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2019 DVBF Program


Main Stage

10:30 am - Behind the Scenes  author panel

11:30 am - It's A Mystery to Me - mystery writers panel

12:30 pm - MN Writes - Authors From the Past panel

1 pm - Derek Anderson presents - The World is Yours

2 pm - Young Writer and Artist Competition Awards

2:30 pm - Jacqueline West presents – The Story Collector

3:30 pm - Passport Prizes

Children's Corner

FREE books to the first 50 children

10:30 am - 1:30 pm - Making Faces face painting & balloon twisting

Children's storytimes and activities all day

Food and beverages are available all day at the event!

FREE Parking


Derek Anderson

Colleen Baldrica

Krista Betcher

Sara Biren

Rebecca Brooks

Kirstin Cronn-Mills

J.D. Delzer
Allen Eskens

Gordon Fredrickson

Jessie Fries

Rhonda Gilliland

Kiersten Hall

Rachael Hanel
Kayla Harren

Julie Holmes

Jill Kalz

Annabelle Lewis
Jeffrey Matthews

Marty Meyer-Gad

Theresa Mieseler

Rachel Moldstad
Colin Mustful
Chris Norbury

Janielle Nordell
Amy Pendino

Megan Cooley Peterson

David Pichaske

Katherine Quie

Joy Riggs

Julie Schrader
Deborah Stevens

Bryce Stenzel

Judy Stoffel

Susan Stradiotto

Joanna Carlson Swanson

Jonathan Sweet

Melody Taylor

Maureen Toonkel

Christopher Valen

Jacqueline West

Jason Willis



Alban Lake Publishing

Betsy-Tacy Society

Blue Earth County Historical Society

Blue Earth County Library
Free Press Media

League of Minnesota Poets
Minnesota Heritage Publishing

Spoon River Poetry Press

The Creative Company

Wanda Gag House Association


to the Deep Valley Book Festival!

L-R: Lorna Landvik and David Geister, 2018 DVBF headliners. Allen Eskens and Faith Sullivan 2017 DVBF headliners.

Past Deep Valley Book Festivals

Thank you to our sponsors, authors and participants, and volunteers for making the Deep Valley Book Festival a great success! 

For photos check our Facebook page.

Past DVBF Headline author presentations

"Living, Laughing and Writing" by Lorna Landvik (2018)

"B is for Battle Cry" by David Geister (2018)

"What If" by Allen Eskens (2017)

"The Community of Writers: Let's All Hang Together" by Faith Sullivan (2017)

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