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Bethesda Literary Festival

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Editorial Review

The 11th annual Bethesda Literary Festival takes place April 16-18 at several venues in downtown Bethesda, Md. There will be a wide array of author readings, workshops and children's events, one of the largest of which will be an Authors' Reception hosted by Barnes & Noble Booksellers (4801 Bethesda Ave.) on Sunday, April 18, at 1 p.m. featuring, among others Sandy Abrams, author of "Your Idea, Inc.: 12 Steps to Building a Million Dollar Business - Starting Today!"; John Fenzel, author of the thriller "The Lazarus Covenant"; Richard Latoff, author of "Washington By Storm A Photographer's Album"; Ellen Weber Libby, author of "The Favorite Child: How a Favorite Impacts Every Family Member for Life"; Denis Lipman, author of "A Yank Back to England: The Prodigal Tourist Returns"; Washington Post writer Kathy Orton, author of "Outside the Limelight: Basketball in the Ivy League"; and Stuart E. Weisberg, author of "Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman." Other authors taking part in the festival include Eleanor Clift (April 16), Haynes Johnson (April 17), Sarah Pekkanen (April 17) and Kristen Downey (April 18). For complete details, call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.