BookFest is Saturday, June 23!

BookFest is just one week from Saturday. This year, there are dozens of emerging authors, great featured authors, two luncheons, and a New York Times-bestselling keynote speaker. Check out the program and visit for full details.

Audience Members Listen to Male Speaker at BookFest


8-9:30 Breakfast Program For Authors: “Promoting Yourself as a Writer“ Glen Ellyn Public Library
10-1 Authors Under the Tent (In a Grassy Lot Just West of Citibank at Approximately 468 Duane Street) Downtown Glen Ellyn
10-11 Children’s Program with Author Jim Aylesworth The Bookstore
11:30-1 Children’s Luncheon with Marianne Malone Glen Oak Restaurant
11:30-1 Ladies’ Luncheon: A Panel of Female Authors Will Enlighten Attendees Glen Ellyn Public Library
1:15-2 PitchFest, Hosted by Author! Author! Glen Ellyn Public Library
2-3 Keynote Presentation with David Finch, Bestselling Author of The Journal of Best Practices  Glen Ellyn Public Library
2:30-3:30 Teen Program Featuring M. Molly Backes, author of The Princesses of Iowa Asian Pearl Restaurant

Ladies’ Luncheon Details & Menu
Buy tickets for the ladies luncheon. | View details about the ladies luncheon.

Boxed lunches will be provided by The Patio and will cost $10. Each lunch box includes your choice of sandwich, a bottled beverage (soda, water, tea), a side salad and a dessert. The three sandwich options are turkey, roast beef, and vegetable.

Children’s Luncheon Details
Buy tickets for the children’s luncheon. | View details about the children’s luncheon.

The children’s luncheon will be held at Glen Oak Restaurant this year.  Tickets are limited to 30 attendees total. Author Marianne Malone will be in attendance to discuss her second book, Stealing Magic. All menu items are based on Malone’s book and its characters.

At least one member of each party in attendance at the children’s luncheon must purchase a copy of Marianne’s book, for a total luncheon ticket price of $30. All other members of each party will only pay $12 for the luncheon.

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