The Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick, will sponsor the Warwick Literary Festival on Sun., Apr. 30. The Festival is a celebration of books, reading and the craft of writing and will honor both national and local authors.
Nine nationally published authors have been invited to discuss their work and sign their books. The authors represent a diverse sampling of genres: exploration of other cultures with Nadia Hashimi (a Warwick Valley High School Alumna) and Mia Alvar; fiction by Matthew Thomas and Louise Miller; Lauren Willig, a 2011 RITA Award winner, will represent romantic suspense; New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore will bring her contemporary suspense novels; and non-fiction and biography will be represented by Laurence Bergreen, Gail Buckland and New York Times bestselling author, Jim De Felice.
The Festival will also feature twelve local authors from Orange County representing many literary genres. These authors will be available throughout the day to sign their work and talk to festival goers.
The bookseller for the event is Ye Olde Warwick Book Shoppe, a Warwick institution and valued Library partner. A portion of the Festival’s proceeds will benefit the Albert Wisner Public Library. Vesuvius Brick Oven Pizza will sell pizza and beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from their food truck on the Library grounds.
For more information and a schedule for author discussions, visit warwickliteraryfestival.org. The Warwick Literary Festival is sponsored in part by generous gifts to the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation. In addition, this project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.