2016 FESTIVAL PROGRAM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 / 6:00-8:00pm

MEET & GREET AUTHOR EVENT HOSTED BY HHI BMW

  • 6:00pm – Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres

  • 6:15-6:30pm – Opening Remarks from Rockelle Henderson, Founder / Introduction to Binc by Kit Steineway / Introduction to The Literacy Center by Pam Wall

  • 6:30-6:45pm – Reading and Q&A by Ellen Malphrus author of Untying the Moon

  • 6:50-7:10pm – Discussion with Pulitzer-prize winning and New York Times bestselling authors, Nick Chiles and Denene Millner on how they’ve become the preeminent writers for celebrity biographies

  • 7:15-7:30pm – Fun with International Bestselling Author, Sarah Pekkanen as she incorporates publishing-related games into her presentation. One person will win an additional book, and a $50 Amex Gift Card. Sarah will include some storytelling about the publishing process via this format and explain everything from her writing process to nutty things that happen to authors. 

  • 7:30-8:00pm – Book signings and departures

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016 / 10:00am-4:00pm

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL ON CALHOUN STREET

  • 10:05-10:15am - Opening Ceremony:  Thank Authors, Booksellers, Sponsors, Town of Bluffton, Benefactors

  • 10:15-10:45am - Music

  • 10:45-11:00am - Announce Storybook Shoppe

  • 11:00-11:30am - Bente Reading at Storybook Shoppe

  • 11:30am-12:22pm - Author Showcase 1

    • Sarah Pekkanen

    • Denene Millner

    • Richard Lutman

    • Trilby Plants

    • Sheri S. Levy

    • Virginia C. Hart

    • Bernie Schein

    • Maggie Schein

    • Nan Marshall

    • Angela Williams

    • Elaine M. Brown

  • 11:40am-1:00pm - Author Signings

  • 12:30-1:00pm - Music

  • 1:05-2:35pm - Author Showcase 2

    • Ellen Malphrus

    • Nick Chiles

    • Shannon

    • William Walker

    • Carole M. Longmeyer

    • Laura Markovitch

    • Janet Hogan Chapman

    • Stephanie Austin Edwards

    • M.Z. Thwaite

    • Monica Wyrick

    • Elaine Allcut

    • Ann E. Lilly

    • Millie Arlene West

  • 1:15-2:40pm - Authors Signings

  • 2:40pm - Tressa Azarel: HOW TO WRITE AND PUBLISH LIKE A PRO

  • 2:50pm - Ingram Spark: WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO

  • 3:00-3:20 - Author Showcase 3

    • Laurie McCall

    • Elsa Bonstein

    • Robert Lackey

    • Crystal Klimavicz

    • Bill Beltz

    • Judy Fogarty

3:00-3:30pm - Authors Signings

3:30-3:45pm - Prize Raffle, Pat Conroy Literary Center

3:45pm - Closing, Music