Williamsburg Book Festival opens application process for authors

The Williamsburg Book Festival has opened the process of accepting author applications to exhibit at the October 1 festival. This marks the festival's fourth year of highlighting area and regional authors and helping residents and visitors "read local!"

This year, the book festival will be held at the Stryker Center on North Boundary Street, with a book fair and workshops for aspiring writers, seasoned authors, and book clubs.

"Because of the demand to participate and to ensure a diversity of subjects, we will jury the selection of genres and books. The selection process will be based on offering the festival attendees with an assortment of subjects/genres, high-quality books, and authors who are serious about their craft - both experienced and emerging," explains Greg Lilly, founder of the festival.

Author applications to exhibit at the book festival are on the non-profit's website: www.WilliamsburgBookFestival.org.
The deadline to submit an application is May 31, 2016.

The jury meets to select the assortment of authors in early June and sends invitations to participate in mid-June.

"The board and volunteers of the Williamsburg Book Festival look forward to this year's event and meeting more people in our literary community," Lilly adds. "Another exciting aspect is that the book festival is held on the first day of An Occasion for the Arts weekend (October 1 & 2). We're happy to add our event to the premier arts and culture weekend for Williamsburg."

Williamsburg Book Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Stryker Center
412 North Boundary Street

Free to the public

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