West Virginia Book Festival: Colson Whitehead & Eric Eyre

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Presented by the Kanawha County Public Library, the Library Foundation of Kanawha County, the Charleston Gazette-Mail and the West Virginia Humanities Council.
Speakers currently scheduled to appear at the virtual 2021 West Virginia Book Festival. (West Virginia Book Festival)

The West Virginia Book Festival is going virtual! Join us online on October 22nd and 23rd for free livestreamed presentations with bestselling national and local authors as well as writing workshops. In-person events including the annual Used Book Sale, Festival Marketplace, and Word Play for Children will not be held this year. Updated schedules and online details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Our featured authors include two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, children’s author Jon Scieszka, novelist and musician Josh Malerman, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author Eric Eyre, award-winning novelist Denise Giardina, and West Virginia native and author Homer Hickam.

-- from the Festival's Facebook page

"An Evening with Colson Whitehead" will be livestreamed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Friday, October 22. Eric Eyre's presentation will be livestreamed from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 23. For more information on the 2021 West Virginia Book Festival, visit its website here.