schedule at a glance

Twin Cities Book Festival, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

(Click here for directions.)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Book Bash

You're invited to celebrate with us the night before the Festival. Click on the link to see more info.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

ALL-DAY BOOK FAIR

There are over 120 exhibitors showing their wares in the Progress Center. Click on the link to see the complete listing of publishers, organizations, magazines, authors, and more.

POETRY BUS

Need a quiet moment away from the bustle and rush? Visit the Poetry Bus located between the buildings. Click on the link for the schedule of events.

ALL-DAY RAFFLE

Free to enter, get your ticket at the door upon entering the Progress Center, and drop it off at the Rain Taxi table for a chance to win any of the great prizes on display.

Local Author Morning Mingle

10:00am - 11:00am: Start your day by mingling with over two dozen Minnesota authors who have published new books in the past year—books will be available for purchase and signing, and fair warning, there may be swag and door prizes! Check back for a complete list of participating authors. See our list of participating authors HERE.

Food at the Festival

Food vendors will be at the ready to feed hungry book-lovers, so you’ll be able to take a food break and enjoy the Festival as long as you like.

Featured Author Programs

Click on link to learn more about each event
★ starred events will be ASL interpreted!

Rain Stage

10:30 am: KATELYNN HIBBARD
11:30 am: KAREN FINLEY 
12:30 pm: NGŨGĨ WA THIONG'O
1:30 pm: GEOFF DYER
2:30 pm: STEVE ALMOND
3:30 pm: DESSA
4:30 pm: DYLAN TRIBUTE

Taxi Stage

10:30 am: CLAIRE MCKINNEY
11:30 am:  ILAN STAVANS
12:30 pm: DAVID GRUBBS
1:30 pm: RALPH SAVARESE

Children's Pavilion

Picture Book author info

10am–3pm: COLORING CORNER
10:30 am: ELIZABETH VERDICK - Small Walt & Mo the Tow
11:00 pm: JEAN REAGAN - How To Scare a Ghost
11:30 am: WRITE YOUR OWN SCARY STORY
with Markús Már Efraím

12:30 pm: DANIEL BERNSTROM - Gator, Gator, Gator
1:00 pm: DEREK ANDERSON - Croc & Ally: Fun, Fun, Fun!
2:00 pm: WRITING BOXES with Lisa Von Drasek

Young Readers and Teen Stage

Middle Grade author infoYoung Adult author info

10:30 am: YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
with Gennifer Choldenko, Erin Soderberg, and Sheila O'Connor
11:30 am: CELEBRATION OF IMAGINATION
with Melissa Savage, Jeff Seymour, and Liesl Shurtliff
12:30 pm: ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND YA
with S.A. Bodeen, Maggie Ann Martin, and Jessica Pennington
1:30 pm: COMPLEX CHARACTERS, COMPLEX WORLDS
with Shannon Gibney, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Kiersten White
2:30 pm: DAVID LEVITHAN
3:30 pm: NEAL and JARROD SHUSTERMAN

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