capital.  But behind the iconic business’s happy facade lay elaborate schemes, a crushing bankruptcy, two million dollars of missing cash, and a tragic

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Roye Okupe – 11:30 to 12:00 La Rambla Stage

Roye Okupe’s debut graphic novel “E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One”, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria, was received with critical acclaim and has been featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, The Guardian, ABC7, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more! The Journey to Living the Dream: Steps to achieving the impossible   “I dreamed of doing comics and animation all of my life

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Authors

“We honor the talent and tenacity of our authors and the evolution of a simple sidewalk event into one that draws thousands who still cherish the profound pleasure of reading” – Emcee and author Steve Piacente. Here are our 2018 Authors! More to be added soon! Tamar Anolic   (Arlington, VA) » Triumph of a Tsar » The Last Battle Website

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La Rambla Stage Special Guests

  Master of Ceremonies Steve Piacente.  Special Guests include Melissa Scholes Young, Dawit Gebremichael Habte, Marc Morje Howard, Cynthia Lee Monroe,  and Trish Earnest.  La Rambla tent at the corner of Howard Ave and Armory Ave. Special Guests Master of Ceremonies – Steve Piacente In addition to his role as festival MC, Steve will present his new book “Pretender”. Kirkus

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