Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Southern Utah Book Festival

It was an exhausting week full of activities for our area with lectures, visits to schools and libraries, Youth Poetry Contest. There was an author's charity banquet with speakers and a full day author expo with books for sale as well as the Youth Poetry Contest award program and other performances by a local school choir and instrumental group. Quite a project but well received. We will do it annually.

(l-r) Beth Moore+Betty Vickers and HWG Co-Pres. Amy Jarecki 
Children's poet and author Shane Williams with his family
Author Traci McDonald and her book KILLING CASANOVA
Author Anne Jaspers and her first book NURSE JANE
There were 40 local and out of state authors attending.
Lin and poet Gary Christian who was a judge for Youth Poetry
Co Chairs Virginia Grenier & David Smith organized the festival.
Dixie Poets supported the contest with prize money
Drawing for prizes for the audience-books!
Utah Poet of the Year Jon Sebba reads from his poetry book
Carolyn H. Johnson spoke on FRUGAL BOOK PROMOTING


Kathryn Elizabeth Jones said...

Looks like it was fun!

Amy Jarecki said...

Great pictures, Lin. Thanks for sharing!