Friday, August 30, 2019

PR: Small Press Expo Announces Raina Telgemeier, Ngozi Ukazu, Jim Ottaviani and at National Book Festival

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 - August 27, 2019
Media Release - Small Press Expo (SPX) is proud to announce it is again a sponsor of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. 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
Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together more than 650 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. The expo includes a series of panel discussions and interviews with this year's guests.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.

As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which funds graphic novel purchases for public and academic libraries. For more information on the Small Press Expo, please visit
Small Press Expo
P.O. Box 5704
Bethesda, Maryland

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