Local Author Fair

Local Author Fair

March 24, 2019
10:00 AM

The Lessans Family Literary Series is proud to present our first ever Local Authors Fair


Meet local authors from the DMV area and hear first-hand as they describe and introduce their books. Learn more about the stories behind the stories, their inspirations, and upcoming projects. Bagels and coffee served. Come find your next must-read author! Appropriate for all ages and free to the public.

Call for Authors:
The Bender JCC is currently accepting applications for our Local Authors Fair on March 24, 2019.

About the Fair:
The Bender JCC’s Local Authors Fair will take place on Sunday, March 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Bender JCC. From 10:00 – 11:00 AM featured authors will be given two minutes to pitch their books to a captive audience. From 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, all featured authors will be provided with a table to sell their book(s) and speak to attendees.* Attendance for this event is free and open to the public.

Eligibility and Specifications:

  1. This opportunity is open to all authors based in the Greater Washington Area.
  2. Authors must have published their book within the last two years (January 2017 – January 2019).


Submissions will be evaluated by the Literary Committee according to the following parameters:

  1. Interest to the Jewish community of Greater Washington.
  2. Conceptual strength and originality.
  3. Meets the Lessans Family Literary Series standards of excellence.


All materials must be submitted by February 17.

Selected participants will be notified by March 4.


Additional Details:
There is a $10 application fee for interested authors.
*There is an $18 exhibit fee for all selected authors.
Authors are responsible for handling their book sales.

For more info, contact Lisa Del Sesto or call 301-348-3756