9th Annual Movable Feast & Parapalooza!

movable feast event flyerThank you to everyone who joined us for our 9th annual Movable Feast & Parapalooza! We look forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary with you in February 2022! 


Bookmarks’ 9th annual Parapalooza & Movable Feast will be held at Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. This event is ticketed.


Saturday Night Parapalooza! - Saturday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Hanesbrands Theatre
In 2019, we extended the Movable Feast to a two-day event. Saturday night features the participating authors in a Parapalooza format. Basically, a Parapalooza is a chance for attendees to hear all of the authors read from their books. Each author is personally introduced and given two minutes to read one carefully selected paragraph from their book. 

Due to Covid precautions, this event will be restricted in attendance size with socially distanced seating assignments. Attendees will sit in two's and there will be 6 feet of space between you and the next two attendees. Seating will be directed upon arrival and no exceptions will be made. Please plan accordingly if you plan to come with a larger group than two people and know you will be spaced out in the venue. 

We will have two rounds of author readings and a brief intermission between the rounds. Masks are required at all times and those not properly wearing approved masks over both mouth and nose will be asked to leave and will not be refunded. Additional disposable masks will be available upon request. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout.

A recorded version of this event will be available at a later time. Email info@bookmarksnc.org for more information about the streaming option.

Tickets are $30 each (+ tax), available at the door Saturday night.

This year's authors include: 

  • Kendra Adachi, The Lazy Genius Way
  • Brina Starler, Anne of Manhattan
  • Denny Bryce, Wild Women and the Blues
  • Julie Carrick Dalton, Waiting for the Night Song
  • Sean Flynn, Why Peacocks?
  • Heather Frese, Baddest Girl on the Planet
  • Sadeqa Johnson, Yellow Wife
  • Virginia Kantra, Beth and Amy
  • Scott Livengood and Richard Stone, Story Intelligence
  • Steven Petrow, Stupid Things I Won't Do When I Get Old
  • Emilia Phillips, Embochure  (Unable to attend)
  • Liese O'Halloran Schwarz, What Could Be Saved 
  • Carter Sickels, The Prettiest Star
  • Karen Tucker, Bewilderness
  • Jacinta White, Resurrecting the Bones
  • Preslaysa Williams, Lowcountry Bride

Click here to order books.

Sunday Afternoon Movable Feast - Sunday, June 13 at 3:00 p.m. at Hanesbrands Theatre
Tickets for Sunday's Movable Feast are now sold out - you can still purchase tickets for Saturday night's Movable Feast below!

Sunday afternoon is a traditional Movable Feast where the authors visit ten tables for ten minutes each -- think speed dating with authors! 

Due to Covid precautions, tickets for this event will be restricted to table purchase only. Tables can seat 1 to 8 attendees. To purchase a table, click below. All tables are assigned and you will receive your table information prior to arrival. Each table is responsible for inviting and securing their attendees. 

If you would rather not have the full table expense charged to your credit card, you can reserve a table with us. To reserve a table, one person from the group must complete the order on our website; their credit card will be temporarily authorized for the $360 table charge, but the charge will not be finalized by Bookmarks. We will contact you within two business days to ask you to supply the names & email addresses of all the table's members so we can invoice the individual attendees.

Tables are $360 (plus tax). Depending on how many people you want at your table, Bookmarks will divide the table cost ($360) by that amount of attendees and invoice each accordingly. (For example, if you only wish to have 6 at your table, tickets will be $60 each instead of the normal $45). Any unpaid balances will be charged to the reserving credit card on June 1. 

There will not be an option for individual ticket sales at this event. We encourage individuals to attend on Saturday night instead. 

Halfway through the author rotations, we will have a 30-minute social break. Guests are invited to go outdoors for drinks and small, individual snacks. Outdoors will be socially distanced and masks will be required when not eating and drinking. The social is voluntary for those who would like to have refreshments. There will be no food and drink allowed inside the auditorium. Masks must be worn the entire event, covering both mouth and nose. Those who do not comply, will be asked to leave and will not be refunded. Disposable masks are available upon request.

There is a brief 2-minute rotation break between each author's 10 minute talk at your table. You are welcome to step into the lobby for a water break or to use the restroom. There is no eating or drinking at the tables inside the auditorium. 

Due to the authors wearing masks, hearing may be an issue for some. If you are worried about being able to hear the authors properly, we suggest you attend Saturday night when authors will have microphones. 

To sponsor a table at $600, please email Jamie. Sponsored tables include logo placement on all event materials and optional inclusion of collateral in attendee bags.

There is no streaming option for this event. 

Keep in mind that events like this are safest for people who are fully vaccinated. 

Covid Safety Precautions

  • Masks will be required at all times. Those not wearing approved masks or not properly wearing masks that cover their nose and mouth will be asked to leave.
  • No food or drink will be permitted inside the auditorium, with the exception of authors drinking between rounds on Sunday. We ask that you socially distance from others during these times.
  • Event check in, book sales, etc. will be socially distanced.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event
  • All books will be pre-signed before the event; there will be no public book signings. Requests for personalizations must be submitted as pre-orders to authors to sign during pre-signing.

Event Refunds

Tickets for both events are nonrefundable unless local or state Covid mandates dictate that we must cancel the event. If you decide that you do not want to attend in person, you may exchange your in-person ticket for a recorded ticket to the Saturday night Parapalooza. Bookmarks is not responsible for technical difficulties pertaining to streaming such as bandwidth or streaming quality.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
209 N Spruce St.
Winston Salem, NC 27101