Fall for the Book is an independent non-profit literary arts organization that promotes reading by sponsoring a variety of year-round events and activities, the flagship of which is the Fall for the Book festival held each October. The festival as well as other activities for both children and adults:
Connect readers and authors so that readers become acquainted on a personal level with writers and their work in new and vibrant ways
Illustrate the many ways reading encourages cultural growth through empathy and knowledge
Give children their first experience with the thrill of writing creatively through tailored workshops and readings, as well as first publication opportunities
Listen to the Fall for the Book Podcast on Soundcloud
New in 2022, the Arts Innovation Award recognizes an organization that has implemented nontraditional or inventive approaches to their art form and has uniquely engaged audiences in the arts. In recognition of their forward-thinking literary programming, Fall for the Book is the Arts Innovation Award’s inaugural recipient.
Julija Pivo, 2020 graduate from Mason’s BFA program, has won a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Fellowship to Lithuania, starting in Summer 2022. The award not only caps an impressive career at Mason, but also brings a family journey full circle: Pivo’s late father was a Fulbright scholar from Lithuania to America from 2000 - 2001.