schedule at a glance

TWIN CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Opening Night Reception—ticketed event!

Fine Arts Center, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
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Opening Night Talk—FREE EVENT!

Tales of Two Americas
with John Freeman, Lawrence Joseph, and Claire Vaye Watkins

Fine Arts Center, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

All-Day Activities

BOOK FAIR EXHIBIT
POETRY BUS!

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! See our list of participating authors HERE.

Food at the Festival

This year we have two food vendors 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!

Author Programs in Fine Arts Center:

Author books available from Magers & Quinn Bookseller in the Progress Center,
where authors will be available for signing after their readings.
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starred events will be ASL interpreted!

Rain Stage

10:30 am: HOLY COW! 40TH ANNIVERSARY
with Gary Boelhower, Joan Henrik, Miriam Karmel,
and Crystal Spring Gibbins
11:30 am: RAY GONZALEZ + JUAN FELIPE HERRERA ★ 
12:30 pm: SENATOR AL FRANKEN
1:30 pm: DANIEL HANDLER ★
2:30 pm: CHARLIE JANE ANDERS + CORY DOCTOROW
3:30 pm: ROZ CHAST

Taxi Stage

10:30 am: DONNA SEAMAN
11:30 am:  WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
TRAVEL WRITING AND DISCOVERY

with Geraldine DeRuiter, Kenny Fries, Doug Mack
1:30 pm: ALEX LEMON
2:30 pm: YRSA DALEY-WARD

Author Programs in Progress Center:

Featured Fine Arts author books available from Magers & Quinn Bookseller in the Progress Center, where authors will be available for signing after their readings. Children's, Middle Grade, and YA author books available from Red Balloon Bookshop in the Progress Center.
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Children's Pavilion

10am to 3:00 pm: COLORING CORNER
10:10 am: EDIBLE AIRPLANE STORYTIME WITH PETER PEARSON
11:00 pm: BAO PHI PRESENTS A DIFFERENT POND
12:00 pm–1:00pm: DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH KICKLIY
1:00 pm: TWIN CITIES TRIVIA
2:00 pm: 365 THINGS TO DO WITH LEGO BRICKS

Young Readers and Teen Stage

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10:30 am: SPACE PANELS
featuring Drew Brockington and Chris Eliopoulos
11:30 am: THE REALISTIC AND THE FANTASTIC
featuring Nicole Helget and Janet Tashjian
12:30 pm: MINI MIDDAY MINGLE & BOOK SIGNING
1:30 pm: WHEN LIFE GETS REAL
featuring S.K. Ali, Peter Bognanni, and Carrie Mesrobian
3:00 pm: HOPE THAT THIS IS JUST IMAGINATION
featuring M.C. Atwood, Malinda Lo, and David Oppegaard
4:00 pm: TEEN AUTHOR PARTY & BOOK SIGNING

 

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