Friday – April 26, 2013
Authors in Schools – an author in every Nassau County public School!
After March 31, 2013 all tickets: $85
This conference is for all writers, from novice to published. Whether you’re just starting to write, need direction on how to better market your book, or anything in between, the dedicated, knowledgeable authors and professionals will offer tips, advice and guidance on all the ins and out of writing and publishing. This all inclusive event has four sessions per hour all day and the ticket covers all sessions and a working lunch. Learn More…
Enjoy an evening of Books and Art with Elizabeth Kostova, International bestselling author of The Swan Thieves and The Historian. Artists and authors combine for an intriguing evening celebrating great literature and art while savoring French delicacies, good wine and stimulating conversation.
Saturday – April 27, 2013
Atlantic Rec Center
10:00am – 4:00pm
The Amelia Island Book Festival features local, bestselling and nationally known authors, book signings, publishers and exhibitors, author readings, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, storytellers and hands-on projects for children in the Kids Fun Zone.
Kidz Fun Zone
Atlantic Rec Center – Activity Room
10:00am – 3:00pm
The Saturday KIDZ ZONE is FREE and open to the public. This program offers children of all ages fun activities designed to encourage the love of books and reading. Crafts, author readings, storytelling, and other special projects are available all day. Featured children’s authors sign books and talk with children and parents about reading and writing. The Friends of the Library partner with the Festival and offer activities for children as well. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share the love of reading.
Grab a fanciful hat and join us for A Garden Party with Debbie. With this whimsical theme and outdoor tent the VyStar Readers Luncheon will exclusively feature #1 New York Times bestseller Debbie Macomber. She will share her insight on what it’s like to write not only popular fiction, but also children’s books, cookbooks and nonfiction. A multi-talented author with over 150 million books sold and a much sought after speaker, Debbie Macomber is giving all luncheon attendees a copy of her April 2013 release, Starting Now.
The Amelia Island Book Festival Christa Powell Walley scholarship is also presented at the luncheon.