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A community celebration of books for all ages in the cool pines!

July 22, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mazatzal Hotel and Casino

Free to the public, this event promotes literacy and showcases local and Arizona authors representing many genres of fiction and non-fiction.
Meet 70 authors; enjoy book signings and presentations
Kids can meet “Story Monster” and enjoy story time
Food from local vendors on site
Free entertainment and door prizes
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ANNOUNCEMENT: An Advisory Board to the planning committee of the Payson Book Festival has been formed to help expand the 2017 Payson Book Festival.  

This community literacy project will be presented by the Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Professional Writers on July 22, 2017 in the ballroom of the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino.

Board members are:  Carol Osman Brown and Bing Brown, public relation consultants, Sue Malinski, owner of Western Village: Cristine Royer, community relations director, Majestic Rim Retirement Living; Chris Walsh, financial advisor, Edward Jones.
Their leadership will provide  valuable information and recommendations to the Payson Book Festival planning committee which is led by Connie Cockrell.

 Photos from the 2016 event! And watch a video recap here!

 This literacy project is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities

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RECAP: Watch the video from the 2016 Payson Book Festival!

Click to see scenes from the first Payson Book Festival, July 2015.