March 9, 2019, 9am - 4pm

Read books - Meet authors - Sit in on author panels - Craftsaganza!

 Books from all WPLBF authors and events will be available for purchase and signing.

Author panels

No Excuses: Setting Goals and Routines

Two Roads: Becoming a Writer and Bringing
a Story to Life

The Crossroads: Where Horror Meets Fantasy

Keynote Speakers

Pam Brandon – published author and managing editor of Edible Orlando magazine

Katie Farmand – published food stylist and editor of Edible Orlando magazine

Heather McPherson – published author and PR specialist

Crafts and Storytime

Storybook STEAM with Shanna
Lines, Threads, & Ribbons: A Community Experiment
Interactive Wall of Fame
Create a Character
Community Poeming
Magnetic Poetry Challenge
Interactive Twitter Story

Arielle Haughee
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Arielle Haughee

Writer’s Atelier

Bruce Stephenson
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Bruce Stephenson

Rollins College

Christina Farley
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Christina Farley

Erik Deckers
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Erik Deckers

Heather McPherson
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Heather McPherson

RockawayPR

J.J. Howard
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J.J. Howard

Jon Busdeker
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Jon Busdeker

Sunny Oranges Productions

Katie Farmand
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Katie Farmand

Edible Orlando

Lauren Gribaldi
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Lauren Gribaldi

Orange County Library System

Michele Rigby Assad
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Michele Rigby Assad

Pam Brandon
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Pam Brandon

Edible Orlando

Racquel Henry
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Racquel Henry

Writer’s Atelier

Ross Ellision
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Ross Ellision

Valerie Willis
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Valerie Willis

MODERATORS

Nikki Fragala Barnes
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Nikki Fragala Barnes

Terrance Hunter
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Terrance Hunter

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

SCHEDULE

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Registration Check In

30min

Lobby

Opening Keynote

Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, Heather McPherson

45min

Community Room

All Day: Craftsaganza

2nd floor Genius Lab: Lines, Threads, & Ribbons: A Community Experiment
3rd floor Meeting Room
  • Wall of Fame: My favorite book is ... Dear Author ... I recommend ...
  • Community Poeming: Add your own haiku or other short-form poem
  • Interactive  Twitter Story: Contribute 140 characters to our Book Festival Mystery Book
  • Arts Station: Accordion book or cootie catcher
  • Book Arts Station: Blackout poems
  • Book Arts Station: Artist Book Petting Zoo
  • Magnetic poetry challenge
Station Lead: Jolie Spelman, master artist + teacher
In conversation:
Debbie @ The Craft Shack, Longwood
Rachel Simmons @ Rollins
Christopher @ UCF Special Collections

All Day: Create a Character

Grades Preschool-4. Drop in to make a storybook character with art supplies and inspiration provided by the Library.

No Excuses: Setting Goals and Routines

Explore the different methods authors use to find the time to put pen to paper. Authors: Michell Rigby Assad, Erik Deckers, Racquel Henry, Jon Busdeker, Bruce Stephenson Moderated by Terrance Hunter.

60min

Community Room

Two Roads: Becoming a Writer and Bringing a Story to Life

Moderated by Nikki Fragala Barnes

45 min

Community Room

Storybook S.T.E.A.M.

Ages 3 - 6. Enjoy activities that build STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Caregivers are are encouraged to participate with the children. Enrolled children only. To sign up, visit here.

60min

Storytime Room

Crossroads: Where Horror Meets Fantasy

Authors: Ross Ellison, Arielle Haughee,  Valerie Willis Moderated by Terrance Hunter

45min

Community Room

GALLERY

Books by the authors.

About the Festival

The Winter Park Book Festival is Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 9am – 4pm. It seeks to:

– promote Winter Park Public Library as an arts and cultural destination
– attract and recognize authors, publishers and readers from around Florida
– highlight the importance of reading and literacy throughout the community
– recognize Winter Park authors

The festival will feature a diverse group of contemporary Florida authors in conversations, panels, and presentations. Please read the following information before submitting a book to the Festival.

The book must be published within the last two years. Please send or have your publicist send us:

– A press kit with clippings, reviews and author bio for the submitted book, and list of previously published- titles
– Links to author website and social media accounts
– A completed submission form
– Please mail these items to: Nicole Heintzelman, Head of Adult Services, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789 or email nheintzelman@wppl.org

We will accept submissions for the 2020 Book Festival from August 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019.

The title

Book Festival Planning Team

The Book Festival focuses on the promotion of literature and literary culture. To provide a diverse mix of literature for all visitors and participating authors, we will feature books from the following genres:
• Fiction — with an emphasis on literary fiction
• Nonfiction books — considered from a variety of perspectives that encourage and engage in fair, respectful discussions of history, figures and ideas.
• Narrative nonfiction — history, biography, memoir, and essays
• Graphic novels
• Cookbooks and food-related titles
• Art and architecture titles
• Titles with a local focus

We begin issuing invitations to participate in the Festival in December with the schedule of authors in place by January. We are unable to notify individuals who are not selected. We will post the list of selected authors on the Book Festival website.

Authors are invited to sell their own books using their own resources (square, etc.).

Authors are responsible for their own travel expenses.

There is no fee for submissions. Incomplete submissions will be discarded. Meeting the criteria for consideration does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the Festival as a featured author. Books submitted for consideration will not be returned and authors will receive neither payment, feedback, nor critique of submitted works.

There will be designated parking for Festival authors.

Light refreshments will be available for sale.

Winter Park Public Library

460 E. New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
4078-623-3300