Published December 4, 2023

We’re delighted to share the poster artwork for the 2024 Virginia Festival of the Book. Designed by Kristy Heilenday, this evocative artwork references early Virginia Festival of the Book posters to commemorate the Festival’s 30th anniversary. Thank you, Kristy!

Kristy Heilenday is an art director and illustrator from Virginia Beach, VA. She received her BFA in Communication Arts from VCU, and currently lives, draws and reads in Seattle, WA. Some of her favorite authors include F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Arthur C. Clarke, Kurt Vonnegut and Zadie Smith.¬†You can see more of Kristy’s work on Instagram, or at her website,

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