The 16th Anniversary National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center. The festival is free and open to the public. Horror king, author Stephen King will open the Main Stage with a presentation and recognition of his lifelong work promoting literacy. An author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
Tickets will be required for the King presentation. Tickets will be free and will be issued electronically beginning at 9 a.m. EDT Sept. 14.
Seating will be first-come, first-served. Ticket holders must be seated by 10:30 a.m. Holding a ticket does not guarantee entry.
There is a limit of two tickets per person. Accessibility accommodations should be made no later than Sept. 19 by calling 202-707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov. ASL services are offered at all book festival presentations.
Other authors slated to appear on the Main Stage are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (12:30-1:30 p.m.), Shonda Rhimes (2-3 p.m.), Bob Woodward (4-5 p.m.), Raina Telgemeier (5:30-6:30 p.m.) and Salman Rushdie (7-8 p.m.). Tickets are not required for these presentations.
Activities on the exhibition floor, including book sales, begin at 9 a.m. and other festival stages will begin presentations at 10 a.m. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets will be free and will be issued electronically beginning at 9 a.m. EST Sept. 14. Tickets are not required for other presentations or activities at the festival.
For a complete list of authors click here.