a nonprofit organization which delivers literary experiences celebrating books and authors throughout the year. This is accomplished through:
A free annual one-day street book festival featuring readings, discussions, book signings, workshops, storytelling, demonstrations, and performances with more than 30 authors, illustrators, and chefs representing all genres. Reading-related exhibitors and food vendors, a Young Readers Central Area, and an onsite bookstore selling featured authors? books are also included. Save the date of Saturday, September 10, 2011. The festival takes place in the Downtown Arts District on Sixth and Trade Streets.
Author visits with school children, book clubs, retirement homes, and other organizations in the weeks surrounding the festival and throughout the year.
Each year, the ?Conversation with? Series presents nationally and internationally recognized bestselling authors.
BOOKMARKS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2004, initiated, organized, and presented six book festivals, collectively featuring more than 330 authors, with a festival attendance of 6,000 in 2010. Thanks to partnerships and collaborations in the past six years, authors have met in classroom settings with over 12,000 young readers ? ranging from three-years-old to college age ? to highlight the importance of reading. Our ?Conversation with? Series has presented nine authors to date.
BOOKMARKS’ mission is to engage and inspire readers and writers of all ages, champion literacy, promote cultural diversity through reading, and offer enrichment and education through literary experiences
Call Liz* : 336.705.1316 or Christine 336.529.6772 with questions