Individual author presentations and panels take place throughout the day in meeting rooms adjacent to the Author Pavilion. Panel topics in 2014 ranged from”Beyond Bestsellers: The Best in New Fiction” to “Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books” to “Local Food and Drink.” It’s a great chance to hear from authors and ask questions.
Writing & Getting Publishing Workshops
In addition to these panels, the festival also features workshops for aspiring writers interested in honing their craft. Highlights in past years included: “Pitching Your Book,” “Social Media for Writers,” and a workshop for kids with the staff from the Wordplay Creative Writing Center.
New for 2015: The inaugural Books by the Banks Writing Contest, offering $4,900 in cash prizes, is generously underwritten by the McLane Foundation, to recognize superb work by our region’s writers. Learn how you can enter to win!