BookFest Gwinnett will be held on June 15, 2019

All activities are free and open to the public!

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Time SlotMain StageWriting WorkshopsYoung Adult StageChildren's Stage
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Setup and Early-bird Book Sales10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Puppet shows by GCPL Puppeteers
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Greetings and welcome to attendees10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Meet graphic novelist Kyle Puttkammer (free comic books for first 50 attendees!)
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Kenny Leon interviewed by John Lemley

Keynote Address
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Little Writers Club craft fun room
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.Susan Puckett

Recipe for a Successful Cookbook
Dr. Regina Bradley

Hip Hop Culture & Literature
Tony Cade

Topic: Careers in, and Making, Comics
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.Anju Gattani and Chika Unigwe interviewed by Anjali Enjeti

Work, The Female Voice/Obstacles/
Aruni Kashyap

Topic: How to Make Things Worse for Your Character
Dr. L.M. Davis

Speculative Fiction in the African American and Native American Cultures
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Phillippe Diederich
interviewed by Valerie Connors

Multicultural Background, Multicultural Work
Clayton Ramsey

So You Want to Be a Writer?
Afolabi Ashiru

Graphic Novels and Comic Books
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Shae Connor interviewed by Tara Coyt

The LGBTQ Voice
Michael Brown

Topic: Criticism: A Writer’s Best Friend
Georgia McBride

Turning Your Speculative Fiction Writing Hobby into a Business
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Soniah Kamal interviewed by Alison Law

Unmarriageable and Her Writing Process
Jill Cox-Cordova

Topic: Media Ready: How to Pitch Your Work and Yourself to the Media
Bernard N. Lee, Jr. interviewed by Ron Aiken

Influences of a Military Childhood and Upbringing
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.Tayari Jones
interviewed by Dr. Daniel Black

An American Marriage and Her Journey as a Writer
Dr. Aleron Kong

Topic: LitRPG
5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Closing Remarks and Final Book Sales