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The 2016 Fall for the Book Festival


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The 2016 festival, which runs from September 25-30, will be headlined by some important names in the industry. Diane Rehm and Sandra Cisneros will accept the top prizes, while Jon Mooallem, James McPherson, Patricia Briggs and Lauren Groff lead the list of over 150 authors who will read at George Mason University and at locations around Northern VA, MD and D.C. The festival will welcome a robust list of poets, historians, novelists, memoirists, children’s authors and more.

** Please see individual Stillhouse events for times and descriptions. **


Fall for the Book is Northern Virginia’s oldest and largest festival of literature and the arts. In recent years the festival has expanded from its base at George Mason University’s Fairfax, Va., campus to host events at select venues throughout Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. All events are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of sponsors including the Fairfax County Public Library, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and George Mason University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Office of University Life, in partnership with other businesses and organizations.