2017 Williamsburg Book Festival
10:15 - 10:45
Book Club Support from the Williamsburg Regional Library
Presenter: Andrew Smith
11:00 – 1:00
Poetry Society of Virginia presents Poet Laureates of Virginia
Moderated by Edward Lull
Featuring readings by:
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda (2006-2008)
Sofia Starnes (2012 - 2014)
Ron Smith (2014 - 2016)
Tim Seibles (2016 - 2018)
1:30 – 2:30
Publishers Panel - Regional & Boutique Publishers
Presenters: John Conlee, Greg Lilly, David Kane, Narielle Living, Dawn Brotherton
Looking for Manuscripts
• Pale Horse Books
• Cherokee McGhee
• American History Press
• High Tide Publications
• Blue Dragon
2:45 – 3:30
Discovering Ancestral Roots & Transplanting Them for Future Generations
How to get started with genealogy research and how to turn those discovered names, dates and other facts into a family history memoir.
5:30 - 6:30
An Evening with Kathryn Aalto
@ William & Mary’s Tucker Hall
Our 5th year!
40+ nationally & regionally renowned authors
Workshops & Presentations
Poets Laureate of Virginia
The 2017 festival headliner is Bestselling author Kathryn Aalto
She will sign and discuss her book: The Natural World of Winnie-the- Pooh: A Walk through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood. The acclaimed book was a New York Times Best Seller and featured on NPR and was a People magazine “Best New Book Pick.”
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. “An Evening with Kathryn Aalto – Exploring Creativity, Writing, Gardening and the Inspiration for Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood” at William & Mary’s Tucker Hall.
The Natural World of Winnie-the- Pooh: In this vivid keynote lecture, Kathryn Aalto takes us on an illuminating adventure through the most beloved setting in literature. Along the way, we learn the backstory of A. A. Milne’s classic books, re-think the changing nature of childhood, and discover the rare Ashdown Forest (a.k.a. Hundred Acre Wood) where A. A. Milne walked with Christopher Robin.
Part travelogue and natural history, the lecture weaves humor with birdsong and booklore as we learn how the masterful Winnie-the- Pooh books are field guides for 21st-century Christopher Robins — hymns to those days of doing nothing yet learning everything.