Meet the rock stars of writing at Fall for the Book! Attend private receptions with the festival’s stars like Colson Whitehead, Diane Rehm, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Richard Russo, Cheryl Strayed, Michael Chabon—all of whom we’ve hosted in the past.
Friends of the Festival enjoy an array of special benefits, all while helping the festival keep doing the things it has been doing so well for so long. Your contribution helps us bring in participating out-of-town (and out-of-country) writers, enabling the festival to remain free of charge to more than 20,000 community members each year.
A Friend laughs with Diane Rehm at a 2016 VIP Reception
Benefits for Friends of the Festival:
Donate $50 and receive… • Your name printed in the festival program* and on the website
• Emails about program updates, new authors and events
• An invitation to the Festival Kick-Off Reception
Donate $125 and receive all of the above, plus… • One free ticket to your choice of a VIP author reception
Donate $200 and receive all of the above, plus… • An additional free ticket (for a total of two) to the VIP author reception of your choice
Donate $275 and receive all of the above, plus… • VIP seatingat premiere author events
• Two additional free tickets (for a total of four) to your choice of VIP author receptions
Donate $350or more and receive all of the above, plus… • Two day-long parking passesfor GMU Visitor Parking
Set up a recurring donation of $40 or more per month using the box below and receive all of the above, plus… • Free copies of our headliners’ books and priority to get them signed at VIP receptions
*Donations must be received by July 15, 2018 for your name to be included in this year’s festival program.
Friends get books signed by Stephen King, 2011
How can I join?
By mail: Send your check payable to “Fall for the Book” to the address below:
Fall for the Book George Mason University, MS 3E4 4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA 22030
Online: Making your donation using the box below. Both the one-time and recurring donations are processed through PayPal. Recurring donations require a PayPal account.
We wish to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all of our Friends, whose generous donations allow us to provide even more wonderful and free events for the public. We especially want to thank the following:
Friends with Diana Gabaldon at the 2016 VIP Reception