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Celebrate The Fun of Reading

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COME CELEBRATE THE FUN OF READING!

 

Great Valley Bookfest in Manteca, CA!

Saturday, Oct 18th 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free admission!

The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley aka Bass Pro Center
Hwy 120 @ Union Road exit 280 ~ Lifestyle Rd., Manteca

 

On Saturday, October 18, readers and revelers will once again gather at Great Valley Bookfest—a fun-filled festival for all! Visitors will enjoy great food and beverages as they meet authors, savor cooking demos, attend live performances, and browse diverse vendor displays. More than 30 authors will speak on six different stages; self-publishing consultations and mini-workshops will be provided for teachers and aspiring writers... and it's free!

The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley Shopping Center provide a beautiful park-like setting for the festivities. The greenspace around the manmade lake is dotted with authors’ tables and tents; the amphitheater is transformed into Storytime Theater. Gourmet food trucks and workshops line the wide pedestrian walkways, and the promenade near the roundabout fountain becomes a street faire filled with a variety of vendors.

To support reading and writing in public schools, the Bookfest leaders are adding many activities for teachers and students, starting with a bookmark design contest in March - April, a class-authored book contest starting in April (Contest deadline is July 31, 2014), lesson-planning sessions for teachers in summer, and classroom activity guides for September. On October 18th, our friends at Great Valley Writing Project will offer free workshops for teachers who attend the Bookfest. (Find more information, click here.)

Bookfest festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with a costume parade; people of all ages are invited to dress up as characters from their favorite books and join the pageant! There's something for everyone, so mark your calendar and join the fun!

GVBF Logo Square

 

Mission Statement: The Great Valley Bookfest is a family-friendly festival that celebrates literacy and promotes the written word in the heart of California's Central Valley.

 

Banner art, 2013

 

 
 

Schools/Educators/Students

 

Do you want to make reading accessible and fun for all? 

 

Join other top educators who will participate in Great Valley Bookfest, a nonprofit festival for central valley book lovers.

 

Click Here to Learn More

Thank You Sponsors

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors who help 

 Celebrate the Fun of Reading at the Great Valley Book Festival!

 

Free Admission!!!
Great Valley Bookfest
Activities Include:

 

- Costume Parade Kickoff
- Over 30 Authors on 5 Stages
- Booksellers (New & Used)
- Writers Workshop
- Self Publishing Seminar
- Slam Poetry Performances
- Cooking Demos
- Food & Beverages
- Arts & Crafts
Contributions
The Great Valley Bookfest is a small, non-profit organization. We are grateful to all who contribute to ensure that the festival is free to all.




or please send donations to the address below:

Great Valley Bookfest

P.O. Box 2188

Manteca, CA 95336

Our Festival Location
The Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley (aka Bass Pro Center)
Highway 120 at Union Rd exit
280 Lifestyle Road
Manteca, CA 95337


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