Rain Taxi Review of Books and the Twin Cities Book Festival just keep growing and getting better, introducing readers of every age and literary persuasion, collectors, booksellers and thousands of other visitors to an expanding diversity of writers and publishers. The Fifteenth Annual Twin Cities Book Festival extravaganza will ignite the Minnesota State Fairgrounds all day Saturday, October 17 – with an opening night celebration on Friday evenin
As the programs and exhibits continue to evolve, event planners are sharing the basics, including the rosters of author events, panels, book signings, workshops, storytelling and more.
At present the following adult programming includes these local and globally renowned writers: Jabari Asim, Christian Bok, Susan Cheever, Brian Henry, Leila Lalami, Joe Meno, Nina Revoyr, Craig Thompson, Rupert Thomson and Joy Williams.
Authors scheduled for the Children’s Pavilion include John Coy, Mike Curato, Donale Lemke & Bob Lentz, Tran Thi Minh Phuoc, Stephanie Watson and Mike Wohnoutka.
Writers appearing in the Middle Grade Headquarters include Cecil Castellucci, John Flanagan, Lynne Jonell, D.J. MacHale, Carrie Ryan, Daniel Wallace and Jacqueline West.
Appearing in the Teen Tent are Rebecca Hahn, Tom Isbell, E.K. Johnston, Julie Kagawa, Derek E. Sullivan and Nicola Yoon.
Bios of each of these authors are included on the TCBF website (www.raintaxi.com)
TCBF regulars also know to look for hundreds of exhibitors and once-in-a-lifetime deals on thousands of used and rare books and records.
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TCBF15 is made possible by grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council supported by Legacy funds. The children’s pavilion at TCBF is supported by MELSA. Middle Grade Headquarters and Teen Tent programs are co-sponsored by Red Balloon Bookshop.