SATURDAY, 9.21: Festival Presentations @ Trueblood Performing Arts Center

The Saturday presentations at the festival begin with a panel of all authors where our moderator explores with them their work’s connection to the year’s theme. This is followed by individual authors reading from their works, offering background and taking questions from the attendees. On occasion the format will include an interview or moderated conversation between two authors.

Participants can sign up for the entire day, or, for a reduced fee, can attend either the morning or afternoon sessions. We also offer an Islander discount for Washington Island residents. For more details, visit Registration.

  • 8:00 AM:  Coffee and Continental Breakfast. Pick up your registration packet.

  • 9:00 AM:  Welcome and Announcements

  • 9:15 AM: Full Author Panel, moderated by Elizabeth Sachs

  • 10:15 AM: Author Presentation and Q&A: Scott Russell Sanders

  • 11:15 AM:  Author Presentation and Q&A: Jane Hamilton

  • 12:15 PM:  Backstage Book-signing; Backstage Bookshop open

  • 12:15 PM to 2:00 PM: Lunch on your own

  • 2:00 PM:  Author Presentation and Q&A: Bao Phi

  • 2:45 PM:  Author Presentation and Q&A: Rebecca Makkai

  • 3:30 PM: Break; Backstage Book-Signing; Backstage Bookshop open

  • 4:00 PM:  Author Presentation and Q&A: Luis Alberto Urrea

  • 4:45 PM:  Closing Remarks; Friends Acknowledgments and Presentations

  • 5:15 PM:  Backstage book-signing; Backstage Bookshop open

“An intimate engagement with world-renowned writers.”  –Paula Carter