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Romance authors Betsy Ashton (Uncharted Territory), Ellen Butler (Art of Affection), Avery Flynn (Designed for Murder), and Tracey Livesay (Pretending With The Playboy) discuss their writing and, specifically, how they develop series novels.More »
This program will provide writing and publishing insight for teen writers from young adult fiction authors Robert Beatty (Serafina and the Black Cloak), Jen Swann Downey (The Ninja Librarians: The Accidental Keyhand), and V.E. Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows).More »
Kelly Carlin will discuss her book (A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George) sharing her experience of having a comic genius as a father. Arguably the most influential stand-up comedian of all time, George Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can’t Say On Television” was the focus of a landmark Supreme Court decision on the First Amendment.More »
Join hundreds of other Crime Wave readers for Saturday morning brunch with Alan Furst, author of Midnight in Europe and twelve other internationally bestselling novels. Book sales and signing follow the brunch.
NOTE: This program is sold out. You can sign up for the wait list through the BUY TICKET button on the program page.More »
Authors Tracy Crow (On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story), Stephanie Draven (Plot Your Book in a Month with Scrivener), and Leslie Truex (Digital Writer Success) discuss their writing and experience, along with specific writing and publishing resources.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tracy Crow has had to cancel her participation.
Authors Jim Auchmutey (The Class of ’65: A Student, A Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness) and Kristen Green (Something Must be Done about Prince Edward County) share the important stories about historic segregation in our schools, and the past and current reactions from students, families, and communities.More »
Sue Fliess (Calling All Cars), Timothy Young (Do Not Open the Box), and Steven Weinberg (You Must Be This Tall) will discuss best practices and behind-the-scenes tips for making “dummy books” as part of the process of developing an illustrated children’s book.More »
Authors César Brioso (Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson and the Cuban League) and Barry Svrluga (The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season) share their excellent insider-view stories of Cuban baseball and a full season with the Washington Nationals.More »
Emily Gary and Tom Proutt (Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons) present an interactive musical program for children with selections from both books in their Goodnight Songs Series. The series pairs musical compositions with previously unpublished work by Margaret Wise Brown.More »
Tags: StoryFest / Youth
Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, a former stand-up comic and founder of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colo., will discuss her recently published Accidental Saints, in which she describes how she has experienced God continually showing up in the least likely of people.More »
Tags: Spirituality / Religion
Love Between the Covers is a feature-length documentary film about the little-known, surprisingly powerful community of women who read and write romance novels. The screening will be followed by a discussion and book signing with with Eloisa James (My American Duchess) and by Maya Rodale (Dangerous Books for Girls).More »
Authors and doctors Louis Sullivan (Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine) and Damon Tweedy (Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine) share their life stories and experiences of race in the field of medicine.More »
Joan Carris (Bed and Biscuit series), Lisa Martin (Anton and Cecil series), and Kevin Sherry (The Yeti Files series) will discuss their middle grades books about animals—from yetis to kittens—who have something to say.More »
Authors Karen Masterson (The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure) and Sonia Shah (Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond) discuss the origins of infectious diseases, how they have been battled, and predictions about what’s to come.More »
When he’s not writing the next book in the Frank Einstein series, author Jon Scieszka (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales) spends his time supporting Guys Read, his web-based literacy program for boys. Hear how Scieszka promotes reading with the same energy given to his writing, actively seeking to bring boys back to books and make reading fun again.More »
Acclaimed, award-winning historian Douglas Brinkley (Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America) examines the environmental legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, chronicling his essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America’s public lands.More »
NOTE: This program is sold out. If tickets become available, they will go on sale at The Paramount box office 10 minutes before the program begins.
Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption) will speak about his experiences as a social justice lawyer and how these continue to influence his life-long work to support criminal justice system reform as well as anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts.More »