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2012 Fall For The Book in Potomac

— The 14th annual Fall for the Book Festival celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Color Purple with a visit by novelist Alice Walker and presents four authors — Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, Rita Dove, and Katherine Boo — with the festival’s 2012 awards. These authors and nearly 125 others will appear Sept. 26-30 at George Mason University and at venues throughout Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland.

A full schedule of events is available at the festival’s website: www.fallforthebook.org.

Fall for the Book is Northern Virginia’s oldest and largest festival of literature and the arts, and in recent years the festival has expanded from its base at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus to host events at select venues throughout Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. All events are free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of sponsors including the Fairfax County Public Library, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and George Mason University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Office of University Life, in partnership with other business and organizations.

SATURDAY/SEPT. 29

7:30 p.m. at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda Brodeur, author of Natural Causes and Other Latitudes, winner of the 2007 Akron Poetry Prize, and Deulen, author of The Riots, winner of the AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction, and the poetry collection Lovely Asunder share selections from their work. Sponsored by The Writer’s Center.