Thank You From Fall for the Book!

Thank You! 

From everyone here at Fall for the Book, we want to thank our sponsors, partners and of course YOU, our readers who came out to support our literary community during our 18th annual festival. We hosted nearly 200 authors at George Mason University and at locations around VA, MD and DC in what was our biggest and most successful festival to date. We couldn’t put on such a great event without all of your support and attendance. And thank you to our fantastic authors who traveled from all over the country (and world!) to visit us.

We wanted to share some highlights from this week’s festival and encourage you to share your own memories on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Please also take a moment to give us feedback on our 2016 app by clicking here or by scrolling to the bottom. Thank you!


A Week To Remember

Sunday night, September 25, Diane Rehm accepted the 2016 Mason Award before speaking with WAMU’s general manager J.J. Yore about her book On My Own, her illustrious career on the radio and what comes next.

On Monday, September 26, sociologists Earl Smith and Timothy McGettigan discussed their important new text called A Formula for Eradicating Racism: Debunking White Supremacy in front of a packed crowd of students, faculty and community members, as well as GMU TV!

Jon Mooallem entertained and enlightened students on a rainy Thursday afternoon by discussing his book Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America, which was given to all incoming George Mason freshman as part of the MasonReads program.

Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street and A House of My Own, delighted readers with an extended reading to close out this year’s festival on Friday, September 30. New as well as lifelong readers of her work lined up afterwards to meet this influential writer.


Off Campus Festival Delights

One of the great things about Fall for the Book is that thanks to friends and sponsors, festival events occur throughout Northern Virginia, MD and D.C. Here is just a sampling of those fantastic readings!

Urban fantasy author Patricia Briggs delighted fans at the Alden Theater on Thursday night in a fantastic reading. Thank you to the Fairfax County Public Library both for sponsoring the event and for these great photos!

Young adult authors Sarah Porter, A.J. Hartley, and Carrie Jones took over One More Page Books in Arlington, VA for an unforgettable night of literary fun!


Mobile App Feedback

We’d love to hear from you! We want to make our mobile festival app as helpful to you as possible, so we’d like to invite you to answer this short, 7 question survey about how you used the app so we can improve it for next year. Please click here to start the survey. Thank you for your time!


Like what you saw this year and want to help us keep it going? 

Consider becoming a Friend of Fall for the Book and donating to support our non-profit. Your donation comes with perks including access to VIP functions with headliners, free parking and more! Click here for more details.