Fall for the Book Goes Virtual

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Provided by Fall for the Book

In this year of COVID-19, Fall for the Book is going virtual!
Authors from all over will participate, including headliners Rainbow Rowell and Tommy Orange, along with Porochista Khakpour, Emily Wilson, David Marwell, Art Taylor, and many more. Fall for the Book will extend from September through November, a whole season of great literary events right at your fingertips. Look for #FallfortheBookFridays at noon, and for other special events throughout the semester. Taking the festival online keeps us all safe.
Jennifer Disano is Board Chair of Fall for the Book. Disano said, “In this time of great societal, economic, environmental and biophysical turmoil, literature offers a conduit to share the human experience realized through fiction.”
Reading has always had the power to connect people, to encourage empathy, and to shine a light on lives unlike our own. In this new digital landscape, that hasn’t changed. With fewer barriers to access Fall for the Book’s events, they’re now “on demand.” Now you can settle in with your kids to watch a live, interactive event with their favorite illustrator, or get a front-row seat to a talk with a writer who lives half a world away. Bringing the festival online will help make meaningful connections with people wherever they live.
The impact of COVID is far-reaching, and like small businesses, non-profit organizations are feeling the effects. So, begin your support for Fall for the Book by joining the Online Trivia Night fundraiser on June 16. Details can be found here.

About Fall for the Book

Fall for the Book is Northern Virginia’s oldest and largest festival of literature and the arts. All events are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of sponsors including the Fairfax County Public Library, George Mason University, the Fairfax Library Foundation, and the City of Fairfax. For more information, visit fallforthebook.org.

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