In 2015, Palm Beach County added another world-class event to its festival roster. Founded by best-selling author Lois Cahall, the Palm Beach Book Festival (561-429-4008) will return April 1-2 with even more panels that explore a writer’s place within the dynamic world of publishing. Day one will take place at Palm Beach Dramaworks and include a woman’s panel with Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the award-winning novel The Deep End of the Ocean.
A mystery panel moderated by Scott Eyman at the inaugural Palm Beach Book Festival
For its second year, the festival finds its way back to the Norton Museum of Art for day two, when it will delve into topics like culture and criticism, crime writing, and war and politics. Also new this year: a contest for aspiring local authors. Two winners—one in fiction and one in nonfiction—will be given tickets to all of the festivities and the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a top literary agent.
Book signing with Alan Cumming
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