Books from all WPLBF authors and events will be available for purchase and signing.
Literary Activism: What, Why, How
Curating an Inclusive Collection
Genres: Common Themes, Common Restrictions
Poetry: Well-Versed in All Backgrounds
Author, speaker, and Emmy Award-winning news anchor for WESH 2 News Sunrise
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Jazmin Bailey, author, speaker, and Emmy Award-winning news anchor for WESH 2 News Sunrise
How do we take diversity from discussion to activism? What does it mean to "own voices"? Why is representation important? Authors ...
Would be about topics in Panel #1 but with respect to genres. Women in science fiction/fantasy and why it's an issue. Marginalized communities in genres. There is an argument about romance needing more diverse characters overall. Authors....
How do bloggers and librarians curate books so they're being inclusive? Does this make a difference to encourage inclusive reading in others? What are some favorite reads/recommendations by writers from marginalized communities? Authors ... and Winter Park Public Library's Jody Lazar and Lisa Blue. Lazar is the Community Librarian and Blue is the Young Adult Librarian.
Why do we need to hear from poets from different backgrounds? How important is poetry in general? How do the poets do their part in terms of what they are writing and reading? Authos....
The Winter Park Book Festival is Saturday, March 28, 2019, from 9am – 3pm. 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 email@example.com
We will accept submissions for the 2020 Book Festival from August 1, 2019 – October 31, 2019.
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.
460 E. New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789