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Organizers Deem Rescheduled Williamsburg Book Festival a Success

Community Building during the Williamsburg Book Festival (WYDaily/Jillian Appel)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Book Festival, rescheduled from October due to the remnants of Hurricane Ian, was deemed a success by organizers.

“Bigger isn’t necessarily better, but feedback from the authors and the public alike was very positive,” said Peter Stipe, Board President of the Williamsburg Book Festival.

The free event featured a variety of genres, speakers, illustrators, and publishers from Virginia and beyond. Its continued mission is to promote and support the art of literary composition in the Williamsburg area and expose writers to the reading public, according to the event website.

According to organizers, the attendance numbers nearly doubled the size of previous festivals, with 110 people alone coming to see the presentations, and 300 overall to mix with publishers and 40 regional and nationally renowned authors in attendance. Workshops and panels highlighted library resources for book clubs, as well.

For more information about the authors who attended or to find info about the 2023 festival, see the official Williamsburg Book Festival Website.

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