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. Follow us on Facebook.

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

Charter Presenters & Sponsors

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

Charter Presenters

Sponsors


Schedule

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

Friday, Oct. 22

Presentations
10-11:30 a.m.
Parlor A
Writing Workshop - Bonnie Proudfoot
Fiction Writing: Beginning in the Middle
10-11:30 a.m.
Parlor B
Writing Workshop - David Mould & Cat Pleska
Travel Writing: A Sense of Place & People
1-2:30 p.m.
Parlor C
Writing Workshop - Brett Armstrong
Echoes Across Epochs: Building Worlds in Any Era
1-2:30 p.m.
Parlor D
Writing Workshop - Melinda Falgoust
Super Self-Publishing on a Shoestring
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Parlor A
Presentation - Kara Vuic
Non-Fiction Book: The Girls Next Door
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Parlor B
Presentation - Judi Tarowsky & Jo Ann Dadisman
Exploring West Virginia Ghost Lore
6-7 p.m.
Little Theater
An Evening with Colson Whitehead
Book signing following event

Other Activities
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Grand Hall South
Festival Marketplace
Authors and Vendors
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Grand Hall South
Word Play for Children
Activities for Children
Saturday, Oct. 23

Presentations
9-10 a.m.
Little Theater
A Conversation with Homer Hickam
West Virginian Author • Book signing following event.
9-10 a.m.
Parlor B
Presentation by Joe Geiger
Lecture: Disorder on the Border
9-10:30 a.m.
Parlor A
Writing Workshop - Andrea Fekete & Vince Trimboli
Writing Beyond Our Wounds
11 a.m. - Noon
Parlor C & D
Presentation - Denise Giardina
West Virginian Author • Book signing following event
11 a.m.-Noon
Little Theater
Presentation - Eric Eyre, Investigative Journlist
Mary Settle Session • Book signing following event
1-2 p.m.
Little Theater
An Afternoon with Josh Malerman
Book signing following event
1-2 p.m.
Parlor A
Presentation - Terry Jennings
Children's Literature: Definitely Dominguita
3-4 p.m.
Little Theater
An Afternoon with Jon Scieszka
Book signing following event

Other Activities
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Grand Hall North
Used Book Sale
Regular Prices
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Grand Hall South
Festival Marketplace
Authors and Vendors
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Grand Hall South
Word Play for Children
Activities for Children
12:30 p.m.
Grand Hall South
Children's Storybook Costume Parade
Word Play Area
3-3:30 p.m.
Grand Hall North
Used Book Sale: Closed for Setup
Closed for Setup
3:30-5 p.m.
Grand Hall North
Used Book Sale
Reduced Price Sale

Word Play

Activities for children. Don't miss the Storybook Costume Parade! Follow us on Facebook.

To Be Announced

Check back in the spring for updates.

 
Storybook Costume Parade

 


Used Book Sale

Great deals on thousands of books, movies, music CDs and more. Follow us on Facebook.

Schedule
See you in 2021!

To Be
Announced


An image of a crowd of people looking through used items at the used book sale.
Don't miss this huge sale.

Marketplace

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. Follow us on Facebook.

Festival Marketplace


Writing Workshops

This is where you can find the details about our great writing workshops. Follow us on Facebook.

Friday, Oct. 22 • Register Now

10-11:30 a.m.
Parlor A
Writing Workshop - Bonnie Proudfoot
Fiction Writing: Beginning in the Middle
10-11:30 a.m.
Parlor B
Writing Workshop - David Mould & Cat Pleska
Travel Writing: A Sense of Place & People
1-2:30 p.m.
Parlor C
Writing Workshop - Brett Armstrong
Echoes Across Epochs: Building Worlds in Any Era
1-2:30 p.m.
Parlor D
Writing Workshop - Melinda Falgoust
Super Self-Publishing on a Shoestring

Saturday, Oct. 23 • Register Now

9-10:30 a.m.
Parlor A
Writing Workshop - Andrea Fekete & Vince Trimboli
Writing Beyond Our Wounds

Hotels & Restaurants

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. Follow us on Facebook.

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.charlestonwvciviccenter.com

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


Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways, including set-up, break-down, assisting authors and presenters and assisting with the used book sale, Festival Marketplace, children's programs, crafts and information tables. Follow us on Facebook.

Apply Now

If you would like to volunteer at the 2021 West Virginia Book Festival, please complete the Volunteer Application form and submit it to the address below by Sept. 3, 2021.

April Wallace, Volunteer Coordinator
West Virginia Book Festival
123 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301



In the News

This is where the lastest news of the West Virginia Book Festival can be found. Check back for news releases and other bits of important information. Follow us on Facebook.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail

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



Images of Charleston provided by David T. Stephenson.