Orlando Book Festival 2016
The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for book signings, panel discussions, and writing workshops. Enjoy keynote addresses from New York Times bestselling thriller novelist Allison Brennan and New York Times bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and game designer Chuck Wendig. This event is free and open to the public.
|Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.|
|10 a.m.||Opening Keynote: Allison Brennan|
|11 a.m.||Panel and Workshop, Session 1|
|12 p.m.||Panel and Workshop, Session 2|
|1 p.m.||Panel and Workshop, Session 3|
|2-3:50 p.m||Book Signing, all authors|
|4-4:45 p.m.||Closing Keynote: Chuck Wendig|
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Unforgettable Characters – Magnolia Room
From Hannibal Lecter to Holly Golightly, great characters have a certain je ne sais quoi. What is it about the characters we love and love to hate? Authors: J.J. Howard, Trish Doller, Diana Abu-Jaber. Moderator Jennie Jarvis
World Building – Albertson Room
A captivating and unique world is what sets science fiction and fantasy apart from all other genres. Get tips from three seasoned authors on building an authentic world. Authors: Meredith McCardle, L.E. Perez, William Hatfield. Moderator: Racquel Henry of Writer’s Atelier
It's All True! – Magnolia Room
They say truth is stranger than fiction. Join these authors for a discussion of putting real life to ink and paper. Authors: Nathan Whitaker, James C. Clark, Anthony Caselnova. Moderator: Leslie Salas
Writing for Children – Albertson Room
To captivate young readers, writers must balance a youthful imagination with an adult professionalism. Learn how to write stories that entrance young minds. Authors: Katheryn Russell-Brown, Eric Telchin, Catherine Bailey. Moderator: Racquel Henry of Writer’s Atelier
Relationships in YA – Magnolia Room
Whether its best friends, enemies, frenemies, lovers, family, or teachers, relationships are paramount to most YA fiction. Three YA authors explore the importance of relationships in books for teens. Authors: Lauren Gibaldi, Jenn Marie Thorne, Medeia Sharif. Moderator: Laura of Little Read Riding Hood
Crafting Tension – Albertson Room
Tension is the secret to both hooking and holding the reader. These authors will show you how to keep readers turning the pages. Authors: Ward Larsen, Sarah Andre, Janice Hardy
Directions & Parking Information
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.
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