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Virtual Booths – Fall 2021

Sunday Dinner Publishing

Sunday Dinner Publishing (SDP) is a traditional, independent publishing company created by educators. Based in Long Beach, California, the company was founded over a Sunday

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Wordsmith Writing Coaches

Nicolas Nelson, the founder of Wordsmith Writing Coaches, offers a broad array of services for scholars, screenwriters, authors, and business professionals. He can help you bring

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Open Door Publications

Open Door Publications helps authors navigate the world of self-publishing. We act as publishing consultants to assist both emerging and seasoned writers to get their

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Roadmap Authors

Celebrating its one-year anniversary, Roadmap Authors has been the conduit for eight author signings with literary agents. Amena Kheshtchin-Kamel was the first author signed last

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Self-Publishing Mastery

Self-Publishing Mastery is an award-winning blog and all- things-publishing hub created to help you achieve your authorship dream and accomplish your writing goals. Its seeds were

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Bookstagrammers.com

Bookstagrammers.com is an influencer platform dedicated to the book world. Bookstagrammers, Booktokers, Booktubers and Book bloggers from all over the world have registered on the

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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

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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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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