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Williamsburg Book Festival Returns In-Person October 2

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.

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