Favorite Fridays: Library of Congress National Book Festival
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This week, we wanted to share a special PBS broadcast that will highlight some of the nation’s most renowned authors and literary voices. The Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity is a two-hour program airing on PBS on Sunday, September 27, 6-8pm ET/PT and will be available for on-demand streaming online and through the PBS app.
Check out the virtual activities available on the Library of Congress website, including live author chats and discussions, book buying opportunities, and on-demand videos.
Highlights of the 20thNational Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity:
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead will receive the Library’s Prize for American Fiction and discuss his lifelong career in writing.
Parker Curry and her mother, Jessica Curry, on their book, Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment, recounting a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and viewing a portrait of first lady Michelle Obama.