MONTGOMERY, AL The 2019 Alabama Book Festival April 13
Time & Location
About The Event
2019 Festival Authors and Workshop Leaders
Hello! Here are the authors we've begun booking for the 2019 Festival! The schedule for panels will be unveiled right around March 1, 2019! Read More. For Hotel Reservations
Tina Mozelle Braziel
Judge Debra H. Goldstein
Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels, including the historical fiction, Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. Patti’s other books include Losing the Moon, Between the Tides; Where the River Runs; When Light Breaks; Between the Tides; The Art of Keeping Secrets; Driftwood Summer; The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story; Coming Up for Air; And Then I Found You; The Stories We Tell; The Idea of Love, The Bookshop at Water’s End, and the forthcoming The Favorite Daughter (June 2019). A finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year, Patti is published in numerous languages. Her articles and essays have appeared in Southern Living, PINK, Writer’s Digest, Portico Magazine, Birmingham Magazine and more.
S. F. Henson
Ashley M. Jones
Kwoya Fagin Maples
Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr.
Katherine D. Perry
T. K. Thorne
Lila Quintero Weaver
Some 50+ writers, poets, scholars and industry professionals read from and discuss their works, literacy, and reading throughout the day in buildings and tents scattered across Old Alabama Town’s historic grounds.
Books by every featured author are available for purchase from the festival bookseller. Vendors and exhibitors sell other books.
Authors sign their books, which visitors may purchase at the festival or bring from home.
A host of activities are available in our Children's Activities area.Meeting a “real life” author is a formative experience for children and adolescents. In addition to meeting some of their favorite authors, children enjoy an activity area that features educational games, arts and crafts, and appearances by costumed literary characters such as the Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big fred Dog, Skippyjon Jones, Froggy, and Corduroy Bear. Adjacent Kiwanis Park also offers a large playground where kids can burn off energy
Exhibitors & Vendors
A number of exhibitors promote their book and literary organizations at the event. Vendors are also on hand to sell books and other items of interest to booklovers of all ages.
A centrally-located "Open Mic" area allows authors to read from their works.
There are a host of activities for the entire family throughout the Alabama Book Festival. Plan to spend the day with us!
Food vendors offer items for purchase, and some guests bring their own picnic fare and enjoy blanket picnicking in Kiwanis Park.