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Upcoming book events next month

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The 2014 Nora Roberts Writing Institute

Attention Hagerstown Writers! The Nora Roberts Writing Institute will take place from Friday, August 8th to Sunday, August 10th at Hagerstown Community College. This year's keynote speakers are Hank Phillippi Ryan and Sylvia Day. Registration for the conference is still open and can be done online. The fee for adult participants is $275 per person.

And Hagerstown Teens! The Nora Roberts Young Writers Institute will take place for Saturday, August 9th to Sunday, August 10th, also at Hagerstown Community College. The fee for participation is $85 per person.

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National Book Festival

The Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, August 30th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The festival will include presentations by authors, illustrators, and poets as well as opportunities for book purchases and signings. This is a great event for families, as a variety of genres and age groups will be represented.

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