Free Admission!
 


Oct. 22, 23 Virtual Event
 

Authors

We are pleased to announce this exciting lineup of authors for the 2021 West Virginia Book Festival. Click on their photos below to learn more.

Colson
WHITEHEAD
Jon
SCIESZKA
Josh
MALERMAN
Eric
EYRE
Denise
GIARDINA
Homer
HICKAM
Brett
ARMSTRONG
Melinda
FALGOUST
 
Cat
PLESKA
Bonnie
PROUDFOOT
David
MOULD
Jo Ann
DADISMAN
Joe
GEIGER
Kara
VUIC
 
Judi
TAROWSKI

Our Sponsors

Many organizations and individuals work together to make the West Virginia Book Festival a reality. Our charter presenters and sponsors are listed below.

Charter Presenters

Sponsors

WV Center for the Book Logo
Encova Foundation Logo
Friends of the Library Logo
Greylock Energy Logo
H.B. Wehrle Foundation
Marshall University Foundation Logo
TC Energy Logo
West Virginia Library Commission Logo
WV Public Broadcasting Logo

Schedule

This is where you can stay up-to-date on all the happenings of this year's Festival.

Friday, Oct. 22

10-11:30 a.m.
Zoom
 
Writing Workshop - Bonnie Proudfoot
Fiction Writing: Beginning in the Middle
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10-11:30 a.m.
Zoom
 
Writing Workshop - David Mould & Cat Pleska
Travel Writing: A Sense of Place & People
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1-2:30 p.m.
Zoom
 
Writing Workshop - Brett Armstrong
Echoes Across Epochs: Building Worlds in Any Era
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1-2:30 p.m.
Zoom
 
Writing Workshop - Melinda Falgoust
Super Self-Publishing on a Shoestring
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3:30-4:30 p.m.
Zoom
 
Presentation - Kara Vuic
Non-Fiction Book: The Girls Next Door
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3:30-4:30 p.m.
Zoom
 
Presentation - Judi Tarowsky & Jo Ann Dadisman
Exploring West Virginia Ghost Lore
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6-7 p.m.
Livestream
An Evening with Colson Whitehead
Registration not required.
Saturday, Oct. 23

9-10:30 a.m.
Livestream
A Conversation with Homer Hickam
West Virginian Author • Registration not required.
9-10 a.m.
Zoom
 
Presentation by Joe Geiger
Lecture: Disorder on the Border
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11 a.m.-Noon
Livestream
Death in Mud Lick: Eric Eyre, Investigative Journalist
Mary Settle Session • Registration not required.
Noon - 1 p.m.
Livestream
Presentation - Denise Giardina
West Virginian Author • Registration not required.
1-2 p.m.
Livestream
An Afternoon with Josh Malerman
Registration not required.
3-4 p.m.
Livestream
An Afternoon with Jon Scieszka
Registration not required.
 

Watch

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 West Virginia Book Festival Virtual Event! We hope you enjoyed this year's author lineup.


Charleston

There are a number of hotels and restaurants you may find convenient and appealing in Charleston, West Virginia. Visit the City of Charleston's website for more info.

Hotels

Embassy Suites
300 Court St.
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: +1-304-347-8700


Charleston Marriott
200 Lee Street E
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: +1-304-345-6500

Holiday Inn Express
100 Civic Center Dr.
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: +1-800-315-2621


Click here for a more
complete list of local hotels.

Locations

Charleston Coliseum
& Convention Center

200 Lee Street E
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: +1-304-345-1500
www.chaswvccc.com

West Virginia Culture Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
Tel: +1-304-558-0220
www.wvculture.org


In the News

This is where the lastest news of the West Virginia Book Festival can be found. Check back for news releases other important information.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail

• September 9, 2021 -- West Virginia Book Festival Switches to Virtual Event

• March 3, 2021 -- WV Book Festival Announces Headlining Authors for 2021