The Washington Post is returning as charter sponsor and media partner of the Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a variety of activities within The Post’s booth including:

Color-your-own postcards from By The Way

· Attendees can pick up and color their own postcards from By The Way, The Post’s new travel destination, throughout the day.

Children’s story time sessions

· Local children’s book authors Jennifer O’Connell, Sue Fliess, Minh Le and Mary Amato will conduct story time sessions every hour from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Attendees can visit the Politics & Prose sales pavilion at the festival to purchase the books read during each session.

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Discussion with Angie Kim hosted by The Lily Lit Club

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· Neema Roshania-Patel of The Lily, a women-focused publication from The Washington Post, will host a discussion with author Angie Kim about Kim’s book, “Miracle Creek” from 2 – 2:45 p.m. The discussion is presented by Lily Lit Club, a monthly book club that highlights female authors and lives on The Lily’s Instagram account, @LilyLitClub.

By The Way trivia

· By The Way will host a trivia hour from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Test your travel knowledge with By The Way Reporter Hannah Sampson for a chance to win By The Way postcards.

Discussion with Post Global Opinions Writer and Author Jason Rezaian hosted by The Post Press Freedom Partnership

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· Rezaian will be joined by Margaux Ewen, executive director of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation, to discuss themes from his book “Prisoner” from 4 – 4:45 p.m. The discussion will be followed by a book signing. Attendees can visit the Politics & Prose booth at the festival to purchase the book. The discussion is hosted by The Post Press Freedom Partnership, a public service initiative that highlights organizations working vigilantly to promote press freedom worldwide, of which JWFLF is a partner.

Photo booth

· Visit The Post’s photo booth anytime from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and take home a keepsake photo.

Attendees can also sit in on more than 20 author discussions moderated or introduced by Post editors, reporters and critics throughout the festival

Learn more about the National Book Festival here: https://loc.gov/bookfest/

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