Williamsburg Book Festival Promotes Literary Arts, Regional Authors

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The Williamsburg Book Festival is returning for the third year in a row, coinciding with An Occasion for the Arts. (Courtesy Williamsburg Book Festival)
The Williamsburg Book Festival is returning for the third year in a row, coinciding with An Occasion for the Arts. (Courtesy Williamsburg Book Festival)

The Williamsburg Book Festival is back for its third year, bringing together local and regional authors with fans and book lovers.

The festival, which will take place at Bruton Parish’s Lewis Hall on Saturday, includes up to 40 authors from a wide variety of genres whose works have been selected by a jury to represent a broad range of interests.

Reading enthusiasts can peruse from among biographies, poetry, cookbooks, mysteries, romance, self-improvement guides, children’s books, historical fiction novels and memoirs.

“The selection of authors offers the festival attendees an assortment of subjects and genres, high-quality books, and writers who are serious about their craft, both experienced and emerging,” said Greg Lilly, the festival’s organizer.

Though this year’s An Occasion for the Arts had been canceled due to the approach of two major storm systems, event planners are hopeful people will still turn out to enjoy an indoor activity, away from the rainy weather.

Not only can Williamsburg Book Festival-goers purchase interesting new titles to add to their library, they will also have a unique opportunity to discuss the books they are interested in with their authors and even get them signed.

This event is free and will take place Oct. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bruton Parish’s Lewis Hall, next to the College of William & Mary Bookstore on Duke of Gloucester Street.

For a complete list of participating authors click here.