Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Peak City Book Festival Authors and Books

The festival, sponsored by Peak City Publishing, LLC and The Halle Cultural Arts Center is the first book festival in the Triangle in four years.  The day long event will feature best-selling authors from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.  

With a theme to engage, entertain and educate, attendees of all ages will enjoy:  story time with children’s book authors, free writing workshops, an author’s forum featuring Romance, Mystery and Sci-Fi authors and everyone is invited to compete in the Street Art competition to be judged at the end of the day.  Our special guest, Michael Macias, will be playing music throughout the day to promote "What Michael Sees" a documentary about the 14 year-old, blind music prodigy, whose extraordinary talents are played from the heart, not by site.  The film is produced by Peak City Publishing author, Brian Barnette.  To contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, read more here.

Story Time, reserved by authors for 30 minutes at a time, is almost fully booked.  

We have:

Jackie Laroo, Boy Pirate by Jay Annis
The Ugly Caterpillar, A True Story by Loretta Lutman
The Princess Who Wore Glasses by Laura Hertzfeld Katz
The Goodwill Vulture's Club by Hugh Willard
...and more

Our speakers include:

Best Selling author, Tamara Ward will talk about her experience at The Writer's Police Academy and how she uses the new knowledge and experience in her writing.

Best Selling middle grade fiction author, Ann Eisenstein will talk about creative writing for young adults.  Ann brings a lot of experience working with young students to teach them to bring life to their characters in their own writing.

Life Protection Skills will present an interactive program on Life Protection Skills, giving authors the opportunity to learn from the best to use in their novels.  And, of course, attendees will learn how to act in a life-threatening situation.

Ian Sands, author of How to Milk a Dinocow and Apex High School Art teacher will present a workshop on Street Art. Attendees will have a chance to learn and apply these skills for a chance to win a great prize.

Our Sponsors:

...and more being added daily.

More About the Festival

The Peak City Book Festival is fully funded through authors, artists, businesses and organizations. Registration to exhibit or sponsor the event is now open on the Peak City Publishing website.  Exhibitors can participate at different level from placing an ad to setting up a table.  All exhibitors receive an exclusive invitation to attend the Meet & Greet Casual Cocktail Reception, hosted by All Booked Up in Apex on November 8th, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm. All exhibitors are asked to plan a literary or arts display with the intent to engage, entertain and educate.