Contact: Virginia Grenier, Director
St. George Book Festival
Readers, Writers Converge!
October 19 – 24, 2015
The 2015 St. George Book Festival unites readers of all ages with writers of all genres in the largest and most extensive book festival ever held in the Southern Utah region. The tenth-anniversary edition of the second largest book festival in the state features a week’s worth of reading and writing information.
This year’s theme, “One Pen, One Idea, One Reader’s Journey” sums up the connection between writers and those who read what is written.
“We have worked very hard to add to the very successful 2014 Festival,” Director Virginia Grenier said of the nearly year-long preparation for this year’s festival. “There literally is something for every reader of every age and interest,” Grenier added.
The St. George Book Festival will kick-off its week-long events with speakers at Dixie Applied Technology Center and Dixie State University on Monday, October 19th. Poetry is the theme for Tuesday, the 20th with presentations, workshops, and an open mic night at Jazzy Java’s. Wednesday, the 21st will have a presentation at Southern Utah Veteran’s Home by Russell Estlack as well as a lecture on writing and publishing and book signing event at St. George’s Barnes and Noble by the creator and author of the Disney “Hidden Mickey” novels, David W. Smith. Thursday’s programs include children’s reading at the St. George Children’s Museum, Humanity Outreach through Literacy at DXAT Center and a signing at Barnes and Noble by Johnny Worthen. Finally, Friday and Saturday cap off the week’s event with the annual Book Expo this year held at Spooky Town Fair. The popular Writer’s Journey Workshop for writers of all levels will be held at DXAT Center. Our third annual Literacy Charity Dinner will be held at the Children’s Museum Friday night. Saturday continues the Book Expo at Spooky Town Fair and a “Comic Spook Day” at Comics Plus.
Entertainment at Spooky Town Fair in conjunction with the Festival Book Expo include the hilarious Max the Magician, Super Hero appearances, drawing for prizes, book signings, goodie bags, and a special appearance by singer Carlie Wall.
Learn all about times and locations of each event and other reading and writing opportunities during the month of October, (National Book Month), by going to www.stgeorgebookfestival.org.
A very special thanks to our sponsors who make these events possible! Utah Humanities, Washington County Library System, Dixie Applied Technology College, Heritage Writer’s Group, Comics Plus, Dixie State University, St. George Children’s Museum, Washing County School District Spooky Town, Utah State Poetry Society, along with business sponsors: Brad Harr, St. George Arts Commission, Walmart, Town & Country Bank, KCSG Television, The Spectrum, Halo Publishing, Sherry McGhee of State Farm Insurance, Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, and View on Southern Utah Magazine.
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