Festival Schedule

Meet Authors: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Lobby and classrooms

More than 25 authors are filling the Cultural Center lobby and meeting rooms. Meet authors and browse books for sale as selected authors from multiple genres give readings. Author & presenter information

Panel Discussions and Featured Authors, 1-5 p.m.

1 p.m.Romance Writers Panel – How Changing Views of Men's and Women's Roles Impact Romance with Sephira Allen, Amie Knight and Reese Ryan
2 p.m.Katherine Loflin – Place Match – The City Doctor’s Guide To Finding Where You Belong
3 p.m.Mystery/Thriller Writers Panel – How Modern “Everything Goes Media” Affects Mystery/Thriller Storytelling with Deborah Dunn, Karen Pullen and Deek Rhew
4 p.m.Kathryn Quigg – To Any Soldier – A Novel of Vietnam Letters
5 p.m.N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green. A reception in the lobby follows the presentation.

Authors and Speakers, 1-5 p.m.
Carolina Room

1 p.m.Heather McCollum – Using Collage to Inspire Your Writing
2 p.m.Dori Staehle – Find Your Divine Rhythm
3 p.m.North Carolina Writer’s Network
4 p.m.Nikki Terpilowski - Literary Agents 101: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literary Agents But Were Afraid to Ask

Readings by Children's Authors, 2-3 p.m.
Holly Springs Branch Library

John Choquette – Burlwood Forest
Renee Weichinger - My ABC’s of Character Traits
Cat Michaels – Sweet T and the Turtle Team
Karolyn Emore – Wiley the Whippet, Superhero


Door prizes will be given away between 1-5 p.m. To be eligible for a prize, register at https://hollyspringsbookfestival.eventbrite.com. You must be present to win.

The book festival is on the same day as the farmers market’s food truck rodeo along Main Street (8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.), so come prepared to find fantastic foods and phenomenal writers.