Books from all WPLBF authors and events will be available for purchase and signing.
No Excuses: Setting Goals and Routines
Two Roads: Becoming a Writer and Bringing
a Story to Life
The Crossroads: Where Horror Meets Fantasy
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
Storybook STEAM with Shanna
Lines, Threads, & Ribbons: A Community Experiment
Interactive Wall of Fame
Create a Character
Magnetic Poetry Challenge
Interactive Twitter Story
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Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, Heather McPherson
2nd floor Genius Lab: Lines, Threads, & Ribbons: A Community Experiment
3rd floor Meeting Room
Station Lead: Jolie Spelman, master artist + teacher In conversation: Debbie @ The Craft Shack, Longwood Rachel Simmons @ Rollins Christopher @ UCF Special Collections
Grades Preschool-4. Drop in to make a storybook character with art supplies and inspiration provided by the Library.
Children's area, 2nd floor
Explore the different methods authors use to find the time to put pen to paper. Authors: Michele Rigby Assad, Erik Deckers, Racquel Henry, Bruce Stephenson. Moderated by Terrance Hunter.
Authors: Christina Farley, Lauren Gibaldi, J.J. Howard. Moderated by Nikki Fragala Barnes.
Ages 3 - 6. Enjoy activities that build S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with the children. Enrolled children only. To sign up, visit here.
Authors: Ross Ellison, Arielle Haughee, Valerie Willis. Moderated by Terrance Hunter.
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 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