The 2018 East of the River Book Festival is a magnet for city dwellers from all wards to enjoy a literary event that highlights the efforts of indie writers, small publishers and independent book shops. This festival will inspire and excite those who enjoy culturally diverse books and have an interest in self-publishing.

We celebrate in two ways:

  1. We encourage all attendees to dress in a costume to reflect a favorite author or book character.
  2. We invite writers to engaging panels and workshops to receive lessons learned and resources.

Attendees for this event reflect readers of all ages and genres. Join the fun and be inspired to tell your story!

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American Poetry Museum


Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School
2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20020


Saturday, October 20, 2018
Join us for an entire day of fun
from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


If you or your organization would like to
become volunteers, please contact us at

Our Sponsors

American Poetry Museum
American Poetry Museum

Our Partners

Classroom Culture
Classroom Culture
DC Public Library
DC Public Library
Unite Planning Organization
United Planning Organization
Ward 8 Council
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts