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 in Palm Beach County 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!
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.
I'm thrilled to announce the Read It Write It Book and Writing Festival will be back in 2024. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 15, 2024.
Tables filled up fast last year. Feel free to fill out the interest form to become a featured author, sponsor, or vendor.
Authors at 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.
Authors at 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.
Thank you to our sponsors!