On the heels of National Book Lovers Day, and with just six weeks to go before the start of St. Louis’ newest book festival, the organizers of BookFest St. Louis have announced their official 2017 schedule.
The book festival, being held Sept. 21-23 in the city’s Central West End, will feature an exciting mix of author events and activities highlighting the best in sci-fi, memoirs, mystery, young adult fiction and more.
On Sept. 21-23, book lovers from throughout the region will be able to enjoy children’s storytimes, meet & greets, intimate happy hours with participating authors and six different panel discussions at venues throughout the CWE. Additionally, the festival zone will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature live music, demonstrations, local artisans and more.
Headlining the book festival is acclaimed poet, novelist, short story writer and performer Sherman Alexie, who will speak during a ticketed engagement at The Sheldon on Sept. 22. Other can’t-miss events include “Mary Engelbreit from the Archives,” an exhibit at the St. Louis Public Library — Schlafly Branch featuring rarely seen early work by the beloved St. Louis illustrator; Miss Kopp’s High Tea with Amy Stewart, featuring full-service high tea and exclusive presentation by the bestselling mystery author; and Prufrock & Other Observations, an evening performance of T.S. Eliot’s 12 Prufrock poems by a diverse coalition of St. Louis’ best poets.
Click here for the complete BookFest St. Louis schedule and more detailed descriptions. All BookFest St. Louis events are free & open to the public unless otherwise noted.