Writers, poets and journalists from across the country turn the Mall into a living bestsellers' table at the National Book Festival. Some of the authors scheduled during the event include: Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Carol Oates, Katherine Paterson and Natasha Trethewey. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event, which will host lots of authors, poets and illustrators. For more information, including event details and times, check out the festival's main website.
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