• Jessica Childress

    Juris “JP” Prudence is an 11 year-old lawyer who fights for kids’ rights! Read about the adventures of JP and her friends in The Briefcase of Juris P. Prudence.  Meet

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  • Mark Opsasnick and Jeff Krulik

    Mark Opsasnick is a cultural historian who has authored seven books including “Capitol Rock” – a history of Washington, D.C.-area rock and roll from 1951 to 1976. He lives in

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  • Nancy Naomi Carlson

    2017 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

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  • Rick Campbell

    RICK CAMPBELL, a retired Navy Commander, spent more than twenty years in the Navy, serving on four nuclear-powered submarines.  On his last submarine, he was one of the two men

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  • Jeffrey Blount

    Why do you want to write fiction when nobody cares if you do or if you don’t? Jeffrey Blount is a multiple award-winning author. His novel, Hating Heidi Foster, won

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  • Roye Okupe

    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

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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.

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The Power of Poetry

Poetry Power!  No, this won’t be your typical poetry event.   This tent will spotlight the Power of Poetry – the power to dream, to shout,



“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

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,

More Highlights!

Chess Challenge!

Challenge the Chess Expert! Tom Beckman, chess expert and teacher, will simultaneously play six to eight games of chess at once!  Can you beat him?

KTown Rocks!

KTown loves to Rock! Featuring blues/root rock by The Nighthawks, rockabilly by Dede & The Do-Rights, and dark melodic folk/rock of Eli August & the

Food Court

“A Moveable Feast” Food Court Food trucks to satisfy tummies of all sizes.  Located at the train station at the east end of the festival.



Volunteers needed! Helping out at the festival is a fun way to meet people  while contributing to the community and helping to promote and support

Become a Sponsor

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is created by the community for the community! 2017 Sponsorship Form See the Sponsorship Levels here Sunday, April

Participant Registration

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS DESCRIPTION:  The Kensington Day of the Book Festival is an outdoor street festival.  Participant tables line Howard Avenue for about 3 blocks

Location and Parking

LOCATION The Day of the Book Festival will take place along Howard Avenue, Armory Avenue, and Montgomery Avenue on Antique Row in Old Town Kensington,


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