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.
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. Be sure to keep an eye on this schedule to make sure you don't miss anything.
Friday, October 23
|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
|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!
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.
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.
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