Bookmarks Gears Up for 10th Annual Festival of Books and Authors
Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors is coming up September 6th in Winston-Salem with 40 authors presenting their work, signing books, and answering questions. Among them will be WFU alumna Emily Giffin whose just published 6th book was #1 on the NYT Bestsellers list. The Color of Water Author, Musician James McBride will discuss his new novel The Good Lord Bird about American revolutionary John Brown.
Author/illustrator Edward Hemingway, grandson of Ernest, will be there, and this year, Spanish/English Storytime will be led by Meg Medina whose recent work for young readers deals with bullying. Karen Abbott will share her spellbinding true story of four women in the Civil War - a socialite, farm girl, abolitionist, and a widow - who were spies. This is the Tenth annual Festival of Books and Authors. Five the past five years it’s been organized by Executive Director Ginger Hendricks.
Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors September 6th is Free, with several other events surrounding it like the sale of all books now at the Festival, and at Open Houses on August 17 (2 - 4) and 27 (4:30 - 6:30). There you can visit the office to get ready for the Festival. All proceeds benefit Bookmarks and their many year-round literacy programs. Last year they reached 16,000 people in our community.