CELEBRATING AUTHORS & BOOKS
DEEP VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL
Where Readers and Authors Meet
The Deep Valley Book Festival gets its name from the setting of the beloved Betsy-Tacy children’s books written by Mankato-born author Maud Hart Lovelace.
The Deep Valley Book Festival connects readers and writers in a celebration of literature and literacy. This FREE, 2-day, virtual, festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture.
The Deep Valley Book Festival features dozens of authors, illustrators, publishers, literary organizations, and hundreds of books! Visit with a favorite author or meet a new one, have your book signed, or listen to authors talk about their works. This FREE family event features a full weekend of programs, speakers, panel discussions, book giveaways, YWAC awards, and more.
The Deep Valley Book Festival is organized by an all-volunteer committee of local writers, publishers, and book lovers.
Largest literary festival
of its kind in
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NEW YORK TIMES
New York Times bestselling author Matt Goldman is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for Seinfeld, Ellen, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
He brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to the Nils Shapiro series, which started with his debut novel Gone to Dust. Goldman has been nominated for the Shamus and Nero Wolfe Awards and is a Lariat Award Winner. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and whichever children happen to be around.
See all DVBF authors, illustrators, publishers
and literary organizations in the Author Directory
Two days of Programs and Giveaways!
Become a Festival Friend and be entered into a drawing for a DVBF Friendship Bag (filled with autographed books-$150+ retail value).
Become a Festival Friend at the $25 level for an invitation to an Exclusive Conversation with award-winning author, Matt Goldman and be entered for the DVBF Friendship Bag drawing and more.
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See dozens of new titles available from participating authors.
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