Thank You For Helping Us Reach Our 2016 Giving Goal!

Thank You For Helping Us Reach Our 2016 Giving Goal!

Thank You For Helping Us Reach Our 2016 Giving Goal!

With only a few short weeks remaining in 2016, we asked for your help to raise $2,500 as a way to kick off our fundraising to bring in the best of the best authors for our 19th annual festival! An anonymous donor agreed to match any donation up to our goal of $2,500 through December 31! And they did! 




Didn’t get a chance to give in 2016 but would like to still contribute? Donate by clicking on the PayPal button or following the directions to mail a check at the bottom of this email.


“What an incredible treat to meet these creative artists, some of whom we had read and others we had not, at the VIP receptions for Friends of Fall for the Book. We look forward each September to new and wonderful literary adventures.”- Joy, a Friend

Friends chat with Mason Award winner Diane Rehm at the VIP reception before her event. They shared wine, snacks and some good laughs.

Friends meet Amy Tan in 2011 during her VIP Reception.


Doing Good. Supporting Literature.

Fall for the Book is an independent, IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit run solely by donations. Each year we bring over 150 authors of all genres and styles to George Mason University and the D.C. Metro area. Our mission is to:

• Advance children’s education by hosting specially tailored writing workshops or readings for students at the elementary, middle and high school levels and by publishing an annual anthology of student writing in partnership with the Northern Virginia Writing Project and Dominion.

• Make literature fun by showcasing literary events in an active, engaging atmosphere that includes skits, dance, storytelling and more, and by introducing young people to living authors whose work they’re reading in the classroom.

• Connect readers and authors at all levels, offering book lovers the chance to meet and greet their favorite writers and hear behind-the-scenes stories of writing and publishing.

• Build community by connecting with senior centers, book clubs, special interest community groups, libraries, bookstores and many others.

• Encourage cultural diversity by combining common points of cultural reference with forums for discussion of our shared stories.



Keep the Superstars Coming!

Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult and Sandra Cisneros all took the Fall for the Book stage over the last five years to accept our prestigious awards. Packed crowds of readers of all ages came out to meet their literary heroes.


The Perks of Friendship

All levels of friendship include recognition in our program and on our website, advance notice of who will be at the festival and when, and an invitation to the Festival Preview Reception in the summer, where you’ll meet the Fall for the Book leadership team and get insights into all the festival activities before anyone else. Higher tiers even include front row seats at the readings, tickets to our VIP receptions and free parking. For a full breakdown of Friendship Levels and their perks, Click Here.

A young reader gets her book signed by Laura Murray.

Fans meet Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie after her 2006 reading.


How Can I Donate? 

To join, checks or money orders can be made out to Fall for the Book and sent to our mailing address:

ATTN: William Miller
Fall for the Book
4400 University Drive
MS 3E4
Fairfax, VA 22030

Or join online by making your donation through PayPal by clicking the bottom of this page. Have questions or need more info? Contact us at 703.993.3986 or email

Don’t forget, as you do your holiday shopping on Amazon, set Fall for the Book as your charity of choice on, and we will receive a portion of the profits from your purchases. 

Thank you for your support!

The late Chinua Achebe visited Fall for the Book in 2008.

Here’s to 18 fantastic years more!