This week, amidst Back to School events, there is a great festival going on in Fairfax, which is a partnership between the City of Fairfax and George Mason University.
It’s called the “Fall for the Book” http://www.fallforthebook.org/
Noted authors appear at venues both in downtown Fairfax City and at the University. Yesterday featured a panel discussion on Lincoln by noted scholars from around the U.S.
Tonight former Governor Linwood Holton will be at the new City of Fairfax Regional Library to answer questions about his book “Opportunity Time” which trace his role as a pioneer in Virginia politics.
If you don’t like politics, then go to Potbelly’s in Old Town Village where writer Jenny Gardiner answers questions about her novel “Sleeping with Ward Cleaver.” Sounds edgy. Maybe I should skip that one.
Reading is not just great for kids. It’s good for adults to meet famous writers and find out how they are inspired to do what they do. Because, let’s face it, we’re all frustrated novelists.
And, of course, I couldn’t post this without a special shout out to my mom Mary Petersen who is the City’s representative on the Library Board and one of the organizers of the Festival. We love you Grandmary!