The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host its seventh annual Roosevelt Reading Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2010. Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University Alan Brinkley, author of “Franklin Delano Roosevelt” (Oxford, 2009), will deliver the afternoon keynote address. The Reading Festival will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. All Roosevelt Reading Festival activities are open to the public free of charge.

In six concurrent sessions taking place throughout the day, eighteen authors of recently published works that draw upon the Roosevelt Library archives, or focus on the Roosevelt era, will present author talks followed by question-and-answer sessions and book signings. Copies of all of the authors’ books will be available for sale in the New Deal Store located in the Wallace Center. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks, coffee and doughnuts in the lobby of the Wallace Center.

For agenda and participating authors visit: http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/publicprograms/calendar.html