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Small Press Expo Sponsors Lynda Barry and Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez at the National Book Festival

The Small Press Expo has announced that it is a sponsor of the National Book Festival, held by the Library of Congress. As part of this sponsorship, Small Press Expo is bringing to the National Book Festival for the first time Lynda Barry and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez. They will all appear on Sunday, September 22 at the Graphic Novels & Science Fiction Pavillion on The Mall in Washington D.C.

John Y. Cole, director of the Center for the Book, which is the festival’s author coordinator said in a statement:

The Library of Congress is delighted to welcome Small Press Expo as both a supporter of authors Lynda Barry, Jaime Hernandez and Gilbert Hernandez at the 2013 National Book Festival and as a reading promotion partner of the Library’s Center for the Book.  Thanks to help from Small Press Expo, this year’s Graphic Novels & Science Fiction pavilion at the National Book Festival is a knock-out.

Here is the schedule  at the National Book Festival for these creators, all sessions will be held on Sunday, September 22 in the Graphic Novel and Science Fiction Pavilion:

Lynda Barry will present from Noon – 12:45PM and sign books from 1:00-2:00PM

Gilbert Hernandez will present from 12:55-1:40PM and sign books from 3:00-4:00PM

Jaime Hernandez will present from 1:50-2:35PM and sign books from 3:00-4:00PM

The primary goal of this sponsorship is to bring creators from the indie comics community to the National Book Festival to better expose them and their works to the diverse audience that attends this prestigious event. Started in 2001, nearly 200,000 people attended the festival in 2011.

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