Our 7th annual event. Meet authors, connect over books, create a craft, listen to author readings, add signed books to your collection and buy fantastic gifts. More than 40 authors of kids, fiction and nonfiction books will be in Marvin Auditorium. Meet representatives from publishers, literary magazines, and writing groups, too, including Kansas Authors Club, Kansas Book Festival, Meadowlark Books, Sunflower Sutras, Flint Hills Publishing, P3: Poetry for Personal Power, and more.
Confirmed authors currently include:
Beverley Olson Buller
Charles Anthony Silvestri
Debra A Irsik
Duane L. Herrmann
Glendyn Buckley/Barbara Waterman-Peters
Jamie Lynn Heller
Kathleen D Collins
KelLee R Parr
Marilyn Irvin Holt
Martha Bartlett Piland
Melissa Fite Johnson
Robert L. Dean, Jr.
Schedule for Readings
10:00 am: Storytime for kids with Ann Ingalls
Pencil: A Story with a Point
10:30 am: Whitney Estenson
House of Aries/Ascendant Trilogy. Learn a bit about the zodiac and mythology that set the stage for this trilogy, written for young adult readers and also popular with adults.
11:00 am: Beverley Olson Buller
Vernon Rickman: An Artful Life. Buller is known for her award-winning books for children. Hear about her latest project, a high quality coffee table book about a Kansas artist that you should know.
11:30 am: Martha Bartlett Piland
Beyond Sticky: Get off the commodity hamster wheel and create a bank brand people love. Get branding tips with an industry expert!
12:00 pm: Huascar Medina, Poet Laureate of Kansas
How to Hang the Moon. Hear more about Huascar’s work as Poet Laureate for Humanities Kansas.
12:30 pm: Matt Spezia/Poetry for Personal Power
Hear a poem or two from National Champion slam poet Spezia, and hear about how P3 is helping artists in Kansas to reach their goals.