TWIN CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Saturday, October 13, 2012
10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Progress Center building

featured presentations | local lit lounge | children's pavilion | Main Festival Page


BOOK FAIR

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

An all-day exhibit of publishers, magazines, literary organizations, local authors, booksellers, and more! Check back for a complete listing of exhibitors and exhibitor specials. Click here to see a complete list of exhibitors!


FEATURED AUTHOR READINGS

AND PRESENTATIONS

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RAIN ROOM

10:30am:   CANDACE SAVAGE

11:30am:   SHARON OLDS

12:30pm:   Young Adult Fiction Showcase

   1:30pm:   SUSAN ISAACS

   2:30pm:   MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI

   3:30pm:   KATE BORNSTEIN


TAXI ROOM

10:30am:   Author Publicity: Basics and Beyond

11:30am:   Queer Minnesota: The State of LGBT Writing

12:30pm:   CHRIS WARE

   1:30pm:   JEFF and ANN VANDERMEER

   2:30pm:   GERALD STERN

   3:30pm:   World Fiction Showcase


Book sales for our featured authors are provided onsite by Magers & Quinn Booksellers, and booksignings will take place after each event.


LOCAL LIT LOUNGE

Mingle with literary luminaries!

 

10:00am:   Margi Preus, author of Shadow on the Mountain

11:00am:    William Souder, author of On A Farther Shore

11:00am:   Greta Oglesby, author of Mama 'n Nem

12:00pm:   John Brandon, author of A Million Heavens

12:00pm:   Ann Bauer, author of The Forever Marriage

12:00pm:   Martin Kihn, author of House of Lies

  1:00pm:   Kathleen Jesme, author of Meridian

  1:00pm:   Robert Grunst, author of Blue Orange

  2:00pm:   Julie Schumacher, author of The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

  2:00pm:   Lara Avery, author of Anything but Ordinary

  2:00pm:   Mary Losure, author of Fairy Ring

  3:00pm:   Matt Batt, author of Sugarhouse

  3:00pm:   Doug Mack, author of Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day

  3:00pm:   Jeffrey Pilcher, author of Planet Taco

  4:00pm:   Richard and Kate Russo, authors of Interventions

  4:00pm:   Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild


Book sales for our Local Lit Lounge are provided onsite by Common Good Books, and authors will be happy to sign books.


CHILDREN'S PAVILION

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authors and musicians:

10:30 am:      Molly Beth Griffin

10:50 am:      Sid Farrar

11:10 am:      Kevin Kling & Chris Monroe

11:30 am:      The Splatter Sisters

12:00 pm:      Sarah Warren

12:20 pm:      Samuel Hiti

12:40 pm:      David LaRochelle

  1:00 pm:      Filibert Binkleby & The Travelers

  1:30 pm:      Barbara DaCosta

  1:50 pm:      Nancy Carlson

  2:10 pm:      Tim Kehoe

  2:30 pm:      Steve Faison

  3:00 pm:      Mick Carlon

  3:20 pm:      Ryan Jacobson

  3:40 pm:      William Alexander


all-day Children's pavilion ACTIVITIES:

Make your own book with Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Get your face painted by the folks at the Minnesota Children’s Museum.

Create 3-d masks with the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

Enjoy more activities with the folks at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, The Children's Theater Company, and MacPhail Center for Music.

Plus take part in MELSA’s Reading Scavenger Hunt!


Book sales for our featured authors are provided onsite by Red Balloon Bookshop, and booksignings will take place after each event.




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