A Daylong Celebration of Books

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for panels, writing workshops, book signings, and more from bestselling authors from all over the country. Enjoy opening and closing keynotes from New York Times bestselling authors Daniel José Older and Delilah S. Dawson.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. RSVP on Facebook to receive updates.

Schedule (Subject to Change)

For Readers & Writers
10-10:50 a.m. Opening Keynote: Daniel José Older
10 a.m. - 2p.m. Literary Organization Tables
11-11:50 a.m. Panel and Workshop, Session 1
12-12:50 p.m. Panel and Workshop, Session 2
1-1:50 p.m. Panel and Workshop, Session 3
2-2:50 p.m. Closing Keynote: Delilah S. Dawson
3-4:30 p.m. Book Signing, all authors


Panel & Workshop Schedule

Session 1 - 11:00 – 11:50 A.M.

Session 2 - 12:00 – 12:50 P.M.

Session 3 - 1:00 – 1:50 P.M.


Participating Literary Organizations

Visit with these literary organizations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Orlando Book Festival:

Authors of Orlando Book Festival 2019

Directions & Parking Information

The Orlando Public Library is located at 101 E. Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801.

Traveling East on I-4, take the South Street exit (82B), turn right on Central Blvd and the library will be on your left in 0.6 miles. Traveling West on I-4, take exit 84 for US-17/US-92, turn left onto US-17 N/US-92 E/W Colonial Dr, turn right onto N Orange Ave for 0.8 miles, then turn left onto E. Central Blvd and the library will be on your left.

Read more about the Orlando Public Library and parking. OCLS is not able to validate or reimburse parking.

Contact Us

All questions and inquires should be directed to events@ocls.info.

Follow the conversation using #orlandobookfestival on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or program due to a disability may arrange for assistance by contacting us at least seven days prior to the event.

In Cooperation With

Writers Block Bookstore
Writers Block Bookstore is the official bookseller of the Orlando Book Festival.