Gaithersburg Book Festival (2015) -- Garrett Peck ("Walt Whitman in Washington, DC"):
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Description of Pictures: Garrett Peck: Walt Whitman in Washington, DC:
Garrett Peck is a Washington-area historian, tour guide and author of six books. His latest title is "Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet." Garrett leads history-oriented tours in the D.C. area, including the Walt Whitman Tour, the Alexandria Brewing Tour, the DC Brewing Tour, the Jazz History Tour, the Temperance Tour and many others. He was involved with the DC Craft Bartenders Guild in lobbying the DC City Council to have the Rickey declared Washington’s native cocktail in 2011. He researched and pinpointed the Washington Brewery site at Navy Yard, and is particularly proud that Green Hat Gin is named after a character he wrote about in "Prohibition in Washington, D.C.": congressional bootlegger George Cassiday. He has lectured at the Library of Congress, delivered the Ruth Ann Overbeck Lecture and often speaks at historical societies, literary clubs and trade associations. Garrett is on the board of the Woodrow Wilson House and the Arlington Historical Society, and is a member of the Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. A native Californian and VMI and George Washington University graduate, he lives in lovely Arlington, Va. This is Peck’s fifth time presenting at the Gaithersburg Book Festival, including the inaugural year in 2010.
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2015 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
I retired from the US Census Bureau in god-forsaken Suitland, Maryland on my 58th birthday in May. Yee ha!
Trips this year:
a quick trip to Florida.
two Civil War Trust conferences (Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA), and
my 10th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles).
Ego Strokes: Carolyn Cerbin used a Kevin Costner photo in her USA Today article. Miss DC pictures were used a few times in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 550,000.
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