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Friday, September 23, 2005

Webcast: National Book Festival Gala: Celebrating America's Stories

Prior to the annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, the Library hosts a gala event featuring and honoring authors and storytellers who have come to Washington for the Festival. This year's gala will include remarks from Librarian of Congress James Billington, First Lady Laura Bush, and Laysha Ward of the Target Foundation. The following authors will read from their works: Linda Sue Park, author of Bee-bim Bop! and Single Shared; Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair; David McCullough, author of John Adams and 1776; and Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities and I Am Charlotte Simmons - September 23, 2005, 7-8 p.m. Coolidge Auditorium

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