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Bethesda Literary Festival

Downtown Bethesda celebrates the diversity of modern literature by presenting the 18th annual Bethesda Literary Festival from Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23, 2017. Managed and organized by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP), the festival will feature an array of local and national authors, journalists and poets, as well as writing contests and children’s events. All events are held throughout downtown Bethesda and are free. 

The festival features bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent Helene Cooper, Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; bestselling author Jennifer Close, The Hopefuls; and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post editor Marc Fisher, Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power, which he co-wrote with award-winning Washington Post reporter Michael Kranish.

Event Venue

Downtown Bethesda

Norfolk, Fairmont, St. Elmo, Cordell and Del Ray Avenues
Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:30pm
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 11:00am
  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 11:00am
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