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."
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.