2019 Publicity

Jeanne Casella, left, of the Friends of Rim Country Gila Community College board, receives a check for $500 from Ruth Fleming, right, treasurer of the Payson Book Festival. The Arizona Professional Writers, Rim Country Chapter, promoters of the Payson Book Festival, have offered a scholarship each year for the past four years to a student studying communications at GCC.

2018 Book Festival – Fact Sheet

2018 Publicity

2017 Publicity

  • Payson Book Festival thank you! Click link for larger image.
  • Followup story in the July 28, 2017 Payson Roundup: “Payson Book Festival Attracts Children.”

    • Volunteer Appreciation Lunch: Held August 28, 2017. Volunteers received these fun bags!
  • Emily Linkey Receives Recognition Award from Payson Book Festival During the August meeting of Library Friends, Emily Linkey, library director, received a recognition award for promoting children’s literacy and supporting the 2017 Payson Book Festival. The award was a photo of Emily celebrating reading with “Story Monster” at the July event which had 81 AZ authors and drew 700 visitors.Carol Osman Brown, of the Payson Book Festival committee, presented the award and also thanked Library Friends members who volunteered at the event. Linkey staffed the Gila County Library table in the afternoon. On behalf of the libraries, she was delighted to receive a donation of nearly 100 children’s books from Linda Radke, publisher of Story Monsters Ink, a national magazine that goes to teachers, parents and libraries.The Payson Book Festival was presented by the Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Professional Writers in partnership with Majestic Rim Retirement Living. Funding support came from Arizona Humanities and local sponsors.
  • The Payson Town Council named July 22 as Payson Book Festival Day! Carol Osman Brown (left) and Connie Cockrell shown accepting the proclamation from Town Councilman Fred Carpenter.
  • The Payson Roundup 7/21/17 issue welcomes children to the Payson Book Festival!
  • Photos from Blaine Kimball’s July 20 interview on Community Spotlight on KRIM-FM radio with Annemarie Eveland of Payson and Amber Polo of Camp Verde.  (photos by Carol Osman Brown)
  • Photos from KMOG radio host Randy Roberson interviewing Toni Sarcinella and Gail Gorry, best friend and driver for The Cat in the Hat on July 20, 2017. (photos by Bing Brown)
  • Arizona Republic July 17 article on the Payson Book Festival.
  • AZCentral listing for the Payson Book Festival on July 22, held at the Mazatal Casino.
  • The White Mountain Independent July 21 features author Carol Sletten and the Payson Book Festival coming up on July 22.
  • The Payson Roundup, July 18, 2017 issue has an article, “Payson Book Festival this weekend.”
  • The Payson Roundup, July 15, 2017 issue has an article, “Special Presentations at Book Festival.”
  • KRIM-FM is interviewing authors attending the Payson Book Festival. Blaine Kimball shown interviewing several authors
  • The Daily Courier, serving Prescott and Prescott Valley, has an article, “Payson Book Festival includes Prescott and PV authors.”
  • KTAR – 92.3 will host featured author Roger Naylor on July 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the RosieontheHouse show, host by Rosie Romer. Listeners can listen live, online or via app.
  • Stella Pope Duarte, featured author, will be on KTAE – 92.3, host Rosie Romer on July 15 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.. Listeners can listen live, online or via app.
  • Wednesday, July 5, Buckshot Dot, Arizona Author, Cowboy poet and song writer was interviewed on KMOG Radio (1420 AM & 103.3 FM) by host Randy Roberson in Payson. Payson Book Festival committee member Bing Brown provided information about this free family-friendly book festival including its activities.