Fall for the Book Already


In late September, George Mason University is sponsoring a festival titled Fall for the Book, "a six-day [event] that clebrates literature, learning and all types of books and storytelling—from literary fiction to mystery and thrillers to folk tales, from poetry and plays to children's books, and across a diverse range of nonfiction: history, memoir, politics and more. All events are free and open to the public."

A full roster of events is online here. I'd like to draw your attention a talk on Monday, September 24 featuring David Wallis, founder of Featurewell, the online syndication service through which many reason articles find new audiences. He'll be talking at noon in the Gold Room of the Johnson Center at GMU's Fairfax, Virginia campus. The topic will be the two books noted below.

Here's a bio squib on David, who has also written for reason.

David Wallis is the editor of Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot to Print and Killed Cartoons: Casualties from the War on Free Expression, and a journalist specializing in interviewing business and political leaders, such as Vaclav Havel, Jimmy Carter and Lee Iacocca. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post and The Times (London), and on He is also the founder of, a syndicate that markets articles by more than 1,500 writers and journalists. For more information, visit