The Equality State Book Festival is back for its third incarnation on the 24th anniversary of the annual Casper College/ARTCORE Literary Conference. This year, we’ll host 16 authors and illustrators for a vast variety of exciting events on September 24 & 25 in Casper, WY.
Our participants this year include (but are certainly not limited to) 2008 favorite Jack Gantos; award-winning novelists Jaimee Wriston Colbert and John Vernon; children’s author and illustrator extraordinaire Zak Pullen; teaching talent Gene Gagliano; poets Ravi Shankar and Robert Wrigley; Alaskan author and illustrator Ray Troll, and Idaho memoirist Kim Barnes. Nonfiction notable Lee Gutkind, judge of the 2010 Wyoming Arts Council fellowship contest, will join us for the fellowship prize reading, with Casper’s own Nina McConigley and the three fellowship recipients.
Check out all of our participants on the “Authors” page. In addition to the readings, there will be panel discussions, book signings, creative writing craft talks, a gala banquet, and a poetry slam emceed by the ever-popular George Vlastos. Click on the “Events” tab above for more details on all of these dynamic happenings. Registration for the banquet is available at the “Register” tab. (Go to http://www.equalitystatebookfest.com/)