SATURDAY - JULY 15, 2023


In her long-awaited debut memoir, You Could Make This Place Beautiful, poet Maggie Smith explores in lyrical vignettes the end of her marriage and the beginning of a surprising new life.

Maggie is the award-winning author of Good Bones, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, Lamp of the Body, and the national bestsellers Goldenrod and Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change.
In Conversation
Saturday │ 11:30 a.m.
You Could Make This Place Beautiful
April 2023


Writer and multi-medium artist Prince Shakur charts his political coming of age as a Black queer activist in an immigrant family in his debut book.

He is the host of The Creative Hour podcast and founder of Millennial Writer Life newsletter.
Author Talk
Saturday │ 1 p.m.
When They Tell You to be Good
Fall 2022


From the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers and BookTok sensations The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain, comes Love, Theoretically. Originally from Italy, Ali is a professor of neuroscience and writes hilarious rom-coms featuring women in STEM and academia.
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In Conversation
Saturday │ 4 p.m.
Love, Theoretically
June 2023
Sunday - JULY 16, 2023


Washington D.C. crime and terrorist reporter turned novelist, Matthew Quirk spins intriguing political thrillers from international headlines. His 2019 Night Agent is a Netflix hit, teeing up his next pulse-pounding suspense, Inside Threat, out June 2023.
Author Talk
Sunday │ 12 p.m.
Inside Threat
June 2023


Fonda is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of the epic fantasy Green Bone Saga, which has been translated into a dozen languages and named to TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time.

Her newest, Untethered Sky, is a fantasy fable about the pursuit of obsession at all costs.
Author Talk
Sunday │ 3 p.m.
Untethered Sky
April 2023


More than 135 additional authors will be featured on panel discussions throughout the festival weekend. Hear about their brand new books in your favorite genres.


Amina Akhtar

Rochelle Alers

Neely Tubati Alexander

Jayne Allen

Ashley Audrain

Erin Bartels

Lynn Blackburn

B.L. Blanchard

Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Francesca Lia Block

Sara Brunsvold

Denny S. Bryce

Wesley Chu

C.L. Clark

Lydia Conklin

Tara Conklin

Jen Devon

J.R. Dawson

Kimberly Duffy

Lynette Eason

Grace Ellis

Tori Eldridge

Jess Everlee

Amanda Flower

Robyn Gigl

Claudia Gray

Shelley Shepard Gray

Jocelyn Green

Sara Herchenroether

Nishanth Injam

Courtney Kae

Rosalie Knecht

Mary Robinette Kowal

Julie Anne Lindsey / Bree Baker

Joe Meno

Jess Montgomery

GennaRose Nethercott

Rasheed Newson

Katherine Reay

Vanessa Riley

Lucy Snyder

Amy Spalding

Jessica Strawser

Thao Thai

Lauren Thoman

Mia Tsai

Mary Turzillo

Marie Vibbert

Eric Walker

Ruth P. Watson

Laura Warrell

Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Jaime Jo Wright

Mercedes Yardley

Bart Yates


Timothy Anderson

Neema Avashia

Vanessa A. Bee

Tom Betti

Matthew Caracciolo

Paul Hlava Ceballos

Jeff Chenault

Renee Casteel Cook

Darren Demaree

Conrade C. Hinds

Nellie Kampmann

Negesti Kaudo

Wendy Koile

David Meyers

Elise Meyers Walker

Doug Motz

Tim Raab

James Renner

Brian Schoen

Ric S. Sheffield

Amy Spears

Samantha Tucker

Jane Ann Turzillo

Doreen Uhas Sauer

Elizabeth Weiser

Mary Jane White


Kristy Boyce

Susan Azim Boyer

Erik Brown

Federico Erebia

RaeChell Garrett

Anna Gracia

Brian D. Kennedy

Susan Lee

Mindy McGinnis

Kristi McManus

Jenna Miller

Ellen O'Clover

Skye Quinlan

Natalie Richards

Edward Underhill

Shannon Watters

Khadijah VanBrakle

Justine Pucella Winans


James Bird

Tamika Burgess

J. Anderson Coats

Sydney Dunlap

Reese Eschmann

Polly Farquhar

Kate Fussner

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Caroline Huntoon

Kevin Johnson

Kenneth Kraegel

Kaija Langley

Rajani LaRocca

Chiquita Mullins Lee

Torrey Maldonado

Lisa McMann

Matt McMann

Wes Molebash

Amber Morrell

Doan Phuong Nguyen

Merrill Rainey

Mar Romasco-Moore

Carmella Van Vleet

Erik Slangerup

Tricia Springstubb

Phil Stamper

Jessica Vitalis

David Wilson

Misty Wilson

Merrill Wyatt