2017 Festival of Books & Authors

Friday, September 8

Yoga with Internationally Recognized Yogi Jessamyn Stanley
Eat & Greet with New York Times Bestselling Author Jamie Ford 
Robert Hicks, A Fiction Reading
Girls’ Night Out with New York Times Bestselling Humorist Jancee Dunn 

Saturday, September 9

Eat & Greet with John Feinstein
Celebration of Summer Reading Participants
Summer Reading Program Exhibit
Summer Reading Book Pick Up & Kids' Passport Table

"Where's Waldo?" Scavenger Hunt
Exhibitor Passport for Adults
Spanish and English Storytime
Flash Fiction Workshop with Author Steve Cushman

Sunday, September 10

A Lee Brothers Brunch
Bookmarks Keynote Closing Event: Diana Gabaldon  

2017 Festival Lineup

Fiction Authors: Steve Cushman, Jamie Ford, Kathleen Grissom, Allan Gurganus, Linnea HartsuykerChristina Henry, Patti Callahan Henry, Robert Hicks, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Margaret Maron, Jill McCorkleSarah McCoy, Robin Sloan, Daren Wang, Stephanie Powell Watts, Lisa Wingate

Nonfiction Authors: Garth Callaghan, Andrew Carroll, Jancee Dunn, Marc Lamont HillDara Kurtz, The Lee Brothers, Joan Nathan, Andrés Reséndez, Jessamyn Stanley, Beverly Tatum

Children’s Book Authors: John Claude Bemis, Angela Dominguez, Michael Fry, Alan GratzTeri Kanefield, Grace Lin, Jason Reynolds, Javaka Steptoe, Matt Tavares

Young Adult Authors: Leigh Bardugo, Martha Brockenbrough, Megan E. Bryant, John Feinstein, S. Jae-JonesJeff Zentner

Poets and Storytellers: Jill Bialosky, Mitch Capel (Gran’daddy Junebug), Jaki Shelton Green

Including panels entitled: Celebrating the NC Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary, Superheroes, Southern Fiction, Alexander Hamilton, and Civil War Fiction; as well as a Flash Fiction Writing Workshop; a K-12 Summer Reading Program Celebration; and–back by popular demand–NC Writers’ Network presents Slush Pile Live!

Bookmarks is so grateful to the community for their amazing support! We could not do all that we do without the support of individuals, foundations, and sponsors. The Festival's 2017 Top Sponsors are: The Dash, The Winston-Salem Journal, Our State, Winston-Salem Arts Council, Fidelity Investments, The Millennium Fund, Wake Forest University, and Salemtowne Retirement Community