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The BookFest

October 22, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet New Friends at: Fall 2022 October 22nd and 23rd. 


The BookFest Fall 2022 has a spooky, autumnal theme. It is presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and Bookstagrammers. Winners of The BookFest Awards will be announced during the two-day bookish adventure. 


Highlights to look forward to on Day One of The BookFest, which is geared toward readers, is the opening keynote by Beatrice Adenodi, author of Mindless Behaviors: Breaking Through Unseen Barriers. Philip Fracassi, who The New York Times calls, “terrifically scary,” will be in Conversation. Plus, there are panels about climate change-themed books; science fiction, fantasy and dark fiction; a Conversation with author and speaker Neil Bockoven, PhD.; and what promises to be an insightful and poignant panel with experts discussing book bannings and challenges in the US. 


Day Two of The BookFest, which always leans over to writers, kicks off with an opening keynote from Karla Olson of Patagonia Books. In Conversation is Angela Bole from the Independent Book Publishers Association (and soon-to-be with Firebrand Group). New York Times best-selling author David L. Robbins and Katharine Sands from the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency return for a BookFest favorite: The Critiki Bar, which has the duo delivering page-one manuscript critiques. 

 The BookFest streams online and is an always free-to-attend two-day event.

The full schedule can be found on The BookFest Website. Join the fun and hang out with the bookish community which includes readers, writers, and industry experts. The BookFest website streams the online event, and it can be found on the Books That Make You YouTube Channel, too.  

 You can also follow The BookFest on Instagram, Facebook Page and Facebook Group. 

If you like winning books, you’re in luck: The Big Bundle of Books Giveaway is back. It is open to entries until Saturday evening of every BookFest. Winners are announced at the conclusion of the Live Author Chats.  

Become a BookFester by signing up for email alerts. You’ll also get the Virtual Gift Bag, which is sent at the end of each BookFest. Packed with free downloads and special offers, it is something all booklovers gotta have. 

Books That Make You is a proud presenting sponsor of The BookFest. The BookFest is produced by Black Château Enterprises 

The BookFest Fall 2022 is presented by The Horror Writers Association and by Bookstagrammers, a platform dedicated to book influencers, plus many other supporters. Visit the Virtual Booths and support the companies and organizations that support The BookFest. 



October 22, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm