We have an exciting lineup of authors for the 2015 West Virginia Book Festival. Click or tap on each presenter's block to learn more about them. Admission is free for Book Festival events.
Many organizations and individuals worked together to make the return of the West Virginia Book Festival a reality. Our charter presenters and sponsors are listed below. Admission is free for Book Festival events.
Mark your calendars. This year's West Virginia Book Festival is happening over two special days in October as part of Charleston's FestivALL Fall celebration. Admission is free for Book Festival events.
|Thursday, October 22|
|Riggleman Auditorium, Univeristy of Charleston|
|7:30 p.m.||Pre-Festival Event:|
McCreight Lecture in the Humanities
|Friday, October 23|
|Charleston Civic Center|
|10 a.m. – Noon||Writing Workshop w. Fran Simone & Cat Pleska|
|1 – 4:30 p.m.||Marketplace Open|
|2 – 4 p.m.||Self-Publishing Workshop w. Jane Friedman|
|7 p.m.||Neil Gaiman|
|Saturday, October 24|
|Charleston Civic Center|
|8 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Used Book Sale|
| 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Regular Prices|
3 - 3:30 p.m. - Closed for Reduced Price Sale Setup
3:30 - 5 p.m. - Reduced Price Sale
|9 a.m. - 5 p.m.||Marketplace Open|
|10 a.m.||Costume Parade|
|11 a.m.||Jacqueline Woodson|
|1 p.m.||Bright Star Theatre Performance in Word Play|
|1 p.m.||Jeff Shaara|
|3 p.m.||Bright Star Theater Performance in Word Play|
|3 p.m.||Jodi Picoult|
Great deals on thousands of books, movies, music CDs and more! Admission is free for Book Festival events.
The Marketplace is where you will find book sellers, publishers, individual authors and other literary vendors. Here, you can purchase books to be signed by Festival authors, meet local authors and find a variety of books and book-related items. Admission is free for Book Festival events.
If you would like to purchase exhibit space at the Festival, complete the 2015 Festival Marketplace Booth Rental Contract and return it with your payment to the address on the form by August 14, 2015. Please note that the Marketplace usually sells out by July or August. Booths are available on a first-come, first served basis.
To submit a schedule of authors who will appear at your booth, complete the Festival Marketplace Author Autographs Schedule form and return it by August 14, 2015.
For more information about exhibit space in the Marketplace, view the Marketplace General Information document.
The annual West Virginia Book Festival is held at the Charleston Civic Center. If you plan to stay while visiting the city for the event, there are a number of local hotels and restaurants you may find convenient and appealing. Admission is free for Book Festival events.
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