The Scarborough Society and the Shepherd University Foundation are sponsoring a bus trip to the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 30.
The festival will feature more than 100 authors, poets, and illustrators in several pavilions. Notable names include Paul Auster, Ishmael Beah, Billy Collins, Kate DiCamillo, E.L. Doctorow, Jules Feiffer, Jack Gantos, Anne Hillerman, Siri Hustvedt, Molly Idle, Nina Khrushcheva, Louisa Lim, Alice McDermott, Claire Messud, Anchee Min, Sandra Day O'Connor, Dav Pilkey, Cokie Roberts, Lisa See, Mona Simpson, and Judith Viorst. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event.
A full-size motor coach will leave Shepherd University at 8:30 a.m. and return to Shepherdstown at 6 p.m. The cost of the trip is $35 and will include water, snacks, and fruit. To reserve a seat on the bus, you may send your check to the Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 or contact Meg Peterson at 304-876-5021 to pay by credit card. RSVPs are needed by August 25, 2014. The festival is free and open to the public (www.loc.gov/bookfest/).
For more information, contact Phyllis Smock at 304-264-0560.