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Virtual Booths – Spring 2021

Say It Loud logo

Say It Loud!

Say It Loud! Readers and Writers is a literary arts organization developed to support educational institutions and community based organizations design and incorporate innovative literary arts

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The Skeptics Society logo

The Skeptics Society

The Skeptics Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific and educational organization whose mission is to engage leading experts in investigating the paranormal, fringe science, pseudoscience,

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Smashwords

Smashwords was founded in 2008 to make it fast, free and easy for any writer, anywhere in the world, to self-publish an ebook.  Today, Smashwords

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Just Us Books

Just Us Books is an independent publisher of children’s books that celebrate the diversity of Black people, history, and culture. Founded in 1988 by Wade

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IWOSC

Founded in 1982, IWOSC — Independent Writers of Southern California is one of LA’s longest-running professional writers’ organizations. IWOSC welcomes people at any level of

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Little Lion Company

Little Lion provides services that prioritizes Community to keep people Connected, Engaged, and Healthy. We emphasize high quality and rewarding experiences that positively impact participants,

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OwlCrate

OwlCrate was a dream born in a basement suite. Back in November 2014, Korrina and Robert set out to create a project that would bring

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C.S. Lewis & Co.

C.S. Lewis & Co. Publicists is a small book publicity firm that takes pride in developing personal, highly collaborative relationships with authors and publishers. We

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RISE Brewing Company

Our Mission:  To make high-quality, great-tasting beverages with the freshest organic ingredients we can source.  We’re friends with one goal: make high-quality, great-tasting beverages with the

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Horror Writers Association Logo for The BookFest

Horror Writers Association

THE HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION (HWA) is a nonprofit organization of writers and publishing professionals around the world, dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests

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Boss Girl Raye

Boss Girl Raye and The Genius Agency Help You Produce, Protect, and Tell Your Story to the Masses.™ Experts in delivering integrated legal information, strategy,

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Schedule (Pacific Time)

New for Fall 2021 – Check out the Pitching Room.

A place for authors to pitch their manuscript in an interactive virtual setting that brings the reading, writing and literary communities together.

  • Authors, submit your pitches. 
  • Agents, register to view pitches.
  • BookFesters, check out the pitches and see what authors are presenting to the literary world. 
Pacific TimeSaturday, Oct 23 – Day 1: For Readers
9:00 AM
Welcome Message from The BookFest Founder Desireé Duffy
9:15 AMOpening Keynote – Lori H. Schwartz
9:30 AMPoetry Reading by Debbie Monteggia
10:00 AM
A Conversation with Mark K. Shriver – Being an Author and Being of Service
11:00 AMKid Lit: Culture, Character and Creativity
NoonWho Put the Bomp in Your Favorite Romance Novel?
1:00 PM
Thrills, Chills and Red Herrings – Things that Make You Go “Ooo” (And Want to Read More)
2:00 PMThe Fantasist’s Forge and Mythologist’s Muse
3:00 PM
A Conversation with Helene Wecker – Blending Fantasy, Mythology, Romance and Horror
4:00 PMLive Author Chats:
4:10 PM – Helene Wecker
4:20 PM – Steven Joseph
4:30 PM – Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield
4:40 PM – Dames Handsome
4:50 PM – Mikki Hernandez
5:00 PM – Hari D. Sharma
5:10 PM – Patrick Oliver
5:20 PM – A.G. Billig
5:30 PM – Amy M. Le
5:40 PM – Al Pessin
6:00 PMEND
 Sunday, Oct 24 – Day 2: For Writers
8:30 AM
Welcome Back Message from The BookFest Founder Desireé Duffy
8:35 AM
Keynote by Kristie Anne Mah – From Sluggish to Published: Letting Go of What is Holding You Back
9:00 AM
Conversation with Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein – Dreaming a World where Everyone Experiences the Wonders of the Universe
10:00 AMBooks Out of Africa: Bookish World Tour Panel
11:00 AM
Alternative Ways to Publish: Hybrid, Self-Publishing and More
Noon
Do You Have the Write Stuff? A Frank Discussion about Being an Author Today
1:00 PMConversation with Lisa Morton – Thirty Years of Fear
2:00 PM
Critiki-Bar: Page One Manuscript Critiques (An agent and an author walk into a bar…)
4:00 PMBrave New Writer at The BookFest Adventure
6:00 PMEND
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Location: TheBookFest.com

Everyone signed up for The BookFest gets a FREE virtual gift bag with discounts and offers from our partners.  Virtual gift bags emailed at the end of The BookFest.

Register and we’ll notify you of updates, how to enter bookish contests, details on the programming and more. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Presented by Black Chateau and Books That Make You.