Friday, April 4, 2014

B.A.M Author Festival in Zion, IL

This is where I'll be tomorrow, Sat April 5th! I'm presenting at 2:30, but there are a lot of great authors and the event starts at 11:30. It's free, so come by and check it out! Here's the link: B.A.M.


BAM stands for Books, Authors, & More.

B (Books)-All registrants will receive a free book, poster, and bookmark.

A (Authors)- Meet authors

M (More)-Writing workshop with Joelle Charbonneau, Video Contest, contests during the event

BAM is a FREE author festival for 4th-12th grades and adults at the Zion-Benton Public Library in Zion, IL.

BAM will include teen and adult author visits with give-a-ways.  The goals of BAM are to provide the opportunity for teens and adults to meet and interact with popular authors, to get excited about reading and writing, and to encourage non-readers to become readers through the excitement of others.

11:30am-12:45pm-Session 1: Fantasy, Death, & Other Important Stuff

11:30am-12:15pm – Author presentations and Q&A

12:15-12:45pm- Author Signings

  • Ilsa Bick-Teen Author
  • Julie Halpern-Teen Author
  • Shannon Stoker-New Adult Author
  • Sandy Dickson & Beverly Brooks -Local Adult Authors

1:00-2:15 pm-Session 2: Once Upon a Time & Not So Happy Ever After

1:00-1:45pm – Author Presentations and Q&A

1:45-2:15pm – Author Signings

  • Christa Desir-Dessert with a Teen Author (for high school – adult only)
  • Liesl Shurtliff-Middle Grade/Teen  Author
  • Melanie Benjamin-Lunch with an Adult Author
  • Elizabeth Blackwell- Adult/Teen Crossover Author
  • Ruth Hull Chatlien & Glenn Hager-Local Adult Authors

2:30-3:45pm - Session 3: It’s the End of the World, Charlie Brown

2:30-3:15pm-Author Presentation and Q&A

3:15-3:45pm-Author Signings

  • Joelle Charbonneau- Teen Author (World Building Writing Workshop)
  • Demitria Lunetta- Teen Author
  • Libby Hellmann- Adult Author

2:30-4:30pm-Bang, Bang, Skype-O-Rama- Meet 5 teen authors in 60 minutes via Skype!

  • Debra Driza
  • Sarah Beth Durst
  • Julie Berry
  • Trish Cook
  • Beth Revis