2014 Festival Schedule

Enjoy the Festival! Sessions are free; arrive early to ensure seating. In Festival Friends Pass-designated venues, Festival Friends Pass holders have priority seating. Please abide by Capitol and House Chamber rules, critical for the TBF’s continued use: No food and drink; In the House Chamber, NOTHING may be placed on the Representatives’ desks; Limit photography and video. No flash photography.

Signings take place after each session. Adult and YA authors sign in the Adult Book Signing Tent (Congress at 10th), Children’s authors in the Children’s Sales/Signing Tent (Colorado at 13th), Cookbooks in the Sales/Signing Tent next to the Central Market Cooking Tent (11th at Congress).

The 2015 Schedule will posted on this page in September. The 2014 Schedule is still posted below; click on the Saturday or Sunday tab to see sessions by hour. Use the pull-down filter to sort by genre, or use the search to see sessions by venue or keyword.

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM Sunday

1 PM Sunday

The Art of Nonfiction

Location: C-SPAN2/ Book TV Tent
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
Hugh Raffles
Wendy Call

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

From insects to the Harlem Renaissance to the native people of Isthmus of Tehuantepec, nonfiction writers Hugh Raffle, Sharifa-Rhodes Pitt and Wendy Call reveal whole new worlds of information and discovery. Hugh Raffle’s Insectopedia shows us how insects have triggered our obsessions, stirred our passions, and beguiled our imaginations. In Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts dissects  myths and uncovers the current identity of Harlem. Wendy Call’s No Word for Welcome tracks the struggles of the native people of Isthmus of Tehuantepec to preserve their and forces us to confront the real costs of relentless industrialization.