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 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. Our 2019 Authors! Click HERE for Special Guest Speakers and schedule Festival MC and Special Guest Speaker!  Steve Piacente  (Rockville, MD)   Website Special Guest

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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

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Children’s & YA Authors

“For me, the funnest part of past festivals is teaching kids my How-To Cowboy tricks: playing hand trumpet, whistling through their tongues, and talking like Donald Duck. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, grownups like to learn this stuff, too!” – Edward Allan Faine, author of “How-To Cowboy” (Featured photo is of author Edward L. Jefferson in 2015) Children’s Book Authors and

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