Our Festival will rotate between 3 counties. 2018-Bedford, 2019-Somerset, 2020-Ebensburg.
Our keynote author reception will be on Friday evening and the Festival on Saturday.
This year’s event is:
September 14, 2018, Friday Evening Keynote Author Reception,
Join us for the first Allegheny Regional Festival of Books with a Friday evening reception featuring Ellen Prentiss Campbell at the historic Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Spend the evening hearing Ellen talk about her book, while enjoying dessert, cordials, music and fundraising for local programs. Advance reservations required.
September 15, 2018, Saturday, Book Festival, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A full day of events will include: Author tents – chat with authors and get their books signed; a children’s tent with numerous activities – every child will receive a free book!; enjoy live storytelling and poetry reading events around town; and beginner and intermediate writing workshops. There is no charge for attending the Festival, registration is required for the writing workshops.
Bedford is known for its diverse shops. Plan to spend some time in town browsing for art, antiques, or specialty food products. There are plenty of places to eat in town, and quality food trucks will also be on site.