Sep 23, 2009

National Book Festival 2009

As many of you may have heard, The National Book Festival 2009 commences this weekend--Saturday, Sept. 26.

Mom and I will be going to see the following authors, though there may be some conflicts. . . we'll work it out.

In the poetry pavilion:

10 to 10:30 AM Julia Glass, a poet
10:30 to 11 AM Valerie Martinez, a poet
11 to 11:30 AM Edward Hirsch, a poet
11:30 to 12 PM Poetry Out Loud
12 to 12:45 PM Kay Ryan, a poet and U.S. Poet Laureate
4:15 to 5 PM Tim O'Brien, author of some of the best Vietnam War literature out there.

In the mystery and thriller pavilion:

12:55 to 1:25 PM James Patterson
2:40 to 3:10 PM George Pelecanos
3:15 to 3:45 PM Lisa Scottoline

In the fiction and fantasy pavilion:

10 to 10:55 AM John Grisham
11 to 11:30 AM Jodi Picoult
2:10 to 2:55 PM John Irving
3 to 3:30 PM Nicolas Sparks

In the teens and children pavilion:

11:45 to 12:15 PM Paula Deen
5 to 5:30 PM Judy Blume

Signings we are thinking about are for the poets; those will be easy since those are separate from the traditional author signings. The other signings, though we may not make these are:

11 to 12 PM James Patterson
11:30 to 12:30 PM George Pelecanos
12 to 1 PM Nicholas Sparks
12:30 to 1:30 PM Jodi Picoult
1 to 2 PM Lisa Scottoline
1 to 2 PM Paula Deen
2:30 to 3:30 PM Tim O'Brien

What authors are on your schedule?


Books We Read said...

My blog is giving away jewelry set in exhcange for book reviews. I wonder if you could publish a post to announce the participation info on your blog:

Thank you.

She said...

I am so excited about going this weekend!

Paula Deen is #1 on my list ;)

Sandy Nawrot said...

OK, here is where I turn green. You'd think Central Florida is illiterate, for all the book events we don't have. I'd definitely be standing in line for Pelecanos!

Anna said...

I see Books We Read paid you a visit, too. Interesting. No idea what that's about.

Anyway...I don't really have any plans. The Girl wants to see the Diary of a Wimpy Kid author and a few others in the Children's Tent. I wouldn't mind seeing Tim O'Brien, Judy Blume, and Paula Deen.

Remember to call me when you're not busy so we can make plans!!

Diary of an Eccentric

lilly said...

This is so exciting that you're going. And so many awesome writers too! I am jealous! have a blast there and i can't wait to read how it went.

Julie P. said...

Sorry I won't be there this year! Have a great time!

bermudaonion said...

Y'all are going to have so much fun!

Jo-Jo said...

How cool Serena! I hope you have a wonderful time. I am determined to make it to one of these events yet!

regularrumination said...

TIM O'BRIEN. I want us to become BEST FRIENDS.

And Paula Deen!
And I'd like to see Valerie Martinez.
Kay Ryan!

And Kate DiCamillo! And John Irving!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Have a great time! We want to hear all about it, including the insider's scoop on the Library of Congress.

Monica (aka monnibo) said...

Sounds like a great line-up. I am very jealous.

S. Krishna said...

It was great to meet you! I'm only sorry we barely got a chance to talk :-(