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Neighborhood News: 2015 Boston Book Festival

BBFFor all of you bookworms and writers, or anyone looking to relish in the world of books and authors for a weekend, Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th should have the 2015 Boston Book Festival penciled into your calendar.

Friday kicks off the festival with keynote speaker, Margaret Atwood and then Saturday is filled with speakers, sessions, and readings that anyone can enjoy. There are multiple sessions for writers, including Writer Idol where attendees can bring their personal unpublished manuscripts and get feedback and suggestions from three literary agent judges. There are also sessions for fictional writing and even for grabbing the attention of an online audience. If you have kids with you, there is an array of events for them to attend, including story time with authors from stories such as Peter Rabbit, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and Stellaluna. Kids can also make their own puppet with Dr. Doohickey or see a photography exhibit done through a kids-eye-view. You can even get your music fix in with tons of performances by local artists such as Kate Diaz, RickExpress, Mar-Co, Kyle Thornton & the Company, and Fatima.

Just a few of the astonishing authors who will be speaking throughout the day on Saturday, are Louis Sachar, Libba Bray, Bryan Doerries, Heidi Julavit, Stephen Kurkjian, and Charlotte Gordon. So, whether youre interested in memoirs, history, poems, or even sports, there is something for you to enjoy at the 2015 Boston Book Festival.

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