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Read It Write It 2024 Attending Authors

  • Author Talks & Book Signings: Meet renowned authors and gain insight into their creative processes. Get your books signed and engage in thought-provoking discussions.

  • Writing Workshops: Hone your writing skills with interactive workshops led by experienced writers and industry experts. From storytelling to poetry, there's something for everyone.

  • Book Fair: Explore a diverse range of books from local and national authors. Find your next favorite read or discover hidden literary gems.

  • Panel Discussions: Engage in meaningful conversations about literature, publishing, and the power of storytelling in our society.

  • Literary Open Mic: Share your own writing or enjoy the creativity of fellow attendees during our open mic sessions. All voices are welcome!

  • Community Engagement: Connect with local libraries, literacy organizations, and writing groups to discover ongoing opportunities to nurture your passion for books and writing.

 Mission Statement:

Read It Write It is more than just a festival; it's a journey through the world of words. Our mission is to elevate literacy and ignite a passion for writing in individuals of all ages. We believe that books and the art of writing hold the keys to personal growth, creativity, and a deeper connection to the world around us. Join us for a day of inspiration, education, and celebration of the written word!

Read It Write It 2024

Writing Competition

The Read It Write It Writing Competition—a celebration of literary talent and creative expression! Open to writers of all ages, our competition invites you to weave your tales and craft your verses in the realms of short fiction and poetry (1500 words or less). Whether you're a seasoned wordsmith or a budding storyteller, this is your chance to shine. With separate categories for youth and adults, we aim to inspire and recognize diverse voices from every corner. Best of all, entry is free! Join us as we delve into the magic of storytelling, where prizes await those whose words captivate our hearts and minds. Don't miss your opportunity to become part of our vibrant writing community. Submit your masterpiece today and let your creativity soar!

Deadline June 9, 2024

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VIP Reader Passes are now available until June 12, 2024.

This $15 all-access pass is discounted until May 31, 2024 and includes VIP seating for genre panels at the main stage.  Access to writing workshops, private readings, and Q&A with the authors as well as some fun games to help readers connect with new authors. VIP Reader Pass holders will also receive a Read It Write It 2024 tote bag with goodies to hold all of your new TBR books and free beverages throughout the day.

From the desk of Heidi Hess...

Tables sold out in a matter of weeks and while I am 
extremely grateful, I hate to see anyone miss out. There are other ways to participate in the fun:  become a sponsor, volunteer your time, or sign up for next year.

There is a waitlist for 2024 and should anyone cancel, I'll be contacting authors on the list who still wish to participate. 

Click the button below to get more information about becoming a sponsor, a volunteer, to get on the waitlist for 2024 or to sign up for Read It Write It 2025. 

 

 

Read It Write It 2023 

Year Two of Read It Write It Book and Writing Festival happened on Saturday, February 25, 2023 and found a home at The Mall at Wellington Green. It's a beautiful space and the staff was fantastic. 

This year's authors and panels were diverse. There was everything from Secrets Every Author Should Know to How to Write Your Memoir and of course a special Flamenco Dance performance by author Sandra Samore.

The guest authors were a list of who's who in the writing world: Lynessa Layne, Steve Altier, Tess Combs, Betty Rafter, Kiera Yore to name a few.   

Read It Write It 2022

The inaugural Read It Write It Book and Writing Festival was held at the Boynton Beach Mall on Saturday, February 26, 2022. 
Authors in attendance were Mel Taylor, C.A. Miconi, Shelia Fowler, Denise Marsh, Steve Altier, Nancy Nau Sullivan, Edward Laden SR, John Cookman, Hartley Barnes, D.E. Knight, Jamie Engle, Bob Brink, Wayward Cat Press, and Neon Sunrise Publishing just to name a few. 

This free event was open to the public and included book signings, poetry reading, writing workshops, genre-specific panels, and 
activities for the kids. 

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