Nebraska Book Festival

It’s book festival time again in Nebraska!

There will be a celebration of local reading in the capital city soon! On Saturday, June 10, the Nebraska Book Festival returns to Lincoln after a three-year hiatus caused by the pandemic at the Lincoln Foundation Garden and Lincoln City Library Bennett Martin Branch (1415 N Street). 

There will be a performance by the Lincoln music group the String Beans, family reading time, Carla Ketner will speak about her forthcoming children’s book about Ted Kooser, activities, and bookish vendors.  

A literary trivia night will kick off the book festival on Friday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. White Elm Brewing (720 Van Dorn Street) will host the event. 

In addition to keynote addresses, the festival featured a variety of panels and workshops on topics such as writing, publishing, and bookselling. There were also opportunities for children and adults to meet their favorite authors and illustrators, and to get their books signed.

Joy Castro, Dana Fritz, John Mabry, and Matt Mason are among the other featured authors. Visit bookfestival.nebraska.gov/2023 for a complete schedule of events. 

To stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word, the book festival celebrates Nebraska’s literary heritage and contemporary authors. Through the festival, participants gain a deeper understanding of our history, culture, and community by interacting with contemporary writers from our state and its surrounding areas. Nebraska Center for the Book, City of Lincoln Libraries, Nebraska Library Commission, University of Nebraska Press, Francie & Finch Bookshop, and Humanities Nebraska sponsor the festival.

The Nebraska Book Festival is a free event, and it is open to the public. The festival is a great way to celebrate literature and culture, and to learn more about the many talented writers and artists who live in Nebraska.

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