November 2007 - Vol. 66, No. 11
2007 National Book Festival
More than 120,000 lovers of books and reading descended on the National Mall in Washington to hear their favorite authors and storytellers and to celebrate literacy at
the Library of Congress’ seventh annual National Book Festival, hosted by first lady Laura Bush, on Sept. 29.
SPARKING THE IMAGINATION
The Library of Congress pavilion at this year’s National Book Festival offered visitors of all ages a wealth of opportunities to learn, explore and celebrate.
READERS INSPIRED BY WRITERS
More than 56,000 young readers nationwide competed in the Letters About Literature contest, and national winners read their letters at the festival.
TOUCH OF THE POET
New Poet Laureate Charles Simic opened the Library’s literary season in a program of selected readings from his lifetime of work.
LIFETIME OF POETRY
Celebrated poet W.S. Merwin received the 2006 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry and read selections of his work at the Library.