For Immediate Release
Contact: Warren Bernard

Small Press Expo Announces Raina Telgemeier, Ngozi Ukazu and Jim Ottaviani at the Library of Congress National Book Festival

Bethesda, Maryland  – Small Press Expo (SPX) is proud to announce it is again a sponsor of the Library of Congress National BookFestival. As a part of this sponsorship, SPX is supporting both Ngozi Ukazu and Jim Ottaviani in their appearances at the Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Long-time SPX creator Raina Telgemeier will present on the prestigious Main Stage, where she will be introduced by SPX Executive Director Warren Bernard.

Raina will also be a Special Guest at SPX 2019, to be held September 14 & 15 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

The National Book Festival, the largest book festival in the United States, takes place Saturday, August 31, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. 

There will be 145 authors across all genres giving talks and signing their books at the festival.

Raina Telgemeier

1:30-2:30PM – Book Signing
6:00-7:30PM – Poetry Slam
4:00-5:00 PM – Main Stage Presentation – “Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story” (Graphix/Scholastic)

Ngozi Ukazu

2:15-2:50PM – Presentation – “Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey” (First Second)
3:30-4:30PM – Book signing

Jim Ottaviani

11:00AM-11:45AM – Presentation – “Hawking” (First Second)
12:30-1:30PM – Book Signing