Festival of Books & Authors

September 5-8, 2019
in downtown Winston-Salem

Fearing PANEL DISCUSSIONS • COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS • WORKSHOPS • CHILDREN'S EVENTS • LOCAL VENDORS & EXHIBITORS • FREE STREET FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY

Event tickets will be available to purchase here at 10:00 am on Friday, July 26.

We are thrilled to celebrate the 15th year of the Festival of Books & Authors this year. Join us to celebrate our favorite programming from the past, and enjoy brand new events for 2019. This year's festival schedule will be available here on August 1.

The Festival of Books & Authors is a four-day celebration of reading and writing with over 40 featured authors conducting readings, panel discussions, workshops, and more. This year's festival will include Bookmarks' 15th birthday party on Friday, September 6th.

Saturday's free street festival will take place on September 7th along Poplar Street, Holly Avenue, and Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem. The street festival is fun for all ages, with author events, demonstrations, food trucks, vendors, and children's activities.


2019 AUTHOR SUBMISSIONS
Publishers, please send authors name and book title, publisher's information (ISBN, format, price, pub date), author bio, and why this selection is a good fit for Bookmarks and Winston-Salem to Jamie Rogers Southern at jamie@bookmarksnc.org. We will be in touch if we believe this to be a good fit with this year's festival programming.
Please note that we only feature authors who have new books out between September 2018 and September 2019. Authors who are independently published or who otherwise do not meet the aforementioned criteria are invited to participate as exhibitors at Saturday's street festival (see below).
 

FESTIVAL EXHIBITORS & VENDORS
Saturday's street festival features exhibitors, vendors, food trucks, and more. Click here to learn more and register online to be an exhibitor or vendor.

 

FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Bookmarks offers a range of sponsorship levels and opportunities. For more information about becoming a sponsor, email Executive Director Ginger Hendricks at gh@bookmarksnc.org.

 


 

          

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