The Nebraska Book Festival is this Saturday, Sept. 7 in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s city campus union. The festival is held to celebrate Nebraska’s literary heritage and contemporary authors and to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. By gathering together contemporary writing talent of our state and surrounding areas, the festival provides an opportunity for participants to cultivate an understanding of our history, culture and community.
This year’s speakers include Nicole Baart, Kwame Dawes, Ted Genoways, Tosca Lee, Kassandra Montag, Kimberly Stuart, and Carson Vaughan.
Programming runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. UNP will be there with other local booksellers promoting “Overlooked Books” that includes sale prices available from every bookseller for $10 and under.
In addition to booksellers, you can find other literary organizations in this year’s exhibitor hall including the Nebraska Writers Guild, the Romance Authors of the Heartland, the Nebraska Library Commission, and many more!
If you’re looking for family-friendly programming that same day, visit the Nebraska Children’s Book Party at the Eiseley Branch Library (1530 Superior Street) in Lincoln, a Nebraska Book Festival event! Award-winning children’s book author, Janice Harrington, will present “Storytelling!” at 10:30 a.m. and “Writing!” at 11:30 a.m. Throughout the event there will be hands-on activities for ages K-3 including Book Bingo, book sales, and treats.
And if you completed the Bookwalk in Lincoln, be sure to bring your bookmark to Zipline Brewing Co. (2100 Magnum Circle) in Lincoln this Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. for a pre-festival literary pub quiz with bookish prizes!