Clendenin Branch Library
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The 2022 West Virginia Book Festival will be held at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on October 21 and 22, featuring bestselling authors Elin Hilderbrand, C.J. Box, V.E. Schwab, and Marc Brown, as well as local authors Charlie Ryan and Mitch Evans. Authors James & Deborah Fallows will be featured at the McCreight Lecture in the Humanities on October 20 at the University of Charleston. All events and programs are free and open to the public.
Scheduled presentation times for American author and illustrator Marc Brown and fantasy author V.E. Schwab have changed. Brown will now appear Saturday morning, October 22 at 11 a.m. Brown is one of the most prominent names in children’s literature and author of the bestselling Arthur books and the creator of the award–winning animated Arthur series on PBS. Schwab’s presentation is now set for Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Schwab has 20 published novels to her credit, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series.
The Book Festival’s other featured authors will appear at the following times:
In addition to its featured speakers, the West Virginia Book Festival will also present a series of programs and workshops during the two-day event.
Friday, October 21
Saturday, October 22
The Marketplace featuring authors, publishers, and literary-related vendors will be open on Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Used Book Sale will be held on Saturday only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Children’s Word Play area will be open on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Marketplace, Used Book Sale, and Word Play will be located in the Convention Center’s Grand Hall.
The West Virginia Book Festival is made possible by its charter presenters – Kanawha County Public Library, Library Foundation of Kanawha County, Inc., West Virginia Humanities Council, and Charleston Gazette-Mail. Additional sponsors for this year’s festival include West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia Library Commission, Center for the Book, Nelle Ratrie Chilton Charitable Trust, Marshall University Foundation, TC Energy Corporation, Truist West Virginia Foundation, Encova Foundation of West Virginia, and Friends of the Library Foundation of Kanawha County, Inc.
All activities are free and open to the public. For more information visit www.wvbookfestival.org.