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The 2019 BARR Book Seller.


The Author Expo will open both Friday and Saturday.

If you live in the DMV,  come on over after after work, if you're traveling from out of town, we hope you will jumpstart your BARR Weekend by arriving on Thursday! You can tour the National Museum of AA History and Culture, shop at the Tanger Outlet Mall, visit National Harbor to enjoy Las Vegas-style gaming and entertainment at the MGM Grand, or just rest. 

Thursday, October 3 

5 to 7 PM ~ Early Registration  

After 8 pm, please join us for a Meet & Greet during Jazz Night at the Harborside Hotel.


Friday, October 4

9 am til noon - Relax Your Mind, Exercise Your Body, Feed Your Soul

Session I ~ 9 am ~ Meditation

Sesion II ~ 10:15 am ~ Zumba (low impact), and

Session III ~ 11 AM ~ "Caring for My Sister & Myself" with Pastor Bettye J. Watson

Lunch on Your Own

1 to 6 ~ Author Expo

1 to 3 - Workshops and panel discussions ~ Titles TBA

4 to 5 - Book Club Meeting with Mary Monroe  - we will discuss her book "One House Over"

Dinner on Your Own

7 to 8 - Join the members of "The Tea" to talk about books and spill the tea on how books relate to us and the world we live in. Book selection TBD.

8 to 11 - Reception & Party



9 to 3 ~ Author Expo and Signings

9 to 11 ~ Workshops & Panel Discussions



Keynote Speaker Kwame Alexander

BARR 2019 Literary Icon Mary Monroe