BLUE RIDGE BOOKFEST
A feast of book entertainment and opportunities--over 40 authors
The Blue Ridge Bookfest begins on Friday afternoon, Apr. 25, with free workshops led by talented writers, educators or book industry professionals. On Friday evening there is a reception and mixer (a ticketed event--tickets available at the door). After the reception, the doors open to a free program. Then on Saturday, authors make presentations and exhibit their books.
Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Dr., Flat Rock.
Friday, Apr. 25
TALK ABOUT PUBLISH: Joe Perrone, Jr. presents “How to Tell Your Story and Actually Get it Published By Yourself," 3:30 p.m.
STORY TALK: Georganne Spruce presents “Making Your Story Come Alive,” 3:30
GROSSMAN KEYNOTES: Ken Grossman, author of Betond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., gives the keynote talk for the opening reception of Blue Ridge Bookfest, 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Saturday, Apr. 26
WARR AT BOOKFEST: Nicholas Warr talks about his book, Charlie One Five; A Marine Company’s Vietnam War, at the Blue Ridge Bookfest, 9 a.m.
RAMSEY AT BOOKFEST: Sharman Burson Ramsey talks about her historical novel, In Pursuit, 9 a.m.
GROSSMAN AT BOOKFEST: Ken Grossman talks about his book, Beyond the Pale, 10 a.m.
BURLE AT BOOKFEST: Amy Willoughby Burle presents her collection, Out across the Nowhere,10 a.m.
SURVIVAL STORY AT FEST: Angela Leigh Tucker and Bill Ramsey present the survival story, Me Now—Who Next?", 11 a.m.
POETS AT BOOKFEST: Karen Paul Holmes and Nancy Dillingham share their stories through poetry 11 a.m.
CASSANDRA KING KEYNOTES: Cassandra King, author of Moonrise, gives the keynote talk for the luncheon of Blue Ridge Bookfest, 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $10.
HAVELIN AT BOOKFEST:Michael Havelin talks about his Ben Bones genealogical mysteries, 2:15 p.m.