M. Lynne Squires, an award-winning author, primarily writes creative non-fiction. Her memoir "Letters to My Son – Reflections of Urban Appalachia at Mid-Century" is a different perspective of Appalachian living during the mid-20th century years. It is a fascinating glimpse into perhaps the most mislabeled population in America – Urban Appalachians. Her recently released book "Mid-Century Meals and Memories" features recipes for dishes and libations that were popular mid-century. It also revisits trends in music, literature, architecture, and more. She will sell her books after the event. This event is sponsored by the St. Albans Branch Advisory Board.
Headlining this year’s event will be: Oct. 26: McCreight Lecture at Cultural Center - Azar Nafisi - 7:30 PM. Oct. 27: R. L. Stine, children's author - 7:30 PM Oct. 28 - West Virginia Authors: Sharyn McCrumb - 3:30 PM; Candance Nelson - 10 AM; Carter Taylor Seaton - 10 AM; Patricia Harman - 11:30 AM; Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker - 1 PM. Oct. 28: Joe Hill - 11:30 AM; Nicola Yoon - 1 PM; Henry Winkler - 3 PM This year’s book festival will also play host to several workshops, the Kanawha County Public Library Annual Used Book Sale, the Marketplace with authors and book-related vendors, and the “Word Play” area for children."