2021 6th Edition

Festival Schedule

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Deep Valley Book Festival
6th Edition
Program Schedule 

9:30 am 

welcome 

Doors open for the 6th Edition of the Deep Valley Book Festival

Stop by the Welcome Table to register for drawings, pick up a DVBF program, or become a Festival Friend to be eligible for the grand prize of a DVBF Friendship Bag ($200+ retail value). Tickets for Coffee with Cooked to Death Authors and Lunch with Will Weaver can be purchased at the welcome table if seats available. 

Coffee with "Cooked to Death" authors panel

                  

Moderator: Rhonda Gilliland

Panelists: Carl Brookins, Gary Bush, Kiersten Hall, Christine Husom, Chris Norbury and Barbara Schlichting

Join us for coffee, a sweet roll or jumbo muffin (gluten free option available) and fascinating conversation. These Minnesota mystery writers have pooled their literary powers and culinary acumen to create books full of surprises both deadly and delicious. 

This program is a ticketed event to cover the costs of food. To purchase ticket, click ticket icon.

Space is limited, so please order in advance. 

10:00 am 

Book Drawings

Register for book drawings at the welcome table when you arrive at the festival. Drawings will be held in the conference room at 11:15 am, 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm. Books donated by participating authors.

Become a 2021 Festival Friend and be eligible to win the grand prize of a DVBF Friendship Bag filled with books donated by participating authors. A $250+ value! 

               

11:15 am 

Lunch with will weaver - keynote speaker

The Writer's Life: Just When You Think You've Done It All - presented by Author Will Weaver

Will Weaver recently set aside his own writing in order to bring to life an unpublished memoir by the late and                  beloved Minnesota author Jon Hassler (1933-2008). Discovered in Jon's effects, Days Like Smoke: A Memoir of                    Childhood needed a final edit and a publisher. Will tells the touching story of helping to resurrect this lovely and late      addition to Hassler's body of work.

This program is a ticketed event to cover the costs of food. Three delicious menu options available when

you order a ticket. To purchase ticket, click ticket icon. Space is limited, so please order in advance. 

11:30 am 

1:00 Pm 

Book Drawings

 

Register for book drawings at the welcome table when you arrive at the festival. Drawings will be held in the conference room at 11:15 am, 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm. Books donated by participating authors.

Become a 2021 Festival Friend and be eligible to win the grand prize of a DVBF Friendship Bag filled with books donated by participating authors. A $250+ value! 

1:15 pm 

Joseph NIcollet and the Raiders of the Lost Stone

 

Presented by Jason Lee Willis, author of The Alchemist's Map

What happens when a scientist goes rogue? Unlike the fictional Indiana Jones, Joseph Nicollet was a real scientist who walked away from his career in France to chase after legends and lore on the American Frontier. While the real-life exploits of Nicollet were incredible, Willis will showcase a few of the stranger aspects of Nicollet's mapping tours of Minnesota and the frontier. 

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2:15 pm 

Music with Ms. Regina

Presented by Regina Downing, author of Give a Little Snuggle

Songs for families to sing along and play along! Music that reminds us parents and caregivers to slow down and remember our childhood, and music for littles to enjoy moving, singing, and playing in an emotionally safe space. 

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2:45 pm 

DraWIngs & festival closing

MC: Rachael Hanel & Danelle Erickson

Final Book Drawings of the day and the grand prize DVBF Friendship Bag Drawing.

 

Author tables close at 3 pm.

3:00 pm 

DvbF Young writer & artist competition awards

Presented by YWAC Judges

Join us in the Conference Room for the presentation of the 2021 YWAC awards.

4:00 pm 

Authors After hours - author reception

Join us for an informal author reception in the conference room. All are welcome to attend this social hour. Food and drink available from the Loose Moose menu.  

thank you for attending the 2021 dvbf!

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