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

Coming – the fourth annual Payson Book Festival

July 21, 2018!

Story Monster with a fan! (Photo DJ Craig)

Mark the date on your calendar for the 4th annual Payson Book Festival! This year’s family-friendly book festival  has tons of activities for kids and families. Authors from throughout the state will sign and sell fiction and non-fiction books of many genres. “Buckshot Dot” will share her original western poetry and songs. Other presenters include Liz Warren, fourth-generation Arizonan and nationally known storyteller, who will spin tales, YA author Jannette Rallison, Science Fiction author J.L. Doty, author and screenwriter Tom Morrison and APW author Patricia Brooks. Kids can meet the Cat in the Hat and Story Monster at storytime sessions.

Arizona authors will sign books and visit with readers. Visitors can enjoy a full schedule of presentations and entertainment. Some authors will speak about their books and the writing craft. Children will enjoy a storytime session with the Cat in the Hat and Story Monster who will be available for photos throughout the day. Jannette Rallison will present her work to teens. More than 20 authors of young adult (YA) and children’s books are participating at this festival.

Fact sheet for the 2018 Payson Book Festival is available here.

Location: Mazatal Hotel and Casino, Payson, AZ.

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2017 Payson Book Festival recap:

The third annual Payson Book Festival attracted 700 and was held on July 22, 2017.

Photos from the 2017 Payson Book Festival


Watch the video from the 2017 Payson Book Festival!

Click here to see photos additional photos from the 2017 event!