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?



12 comments:

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:

http://mylastread.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-post.html

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!!

----Anna
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 :-(