2019 Festival of Books & Authors

Happy 15th birthday, Bookmarks!

Save the Date  The 2019 Festival of Books & Authors will be held September 5-8

We are thrilled to celebrate 15 years of the Festival of Books & Authors! Join us for a four-day celebration of reading and writing, including over 40 featured authors conducting readings, panel discussions, workshops, and more.

We will celebrate our favorite programming from the past 15 years, and introduce brand new events for 2019—stay tuned for updates!

Saturday's free street festival will take place on September 7 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
Thank you to our 2018 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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