The West Virginia Book Festival returns this Friday October 27th and Saturday 28th at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston. There are a few authors and features fans of the blog might find interesting.
Featured authors for this year include R.L. Stine writer of the Goosebumps series and other children horror books, Joe Hill writer of the comic series Locke & Key and various horror books, Henry Winkler writer of a series of children’s novels and collection of anecdotes and observations. Winkler was also in some TV show or two. Several WV authors of more mainstream writings will be there as well.
They will each be giving a presentation followed by a book signing. Stine on Friday, Hill and Winkler on Saturday.
There is a Festival Marketplace of book sellers, publishers, individual authors, and other literary vendors on Friday and Saturday. A Word Play area for kids will be open on both days. There will be craft tables, a Storybook Costume Parade on Saturday, Turtle Lady Nancy Lockard, story readings, and more for the kids to learn and play with.
The big library used book sale will go on Saturday. There will be thousands of books, movies, CDs, and other items will be on sale including some rare and old selections. Regular prices for books will be from 8am to 3pm, they close down then for half an hour, and then open at 3:30pm for the reduced price sale.
There will be two writing workshops on Friday: Starts and Stops: Building a Story from Beginning to End and Romance Writing in West Virginia. Register for the workshops to guarantee your spot.
Fans of all literature genres should give a look at this event for new reads or learn about getting into writing. By the way, the event and all sessions are free.