Annapolis Book Festival

Saturday, April 16, 2016

What's New at the Festival?

  • Diane Rehm Joins the Festival

    Posted February 3, 2016

    The Annapolis Book Festival is thrilled to announce that Diane Rehm will be joining us on Saturday, April 16! She is the long-time host of WAMU's Diane Rehm Show and a true Washington treasure. Her new book On My Own chronicles the protracted death of her husband John due to Parkinson's Disease, and her struggles as she found herself alone. His decision to refuse food, water and medicine in an effort to end his life moved Diane to make a stand for the right to die movement.

  • Ronald L. Smith Wins Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award

    Posted February 1, 2016

    Festival author Ronald L. Smith recently won the 2016 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for his book Hoodoo, a children's book about scary doings in the woods of Alabama. Congratulations, Mr. Smith! If you would like to meet him, come to the Festival on April 16.

  • "The Beast Side" by D. Watkins named a Best Book of 2015

    Posted January 5, 2016

    Calling D. Watkins "a quintessential Baltimore writer" with a "sharp eye for detail and unsentimental prose," Baltimore Magazine listed his work The Beast Side as a Best Book of 2015. Meet Mr. Watkins on April 16 at the Festival.

  • Mark Your Calendar for April 16, 2016

    Posted November 6, 2015

    Now in its fourteenth year, the Annapolis Book Festival has become one of the premier community events in the region. Last year more than 3,000 people attended this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. The Annapolis Book Festival brings nationally renowned authors to The Key School in Annapolis, Maryland, to discuss their books and the craft of writing. The Festival also features Annapolis Town Crier Squire Frederick, children's activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales.

Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors





Michael Glass Law Firm


The Attridge Family

L.J. and Mindy Foley

The Kane/Schneider Family

Deborah Lowham and
Keith Cole

C.N. and Maria Papadopoulos Charitable Foundation

The Williams Family
Mike, Pam, Jenny, & Chris '10


Absolute Fire Protection, Inc

Sherry Carr

Charles E. Anthony Architects

The Jones-Madak Family

Niels Holch, PLLC

Michael and Patty Smith


For more information about the Annapolis Book Festival, contact Parent Programs and Special Events Director Trish Gallant at or 410-263-9231, ext. 1275.