Category Archives: La Rambla

Michael Dirda

Michael Dirda Sponsored by the Kensington Park Friends of the Library      Michael Dirda will talk about his new book, “Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.”  In these 50 light, personal essays, Dirda writes about subjects as various as  favorite book titles, science fiction conventions, cursive handwriting, scholars in old age, author’s pets and even

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Peter Cozzens

Peter Cozzens  No epoch in American history is more deeply steeped in myth than is the era of the Indian Wars of the American West. For 120 years, popular history, film, and fiction has depicted the period as a clearly defined struggle between good and evil, reversing the roles of heroes and villains as necessary to accommodate a changing national

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Ray Locker

Ray Locker Author of  “Nixon’s Gamble: How a President’s Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration”. After being sworn in as president, Richard Nixon told the assembled crowd that government will listen. … Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in. But that same day, he obliterated those pledges of greater citizen control of government by signing National Security

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Frances Frost

Frances Frost Ever since making treks to the public library as a child, Frances has been amazed by the new worlds, people, and experiences one encounters in the pages of a book.  She loves books that will make you laugh, cry, think, and dream. In her debut novel, Life in Spades, four African-American women rely on their friendship as they face

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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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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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