Welcome to the Williamsburg Book Festival

a FREE event for Readers and Writers Celebrating Creativity!


Mark your calendars:

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Stryker Center

412 North Boundary Street
Williamsburg, Virginia

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2017 Festival

New York Times
bestselling author

Kathryn Aalto


Kathryn Aalto is landscape designer, historian, lecturer and a New York Times Bestselling author.

For the past twenty-five years, her focus has been on places where nature and culture intersect: teaching literature of nature and place, designing gardens, and writing about the natural world. She is the author of two books: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood (2015) — a People Magazine Best Pick in Nonfiction and a feature on National Public Radio — and Nature and Human Intervention (2011).

As a writer, she has a special interest in the geography of childhood and literary landscapes.

Reviews of her latest book and her own writing have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune. She gives keynote talks and lectures widely, both nationally and internationally, to arboretums, libraries, historical schools and garden and civic clubs on a range of topics including The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, literature of nature and place and creative nonfiction.


Spring 2017 #RainLit

In collaboration with Triangle Arts & Culture League, the Book Festival has created public literary art.


Want to see #RainLit?

Document your discovery of RainLit with a photo & #RainLit on social media.


City of Williamsburg

Francis St. – between Boundary and Henry

S. Henry St -  between Francis and Ireland

Prince George St – sidewalk behind the churches & at the Triangle Building

Jamestown Rd – sidewalk at Christian Science Reading Room & across from the College of William & Mary

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center on Westover Ave.

Colonial Folk Arts on Bacon Ave.


New Town in James City County

Iron-Bound Gym

Guernsey Tingle Architects

The Corner Pocket

Nautical Dog


The Williamsburg Book Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your support is appreciated.

The festival appreciates the generosity of our sponsors.



Read Local!

Attend & Support Area Authors

The Festival is free & open to the public!

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2016 Program Book

• History • Ghosts • Biographies/Memoirs • How-To • Poetry • Cookbooks • Mystery • Romance • Fiction • Adventure • Children's • Self-Improvement • Young Adult Non-Fiction • Science Fiction • Fantasy • Military • Suspense • Travel



2017 sponsors

Thanks to:

  • Pale Horse Books
  • Triangle Arts & Culture League (TACL)
  • Chesapeake Bay Writers
  • Next Door Neighbors magazine
  • Cherokee McGhee Publishing
  • Old Point National Bank
  • Williamsburg Area Arts Commission
  • York County Arts Commission
Pale Horse Books  
Next Door Neighbors magazine   WAAC  
Cherokee McGhee

The Williamsburg Book Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Your support is vital and greatly appreciated.

Williamsburg Book Festival, Inc. is formed exclusively for charitable and educational and literary purposes. Specifically, the organization hosts promotional and educational events, seminars and workshops that promote and support the craft of literary composure and the exposure of writers to the reading public.