Each spring Downtown Bethesda hosts the annual Bethesda Literary Festival featuring local and national authors, journalists and poets, essay, short story and poetry contests, and children’s events. All events are free and are held throughout downtown Bethesda’s hotels, bookstores and community centers.
Dates and Times
April 11 - 13, 2014
Friday 7 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
2014 Bethesda Literary Festival Participants
To Be Announced
Bethesda Literary Festival’s Writing Contest
Budding writers and poets from the community are encouraged to participate in the annual writing contest. Poets can share original poems about any topic. Winners of all three contests will receive prizes and will be honored at special events during the festival.
The Bethesda Literary Festival events take place at the following venues in the downtown area:
Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave.
Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd.
Doubletree Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Ave.
Hilton Garden Inn, 7301 Waverly St.
Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd.
The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St.
Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Hwy.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, please call (301) 215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.