Curl Up and Read at the Bethesda Literary Festival

Centered in beautiful downtown Bethesda, the seventeenth annual Bethesda Literary Festival will showcase the nation and local area’s best array of authors, journalists, and poets. Over the course of the weekend, attendees will be exposed to award winning works of literary art from both beginner and seasoned writers.

Beginning April 15th, visitors can experience three full days of classes and workshops, author discussions and readings, and much more. Authors such as Kate Alcott, Joanne Bamberger, Michelle Brafman, and David E. Hoffman are on the list of this year’s presenters. Be sure to visit the Downtown Bethesda website for a full list of festival events, complete author listing and bios, and other important festival details.

This year’s festival also includes the annual essay, short story, and poetry contests. Ages kindergarten through adult have entered to win upwards of $500 as the grand prize. The winners of each category will be announced at their respective ceremonies throughout the week.

Transportation to the events are easier than ever with the new Bethesda Circulator. With multiple downtown stops, the free circulator service is the best way to get around downtown Bethesda while avoiding festival traffic and parking. Review the updated route and schedule information to make sure you make it to all of your favorite festival events.

The Bethesda Literary Festival will draw people from all over the nation. Book your room as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on the fun. American Inn of Bethesda offers great rooms for the entire family, just minutes from festival activities. Click here to see room availability and amenities. Happy Literary Festival!