Loudoun Book & Arts Festival

Loudoun Book and Arts Festival


Brambleton Library
Saturday, June 8
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The inaugural festival is a free, daylong event in and around Brambleton Library, featuring talks with bestselling and up-and-coming authors, interactive displays with local artists, live music and a book sale courtesy of Second Chapter Books.

Special thank you to our event partners, Brambleton Town Center and the Loudoun Arts Council.



Time Location Author/Book Title
10:30-11:30 a.m. Teen Center Adam Nemett, We Can Save Us All

Comic book artist and illustrator Orion Zangara will give away an original piece of art inspired by the book.
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Room A Robert Kurson, Rocket Men
12:30-1:30 p.m. Storytime Room Sara Taber, Born Under an Assumed Name: The Memoir of a Cold Spy's Daughter and Chance Particulars
12:30-1:30 p.m. Room A Tom Rosenstiel, The Good Lie and Shining City

Rosenstiel will be interviewed by John DeDakis, author of Bullet in the Chamber.
1:45-2:45 p.m. Storytime Room Eugenia Kim, The Kinship of Secrets
1:45-2:45 p.m. Room A Julie Langsdorf, White Elephant

Langsdorf will be interviewed by journalist Cari Shane.
3-4 p.m. Lost Rhino Retreat Doug Grindle, How We Won and Lost the War in Afghanistan 

Grindle will be joined by several Afghan War veterans for a Q&A session.
3-4 p.m. Room A Carrie Callaghan, A Light of Her Own

Callaghan will join a panel of women artists to discuss women in the arts.
3:30-4:30 p.m. AhSo Restaurant Edward Lee, Buttermilk Graffiti

The James Beard Award-nominated chef will be interviewed by adventure traveler John Daum.