Authors, writing workshops, storytelling and literary-themed events, WPPL invites area readers and aspiring writers of all ages to its annual Winter Park Library Book Festival, Saturday, March 10 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at WPPL, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, Florida.
The day-long event will include keynote speakers and local author and screen play writers Greg and Candy Dawson, workshops with over 10 regional authors of adult and young adult literature, story telling and literary craft events. The festival opens at 10:00 a.m. with keynote speakers Greg and Candy Dawson. Mr. Dawson is the author of Busted in Bloomington and Hiding in the Spotlight and documentary A Tragedy in the Summer of ’68. Central Floridians will know him as a longtime Orlando Sentinel columnist. Candy Dawson is a co-author with Mr. Dawson who wrote the screen play for the documentary A Tragedy in the Summer of ’68.
The Winter Park Library Book Festival will feature three panels of published writers including: Publishing: Traditional, Self, or Electronic. Which is Write for You? at 11:00 a.m. with Paul Butler (Butterflies and Orchids: The Life of Theodore Mead), Linda Dunlap (Rail Walking and Other Stories), Charlene Edge (Undertow: My Escape from the Fundamentalism and Cult Control of the Way International), and Rik Feeney (Winter Park group leader for the Florida Writers Association meetings, author of Writing Books for Fun, Fame, & Fortune!); a Tween/Young Adult Panel at 1:00 p.m. with James Ponti (Middle Grade author of Framed! and Dead City), Edward Bloor (Young Adult author of London Calling and Tangerine), Amy Christine Parker (Young Adult author of Gated and Smash & Grab), and Margaret Mincks (Middle Grade author of Payback on Poplar Lane); From Working 9 – 5 to Writing 9 – 5 at 1:00 p.m. with Kristen Harmel (author of When We Meet Again and forthcoming The Room on Rue Amélie), Dorothy Mays, Rollins librarian and author of historical romance), Seth Kubersky (author of Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando), and Allison Labine (poet and professional photographer).
The schedule also includes a write-a-thon workshop at 3:00 p.m., a story time event at 1:30 p.m. for youth and at 3:00 p.m. for adults, two hands-on creative workshops at 10:00 a.m. for kids to create a literary character craft and at 11:00 a.m. for kids and adults to make a book-themed craft. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on March 10 at WPPL.