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   (Arlingon, VA)   Website  |   Amazon   Joseph Baldi Acosta   (Rockville, MD)    authorhouse

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La Rambla Stage Special Guests

“The Day of the Book Festival has grown from a neighborhood event to an international celebration that draws thousands of visitors and truly offers something for everyone. We have an amazing array of literary, musical and artistic talent lined up for this year. I love seeing kids and adults wander up and down the closed-off streets of Kensington as they

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