National Book Festival

Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 12:00

The theme of this year's National Book Festival is "Books that Shaped the
World," and at this year's Poetry and Prose Pavilion, many of the
featured writers were shaped by the NEA Literature Fellowship program,
one of the nation's most prestigious competitive awards for new and
established authors. The Poetry & Prose Pavilion, sponsored by the
NEA, is part of the Library of Congress's thirteenth annual literary
festival, which takes place on September 21-22, 2013, on the National
Mall in Washington, DC. 

The line-up of presenters at the Poetry & Prose Pavilion includes Amity Gaige (Schroder), Cristina García (King of Cuba), Albert Goldbarth (The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972-2007), Jamaica Kincaid (See Now Then), Natasha Trethewey (Thrall), Dean Young (Bender: New and Selected Poems), Nicholson Baker (Traveling Sprinkler), Benjamin Percy (Red Moon), Manil Suri (The City of Devi), Joyce Carol Oates (The Accursed), Heather McHugh (Upgraded to Serious), Alyson Hagy (Boleto), and Juan Felipe Herrera (Senegal Taxi (Camino del Sol)). 

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The theme of this year's National Book Festival is "Books that Shaped the World," and at this year's Poetry and Prose Pavilion, many of the featured writers were shaped by the NEA Literature Fellowship program, one of the nation's most prestigious competitive awards for new and established authors. The Poetry & Prose Pavilion, sponsored by the NEA, is part of the Library of Congress's thirteenth annual literary festival, which takes place on September 21-22, 2013, on the National Mall in Washington, DC. 

The line-up of presenters at the Poetry & Prose Pavilion for Sunday includes Benjamin Percy (Red Moon), Manil Suri (The City of Devi), Joyce Carol Oates (The Accursed), Heather McHugh (Upgraded to Serious), Alyson Hagy (Boleto), and Juan Felipe Herrera (Senegal Taxi (Camino del Sol)).