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Ways To Participate in The 2013 Virginia Festival of the Book

Authors, Publishers & Participants

We are no longer accepting participant applications for the 2013 Festival.  Applications for 2014 will be available online in late May with an October 1, 2013 deadline.


Schools, organizations, agencies or groups that want to host a Festival event being created by the Festival should contact Festival staff.

Adult Programs

The deadline for submitting programs applications for adult programs is October 1.

School/Youth Programs

Annual Book Fair

The Annual Book Fair is March 23 in the Omni Charlottesville atrium amid Crime Wave mystery events and Publishing Day events.  All vendor tables have been reserved. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, register here >>  


The Virginia Festival of the Book is run largely by volunteers. From handling the programs on-site to office support, from stuffing envelopes to helping set up for participant presentations, the volunteers form the backbone of the festival. VABook! always appreciates hearing from people who'd like to become involved.

Sponsor a Program

The Virginia Festival of the Book welcomes inquiries about cash and in-kind sponsorships.   Contact VFH Center for the Book Director Susan Coleman at [] or 434-982-2983 to find out how your organization can be a part of the largest educational book event in the mid-Atlantic.

Benefits vary with the event and size of sponsorship and may include: name and logo displayed on the website and in printed materials; name and logo displayed at the event; public announcement of sponsorships; complimentary tickets and special seating, as well as other benefits.

Make a Contribution

Those wishing to make individual contributions to the support of the Festival may do so online, or by sending a check made out to the "Virginia Foundation for the Humanities" to the festival address. Please indicate (in the remark line) that a donation is intended for the Festival ("VABook!").

Learn More about How to Give.