New Smyrna Beach Book Festival

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on September 25, 2014

The New Smyrna Beach Book Festival will take place on October 4th and October 5th beachside. The festival features over a dozen authors representing seven states and multiple Florida Book Award winners.

Author sessions begin at 11:00am on both Saturday and Sunday taking place at The Islander Beach Resort on Atlantic Avenue. Sessions will include author instructions, book sales, book signings and presentations on such topics as inspiration for the book, description of plot and characters, dialog readings as well as questions and answers. In addition to selling the featured books at the session, all of the Festival’s books will be for sale at the Festival Book Store at Islander Beach Resort both days of the festival.

The Festival also offers two free Writers Workshop Panel Discussions Saturday at 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The panel discussions will focus on a variety of topics, from plot and character development to advice to aspiring writers on getting published, and more.

This year’s New Smyrna Beach Book Festival also offers a special Children’s Book component, which runs concurrently to the traditional festival, taking place on Saturday, October 4th on the pool deck at The Islander Beach Resort.

On Saturday night of the festival, a special happy hour social meet-and-greet will take place with all of the authors in attendance in a casual setting at Toni & Joe’s located at 309 Buenos Aires St, NSB.

For more festival information and special Beach Weeks/Book Festival accommodations call the New Smyrna Beach Visitors Center at 1-800-541-9621. The Islander Beach Resort is located at 1601 South Atlantic Avenue.

For a detailed schedule that includes book descriptions and author mini-biographies go to and click the NSB Book Festival prompt or Text “AUTHOR” to 40691 for a detailed schedule on your smart phone.

The official webpage is available here.

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