Festival Schedule

Saturday Festival Schedule

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9:45 am CST

LIVE

Welcome to the Deep Valley Virtual Book Festival

Kick off the festival with a live welcome from MCs Rachael Hanel and Danelle Erickson. Join in and let us know where you are, wherever you are! With live shout-outs to attendees and exciting announcements. It's time to let the celebration begin!

REGISTRATION LINK:
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10:00 am CST

Pre-recorded

Behind the Scenes

Fiction Writers Panel

Fiction writers discuss the writing process, from idea conception to publication. Topics of discussion include looking for ideas, working from an outline (or not), and deciding when the time is right to publish.

Panelists: Sara Biren, Raven Eckman, Kiersten Hall, Emma Lydia Niebuhr, and Susan Stradiotto

Moderator: Chelsea Farr

EVENT LINK:
https://youtu.be/Ks7pOkXOJBc

11:00 am CST

Pre-recorded

Writing the Truth

Nonfiction and Memoir Writers Panel

Nonfiction and memoir writers discuss writing about real events and people, and some of the unique challenges posed by writing real stories.

Panelists: Christine Bauer, Phyllis Cole-Dai, Mary Losure, Joy Riggs, Jonathan Sweet

Moderator: Rachael Hanel

EVENT LINK:
https://youtu.be/pzPqtBNwFt0

12:00 pm CST

Pre-recorded

It's a Mystery to Me

Mystery Writers Panel

Mystery writers discuss how they craft a compelling mystery story and where their inspiration comes from.

Panelists: Amy Gregg, Julie Holmes, and Brian Lutterman

Moderator: Chris Norbury

EVENT LINK:
https://youtu.be/ZgRB5hhjalk

1:00 pm CST

Pre-recorded

The Art of Illustration

Illustrator Panel

Illustrators speak about their work creating picture books or art that accompany the written word.

Panelists: Ingrid Kallick, Eileen Rudisill Miller, Kayla Olson-Surface

Moderator: Ann Rosenquist Fee

EVENT LINK:
https://youtu.be/qsu6XpFWVE8

2:00 pm CST

Live

Live Q&A with Festival Authors

Deep Valley Book Festival authors will be available to answer audience questions about the writing process, the path to publication, and the writing life.

Panelists: Christine Bauer, T. Aaron Cisco, Phyllis Cole-Dai, Anika Fajardo, Mary Losure, Brian Lutterman, Marty Meyer-Gad, Linda Miller, Chris Norbury, Kathryn Sullivan

Moderator: Rachael Hanel

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q5DEM3xRT9WM92xnCn8poQ

2:00 pm CST

Live

4:00 pm CST

Pre-recorded

3:00 pm CST

Pre-recorded

Keynote Speaker: Matt Goldman

A conversation with award-winning author, Matt Goldman on his life, his writing, and his books.

Interview with Rachael Hanel

EVENT LINK:
https://youtu.be/tkLqJQzzIqc

2:00 pm CST

Live

4:00 pm CST

Pre-recorded

4:00 pm CST

Pre-recorded

Writing History

History Writers Panel

History provides rich fodder for stories, both real and fictionalized. These authors will discuss how they use history as the basis for their writing.

Panelists: Susan Hvistendahl, Terri Karsten, Joy Riggs, Bryce Stenzel, Dale Swanson

Moderator: Danelle Erickson

EVENT LINK:
https://youtu.be/_zEVLlGZepo

2:00 pm CST

Live

4:00 pm CST

Pre-recorded

5:00 pm CST

Pre-recorded

Not Quite a Kid, Not Quite an Adult

Young Adult Writers Panel

Writers for the young adult audience discuss the unique characteristics that distinguish young adult fiction from adult fiction, and some of the topics that appeal to today's audiences. 

Panelists: Jerry Hines, Margi Preus, Kathryn Sullivan, Selma P. Verde

Moderator: Kirstin Cronn-Mills and Rebecca Fjelland Davis

EVENT LINK:
https://youtu.be/H25BEb3qufw

6:00 pm CST

LIVE

Announcements and Closing 

Special Announcements by MCs Rachael Hanel and Danelle Erickson

We hope you enjoyed today's programs and will join us for Day 2 of the DVBF!

Thank you for joining us.

REGISTRATION LINK:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_34Z7wDLuQC2fMUWeBCLo5g

7:00 pm CST

LIVE

Exclusive with Matt Goldman

(Invitation Only)

An intimate conversation with award-winning author, Matt Goldman.

Become a Festival Friend to participate in this exclusive event

Moderator: Rachael Hanel

INVITATION ONLY - Check out Sponsorships to find out how to get an invitation.

10:45 am CST

Sunday, Oct. 4

Join us for Day 2

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