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John Blackburn Will Appear at National Press Club’s Book Fair and Authors’ Night

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Blackburn Architects
Release Date: 2013-11-16

Equestrian Architect to Sign Copies of Healthy Stables By Design at Prestigious Event

Wellington, FL – November 15, 2013 - John Blackburn, author of the newly released book Healthy Stables By Design, will visit with fans and sign books at the National Press Club’s 36th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night, in partnership with Politics & Prose, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

The event benefits the non-profit NPC Journalism Institute, whose mission is to provide training for working journalists in a changing media environment and support the next generation of journalists through a competitive scholarship program.

The National Press Club is partnering with The SEED Foundation, which helps prepare underserved students for college success at public boardingschools in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. The Book Fair is helping to develop the school library at the foundation’s Maryland campus.

Politics & Prose, an active and well-known Washington, D.C., bookseller, is the official retailer for the event. C-SPAN is expected to cover the popular literary showcase, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

For more information about the 36th Annual National Press Club’s Book Fair and Author’s Night, go to This link will be updated regularly with additional author names and other relevant information.

“I look forward to signing books next to authors like Ann Leary and Alice McDermott,” said Blackburn. “It has the makings of an incredible evening.”

About Healthy Stables By Design by John Blackburn with Beth Herman
Healthy Stables by Design is a museum-quality coffee table book that illustrates Blackburn’s approach to equestrian architecture through dramatic photography and compelling writing.

It introduces the concepts of aerodynamic ventilation, strategic natural light and passive solar heating and cooling into significant horse barn designs ranging from exquisite to functional.

About John Blackburn
John Blackburn serves as the President and Senior Principal of Blackburn Architects, a Washington, D.C. firm. He has 35 years of expertise in architecture and 30 years of work focusing specifically on equestrian architecture with more than 160 horse farm designs to his credit. His award-winning work is widely known for its beauty, functionality and sustainability.

Blackburn has built facilities for racing, polo, hunters and jumpers and Quarter Horses in a variety of climates and evolving site conditions and he has been featured in dozens of equestrian, architecture and luxury lifestyle publications.

Click here to learn more about Blackburn Architects.

For more about Healthy Stables by Design, by John Blackburn click here

Click here to order Healthy Stables by Design by John Blackburn with Beth Herman. All author proceeds donated to equine charities.

Sponsored by:
Lucas Equine Equipment

To sponsor the tour of Healthy Stables by Design contact:
Carrie Wirth
(516) 763-3389 (office); (612) 209-0310 (cell)


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