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Rocktown Author Festival

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the 2024 Rocktown Author Festival on Saturday, April 13th, from Noon to 4PM at Central Library in downtown Harrisonburg. Come meet 18 local authors (chosen through a competitive application process) as they discuss, sign, and sell their books.
2024 Festival authors include: Cara Sue Achterberg, Ryan B., Everett Brubaker, Heather Cole, Laura Copley, Mollie Cox Bryan, Melodie Davis, P. A. Duncan, H M DuVal, M. K. B. Graham, Carl Hansen, Alan W. Harris, Susan Hasler, Jeff W. Ishee, Sarah Lamb, John Norment, Kywn Townsend Riley, and Greg Wrenn.
The festival is FREE and also includes two panel sessions led by the authors:
Panel Session I: Publishing Paths: Which One is Yours?*
Learn the pros and cons of different publishing routes, from traditional publishing houses, to self-publishing, and the hybrid model in between. Whether you’re a budding novelist or an experienced writer, this session will help you discover the path that best aligns with your literary aspirations and goals. Panelists include: Cara Sue Achterberg, Heather Cole, Mollie Cox Bryan, and M.K.B. Graham. *Advanced registration required at mrlib.org/raf
Panel Session II: From Concept to Page: Bringing Your Ideas to Life*
Learn about the creative process of writing, including practical advice and strategies for transforming abstract concepts into compelling narratives. Hear insights on getting started, overcoming writer’s block, and fostering creativity. Discover techniques for idea development, maintaining momentum, and more. Panelists include: Ryan B., Alan W. Harris, Susan Hasler, and Kwyn Townsend Riley. *Advanced registration required at mrlib.org/raf
Drop in anytime from Noon-4PM to meet the authors. Registration is requested for the two panel sessions. Find complete details and registration links for the panel sessions at mrlib.org/raf.
Join us for this fun annual event celebrating local literature!


April 13
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Massanutten Regional Library
(540) 434-4475
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Massanutten Regional Library
174 S Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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