Fall for the Book Festival, September 27 - October 3, 2015


To see what authors and programs are sponsored by the library or the Fairfax Library Foundation or occurring at a library branch, see the list below.

What began as a two-day literary event in 1999, organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax, has expanded into a week-long, multiple-venue, regional festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, thanks to growing community interest and supporting partners, including Fairfax County Public Library.

Visit all of the authors and programs occurring at the Fall for the Book website.

To see what authors and programs are sponsored by the library or the Fairfax Library Foundation or occurring at a library branch, see the list below.

Diana Gabaldon.Outlander book cover.An Evening with Diana Gabaldon
Sunday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.
This event is at the Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.
 Meet Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the Outlander series. Books available for sale and signing. Cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation and Fall for the Book.
Registration not required.


Lindsay Smith.Sekret book cover.Meet Author Lindsay Smith
Monday, September 28, 7 p.m
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Kingstowne Library
Meet Lindsay Smith, author of books for teens including Sekret and Dreamstrider. Books available for sale and signing. Cosponsored by Fall for the Book. Age 12 to adult.
Registration not required.


Robert Poole.On hallowed ground book cober. Author Robert M. Poole
Monday, September 28, 7 p.m.
Kings Park Library
Meet Robert M. Poole, former executive editor of National Geographic and author of On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery. Books available for sale and signing. Cosponsored by Fall for the Book.
Registration not required.


Ernest J. Gaines.A Lesson before Dying.An Evening with Ernest J. Gaines
Monday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
This event is at The EagleBank Arena, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.
Meet Ernest J. Gaines, award-winning author of classic novels including A Lesson Before Dying and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Cosponsored by the Friends of the George Mason Regional Library and Fall for the Book.
Registration not required.


Colin Gunderson.Meet Author Colin Gunderson
Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Richard Byrd Library
Meet Colin Gunderson, former Los Angeles Dodgers staff member and author of Tommy Lasorda: My Way. Books available for sale and signing. Cosponsored by Fall for the Book.
Registration not required.


Dolen Perkins-Valdez.Balm book cover.Meet Author Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Sherwood Regional Library
Meet Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of the acclaimed novels Wench and Balm. Books available for sale and signing. Cosponsored by the Harambee Readers and Fall for the Book.
Registration not required.


Kenneth T. Walsh.Meet Author Kenneth T. Walsh
Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Library
Meet Kenneth T. Walsh, White House correspondent for U.S. News and World Report and author of books including Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom. Books available for sale and signing. Cosponsored by Fall for the Book. Registration not required.


Mark Tooley. Author Mark Tooley
Wednesday, September 30, 7 p.m.
City of Fairfax Regional Library
Meet Mark Tooley, author of The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of the 1861 Washington Peace Conference and the Final Attempt to Avert the Civil War. Books available for sale and signing. Cosponsored by Fall for the Book.
Registration not required.


Peter Straub.A Dark Matter book cover.An Evening With Peter Straub
Wednesday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.
This event is at the Alden at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Meet Peter Straub, award-winning author of horror and dark fantasy titles including Black House, The Talisman (both co-written by Stephen King), A Dark Matter, Koko and Ghost Story. Books available for sale and signing. Cosponsored by Fall for the Book and the McLean Community Center.
Registration not required.


Jonathan Horn.The Man who would not be Washington.Jonathan Horn
Thursday, October 1, 7 p.m.
Oakton Library
Meet Jonathan Horn, political commentator and author of The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History.
Registration not required.


Tim Federle.Better Nate than Ever.Tim Federle
Friday, October 2, 4:30 p.m.
Burke Centre Library
Meet Tim Federle, author of books for middle graders including Better Nate Than Ever and its sequel, Five, Six, Seven, Nate! Age 9 to adult.
Registration not required.


Kyle Mills.The Utopia Experimnet.Kyle Mills
Friday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
This event is at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.
Meet Kyle Mills, bestselling author of thrillers including The Utopia Experiment, The Patriot Attack (both part of Robert Ludlum's Covert-One series), The Survivor (part of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series), and The Immortalists. Cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.
Registration not required.


Paula McLain.The Paris Wife.Paula McLain
Saturday, October 3, 3 p.m.
This event is at the Harris Theatre, Center for the Arts, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax.
Meet Paula McLain, bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun. Cosponsored by the Fairfax Library Foundation.
Registration not required.

 


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