Meet Authors. Buy Books. Get them signed!

Saturday, October 20, 2018 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Duke Energy Convention Center

Free Admission

Events & Sessions

Books by the Bank at Duke Energy Conference Center on October 11, 2014.

Author Panels
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!