Key School To Host 19th Annual Annapolis Book Festival

Festival Features Renowned Authors


The 19th annual Annapolis Book Festival at Key School on April 9 will feature the following speakers:

  • Jamie Raskin: U.S. Congressman and author

  • Terence Smith: Emmy award-winning journalist

  • Clint Smith: author who wrote of one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2021

  • Susan Page: award-winning journalist and USA Today Washington bureau chief

  • Jeffery Deaver: thriller writer

  • John Woodrow Cox and Cecilia Kang: award-winning journalists

  • Suzanne Nossel: Chief executive at PEN America

  • Craig Whitlock: investigative journalist and author of one of the Washington Post’s 10 Best Books of 2021

  • Dan Fesperman and John Gilstrap: thriller writers

  • Leslie Gray Streeter: veteran journalist and memoirist

  • Theodore Johnson: senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice

  • Edith Widder: MacArthur fellow and conservationist

  • Ali Noorani: president of the National Immigration Forum

  • Ellen Oh: children and young adult book author and co-founder of We Need Diverse Books

  • Hannah Howard: foodie and memorist

The Annapolis Book Festival brings together nationally and internationally renowned authors with thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. Interactive, multi-generational and free of charge, the festival has something for book lovers of all ages. Combining entertainment, children’s activities and food trucks with compelling author panels, the festival attracts more than 3,000 attendees each year. The Annapolis Book Festival will be held on the campus of Key School at 534 Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis on Saturday, April 9, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.


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