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Shenandoah  Valley Book Fest

Shenandoah Valley Book Fest is almost here, and we couldn't be more excited! Our schedule is pretty much set, but we'll post any updates as needed.

Please note the locations of events. The festival is in many locations in downtown Winchester. 


11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Author book signings and book sales at Winchester Book Gallery's new location, 7 N. Loudoun Street.

9:30 to about 10 a.m. — Children's story time at the Old Town Farmers Market, Taylor Pavilion, 119 N. Loudoun Street, hosted by Handley Library.

10:15 a.m. to noon — Writing discussions at Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly Street, in the Robinson Auditoriu downstairs on lower level. Author Toni Shiloh will discuss diversity in fiction, and Shenandoah University assistant professor Kelley Crowley will talk about how to become a writer after the age of 50.

1 to 3 p.m. — National Novel Writing Month info session and planning workshop at the Hideaway Café, 141 S. Loudoun Street. All ages welcome. For more info, visit www.nanowrimo.org.

3 to 4 p.m. — Teen and young adult fantasy book discussion in Handley Library's Benham Gallery on the lower level. Bring your favorite book, share a few lines, and let us know why it’s your fave!

4 to 5 p.m. — Coffee with an Author expert panel at Eugene B. Smith gallery, 25 N. Loudoun Street. We’ll have experts in writing, editing, and book publishing to answer all your writing-related questions. Free coffee and tea!

All events are free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Handley Robinson Auditorium, Handley Benham Gallery
Handley Library
Family Program  

Event Organizer

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Ann White

Handley Library Operations Manager


540-662-9041 ext 25