Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Williamsburg Book Festival Returns In-Person October 2

Sign up here for our free newsletter that tells you about the newest stories, three mornings each week.

WILLIAMSBURG – The Williamsburg Book Festival is back in person on Saturday, October 2 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The Stryker Center at 412 N Boundary St.

The book festival is a chance to meet authors and publishers who work in many genres, including novels, poetry, history, fantasy, inspiration and memoirs as well as books for children of all ages.

“Williamsburg Book Festival is excited to be live this year with art historian, actress, producer and screenwriter, Stephanie Storey, author of Oil And Marble and Raphael, top-selling historical fiction novels,” said Susan Williamson, president of the book festival.

There will also be programs for book club members and aspiring novel writers as well as a good selection of poet’s laureate reading their work. A resource table for writers featuring local writing organizations will also be available to patrons. Roughly a dozen publishers and more than two dozen exhibiting booksellers are expected to take part in the festival.

The primary mission of The Williamsburg Book Festival is to promote and support the art of literary composition and expose writers to resources. It is held annually in partnership with An Occasion For the Arts (see related story). The Williamsburg Book Festival supports Literacy for Life, which provides free tutoring programs as well as job support and health literacy lessons for members of the community. Book festival patrons who donate to Literacy for Life at the festival will have an opportunity to receive a free book provided by participating authors and speakers. 

 “We invite everyone to come out and celebrate the literary arts with us,” Williamson said.

For more information on the festival, visit www.williamsburgbookfestival.org.

You must purchase this article or be a subscriber to comment on it.

Welcome to the future of local news

Today, July 1, we started a new way to pay for news. Yes, we want you to subscribe, but we know nobody subscribes to every site they visit just because there's a paywall.

So if you don't want to subscribe (even at the low price of $39.99 for a year), you can pay for access to individual articles. Or just buy a 24-hour pass, as if you were buying a single copy of a newspaper (except we also give you access to all the news we published before that day). We use a new payment service called Transact, which lets you pay for individual articles in as little as three seconds. And you will get $3 in free credit just for signing up (just an email address, no credit card required), which will let you pay for about 15 articles.

This is new for everyone, so we're going to ease you into this. Initially, there won't be many articles that you have to pay for. Short ones will always be free. And even the longer stories will let you read the first half or so for free. We'd love to hear what you think, so send us a note at feedback@peninsulachronicle.com.

The Latest News

Water Country USA’s Newest Attraction Opening July 15

YORK-Water Country USA’s younger guests will have a new area of the park to explore later this month. The water park’s newest attraction, Lil’Surfers Splash...

Food Lion Honors Two Williamsburg Employees For Their Service

JAMES CITY-The Food Lion grocery store chain recently recognized long-term associates for their service to the company. Among those honored were two employees who...