RESERVE THE DATE FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL BOOKS AND AUTHORS PARTY: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
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NOW ACCEPT AUTHOR SUBMISSIONS
If you are a...traditional publishing houseIf you are submitting an author for consideration, please submit your proposal to the Festival Director firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an author (or a publisher representing an author) whose book was published by aindependent publisher or self-published, submit your book for reviewthrough this web form.
EXHIBITORS AND FOOD TRUCKS
If you are interested in being an exhibitor at our 2023 Festival of Books & Authors,Fill out this web formbe notified when registration opens in the spring. Registration is open to authors, non-profit organizations, and other contributors.
If you would like more information on how to bookmark your food truck,Fill out this web form.
17 YEARS OF LITERARY EXCELLENCE
We are proud to have welcomed over 750 authors from around the world to the Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors over the years. We are celebrating our 17th festival in September and we hope you will be there.This year, our 50 outstanding authors have won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the American Book Award, the Lambda and Alex Awards, the Nebula and Hugo Awards, the NAACP Image Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the American Book Award. They were recognized as Thriller Masters, the highest honor by the International Thriller Writers Association, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America. They have received MacArthur Fellowships, NEA Fellowships, and the National Medal of Arts. they have beenunited states today, NPR andNew York MagazineBestseller. you wrote 109New York Timesbestseller and spent a total of 10 years on the NYT Best Seller list. They have received an American Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, a Coretta Scott King Award, and a Tony Award. They host podcasts, teach, edit, and have founded non-profit organizations. They are solo violinists in symphony orchestras, they are pilots, cooks and professional baseball players. They received honorary doctorates, established fellowships, and served on USO tours. You were president of the Mystery Writers of America, the writers' guild, and you competedDanger!They have been Reese Picks, Indie Bookseller Picks and have sold over 250 million copies of their books worldwide. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and his books have been adapted for television and film. Some are retired lawyers or doctors. Some still practice both.Here is the complete list.
Bookmarks started in 2004 as an annual book festival. Since then, the Festival of Books and Authors has grown to become the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas, reaching tens of thousands of readers each year. From its beginnings as a book festival, Bookmarks has grown to become a bookstore and 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary arts organization in downtown Winston-Salem. All Bookmarks programming, including the Festival of Books and Authors, is part of the organization's mission to foster community by connecting people of all ages with books and authors that educate, inspire, challenge and entertain.Click hereto learn more about Bookmarks' history and mission.
F E S T I V A L A U T H O R S
The authors of the 2022 festivalhave been announced - be sure to follow the favorites on social media (Facebook,Twitter, EInstagram) and subscribe to the favorites newsletter for updates! Click on the Festival Authors page above to learn more about this year's list of authors.
F E S T I V A L BUCH WILL
The 2022 festival catalog is now available.Pre-order unsigned books from the catalog and avoid long lines and festival sell-outs.If you would like us to wait until after the festival to fulfill your order, we will restock with autographed copies while supplies last.
All events on Saturday, September 24th are free and open to the public. There are ticketed events on Thursday, Friday and Monday around the free festival on Saturday.Find out more!
Start planning your day today by finding out the schedule and parking. All events on Saturday, September 24th are free and open to the public.Click here to check it out!
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Would you like to help with our festival this year? Volunteering at the festival gives you access to lots of fun behind the scenes! Free admission to events, access to private volunteer parties, and the ability to chat with visiting authors are some of the most sought-after perks of being a Bookmarks volunteer. Training and background checks are mandatory for all volunteers. You must be at least 18 years old to register alone, otherwise you must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer duties can include distributing information to attendees, setting up and breaking down, organizing and running errands, hospitality and book signings, and much more. To apply, email Michelle email@example.com details. *All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
STAY THE F E S T I V A L F R E E!
Bookmarks is unique in that we fully program, plan and execute our annual festival. Although we receive funding from various sources, there is no sponsoring organization that supports the marker festival. We are a 501(c)(3) and not only do we hire our writers and handle all the logistics, but we also sell all the books! No other book festival in the country works like we do!
While Bookmarks started out as an annual book festival, we've grown into so much more! Our program and reach continue to grow each year as we continue to find ways to make books more accessible. Help us create a community where the power of the book creates connection and belonging for every human being. Investing in markers means investing in the literacy, artistic vibrancy and cultural growth of this community.
Make a donation todayto reach our goal of raising $17,000 for our 17th anniversary!
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WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY
Are you traveling from out of town for the festival? Go behind the pages with a weekend getaway at the Brookstown Inn!The travel package includes two nights' accommodation at the Historic Brookstown Inn, two festival food truck vouchers, a bag containing a bottle of Raffaldini Vineyards wine, two festival t-shirt vouchers, Moravian cookies and other festival goodies. Hotel amenities include a daily hot breakfast buffet, an evening wine and cheese reception, freshly baked cookies and in-room milk, and free parking within walking distance of the festival.Reserve on-lineor call 336-725-1120 directly.
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The Saturday Feastincludes dozens of vendors, from local artisans to nonprofits, from independent writers to small businesses. Take advantage of these vendors and food trucks while you're there. Note that many vendors and food trucks accept cash only. The closest ATM is at Truist Bank on the corner of 2nd Street and Spruce Street.