World Book Day

april, 2021

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World Book Day 2021

A Virtual Celebration of Literature & Authors


Kensington Park Senior Living is proud to present a virtual celebration of World Book Day, featuring 3 literary discussions throughout the day! World Book Day is an annual celebration that dates back centuries and stems from the Catalonian Festival of the Rose. It was recognized by UNESCO as an international holiday in 1995, and is now celebrated by over 100 countries worldwide.



11am via Zoom – Register Here

Paul Dickson, Local Author

The Rise of the GI Army: Dickson will discuss his latest work, which is scheduled for paperback release on April 20th. It’s the untold story of how the American Army was mobilized from scattered outposts two years before Pearl Harbor into the disciplined and mobile fighting force that helped win World War II. Learn more here.






2pm via Zoom – Register Here

Parley Ann Boswell, Professor Emerita and Author

Pregnancy in Literature and Film: Boswell will explore how pregnancy moves us through some great books, including 19th century classics The Scarlet Letter, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Frankenstein, and The Awakening.  In 20th century literature, pregnancy acts like a lightning rod, electrifying works by many authors, among them Edith Wharton, Vladimir Nabokov, Toni Morrison, and Margaret Atwood. We might never have thought about how fiction relies on pregnancy, but when we do, we recognize that narrative pregnancy represents one of the most powerful components of storytelling. Learn more here.




5pm via Zoom – Register Here

Mark Laframboise, Head Book Buyer at Politics and Prose

What Should I Read Next? A guide to this season’s best new releases with Laframboise, who has over 20 years’ experience buying books for DC’s premier bookseller, Politics and Prose. Get a head start on your summer reading list with his favorite picks! Learn more here.




Questions? Reach out to Conor at 301-946-7700 or


(Friday) 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


via ZOOM



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