Schedule of Events

10:00-4:00 p.m.

Meet the Authors & Publishers

Novels / Poetry / Inspiration /History / Fantasy

Memoir / Books for Children of All Ages

Also! Explore resources for writers!


Make Your Book Club Even Better

Moderator Katheryn Lovell has worked as a psychiatric RN, maintained a private practice and taught at both the University of New England and Thomas Nelson College. She also chaired Maine’s Workforce Development Board.  She has written a novel, Ulysses Revisited, and is an active bookclub member.

Panel members:

Janice Leslie is a veteran teacher of drama, speech & English who has adapted plays, novels, & short stories for Readers Theatre.  She is a former high school principal and director of K-12 Curriculum & Instruction, and currently belongs to four book clubs.

Andrew Smith, graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill, is  Williamsburg Regional Library Reader services librarian.

Robert and Lisa Pike  have been co-hosting the Williamsburg Meetup book club for over a decade.  The Meetup presently claims 141 members, and anyone is welcome to join by going to  Bob, who is chairman of the chemistry department at the college of William & Mary, completed graduate school and post-doctorate work at Brown University.  Lisa works as a medical transcriptionist. They were featured in the February 2021 issue of Nextdoor Neighbors Magazine.



Poets Laurete on Stage

Bill Glose.  Winning a war is glory; fighting the war is gory.  Bill lived it and survived to write about it in his powerful style. He was named The Daily Press Poet Laureate, and has won both the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story award and the Main Street Rag Poetry Book award. Glose has published five books plus two poetry chapbooks and edited a short story anthology.

Henry Hart the 17th Virginia Poet Laureate, is the Hickman Professor of Humanities at the College of William and Mary.  In addition to three books of poetry, he has written critical works on Seamus Heaney, Geoffrey Hill, and Robert Lowell. His poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Southern Review, Sewanee Review, Denver Quarterly, and numerous others.

Ed Lull, former naval officer, 4-term president of The Poetry Society of Virginia, writer, teacher, and the force behind the panel, Poets Laureate on Stage, has published six books of poetry and a text entitled Creating Form Poetry: A Poet’s Handbook.

Virginia Laureate Emeritus Ron Smith, holds degrees from the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University in philosophy, English, general humanities, and creative writing. He studied creative writing at Bennington College in Vermont, British drama at  Worcester College, Oxford University, and Renaissance and modern culture and literature at the Ezra Pound Center for Literature in Meran, Italy. He is the author of 4 books of poetry, and his 18-poem sequence "To Ithaca" appeared in the Summer 2002 issue of The Georgia Review.

Sofia Starnes, Virginia Poet Laureate from 2012 to 2014, is the author of six poetry collections, most recently, The Consequence of Moonlight. She has received six Pushcart Prize nominations and the 2001 Poetry Fellowship for the Virginia Commission for the arts.


So You Want To Write A Novel?

Mike Krentz tells you what it takes to write your book. He earned a classical degree in English from the University of San Francisco, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a Master of Public Health Degree from Johns Hopkins University. Following a civilian career as an emergency physician, he rededicated his professional life to serve America’s Navy and Marine Corps. His last active-duty assignment was as 7th Fleet Surgeon on board the flagship, USS BLUE RIDGE, deployed throughout the Western Pacific. He retired to his earliest life passion as a full-time writer. Mike Krentz teaches at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk and  writes character-driven medical and psychological suspense and military fiction. He has published several books, including  Dead Already, “a heart-pounding thriller”; has another novel in press and is under contract for a four-book series.

1:00 - 3:00

Meet Headliner Stephanie Storey

Writers’ Room Producer/Art Historical Novelist.


The Creation of Art in Fiction

Stephanie Storey Key Note Speaker Presentation