The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature noted authors of fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature and poetry, who will present throughout the festival.
Past festivals have included authors, poets, playwrights, illustrators, storytellers and other presenters. While dozens are featured each year, a sampling of presenters have included Pat Conroy, Rick Bragg, Mark Childress, Frye Gaillard, Wayne Flynt, Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Cassandra King, Quilters of Gee’s Bend and J. Wes Yoder.
An education component for teachers and students throughout Alabama is being planned, and details will be released soon as will the list of featured authors.
Along with Alabama Humanities Foundation, stakeholders include: Alabama State Council on the Arts, Alabama Public Library Service, Alabama Public Television, Alabama Writers Forum, Montgomery City-County Public Library, Alabama Center for the Book and Troy University.
The Alabama Book Festival is a literary festival held annually since 2006.