Scheduled Events
4th Annual Hanover Book Festival - August 1, 2009


Items shown in RED below are of interest to the general public. Items in BLACK are of interest to writers.

Registration for workshops will be open until classes are filled.


8:30 – 9:45 AM   Author & sponsor check-in & set-up
9 – 10 AM WORKSHOP: "Selling Your Book: The Bookseller's Perspective," presented by Kelly Justice of Fountain Bookstore

9 -- 10 AM                 SLUSH FEST!

10 AM – 2 PM    Open to the public for book sales - no admission charge

10 AM     Scholarship Award Presentation

10:15 – 11:00 AM       Juggling Show by Jonathan Austin

11:15 – 12:00 PM       Magic Show by Jonathan Austin

12 – 1 PM          SLUSH FEST!  

12-1 PM WORKSHOP: "What Your English Teacher Never Told You But Should Have (A Workshop for Teens)," presented by Becky Mushko

12 – 2 PM                    Guitar recitation by Jerry Liggan       

1:15 - 2:15 PM WORKSHOP: “Building a Career in Writing,"

presented by Cathy Maxwell, author of over 20 romance novels.

1:30 - 2:00 PM: Children's Story-time with Spike's HERO (an innovative R.E.A.D. program--See information below.)

2:15 - 3:30 PM WORKSHOP: "Screenwriting 101,"

presented by Meredith Cole, author and screenwriter.

2:30 - 3:30 PM WORKSHOP: “Get Plugged In--The Future of Reading & Publishing,” presented by Sandra Dugas, editor from Asylett Press.


R.E.A.D. stands for Reading Education Assistance Dogs ® and is a program started by Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA), a nonprofit organization in Utah, in 1999 with a pilot program in an elementary school in Salt Lake City. They currently have over 800 teams and associated teams across 42 states and Canada.

The mission of the R.E.A.D.® program is to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy dog teams as literacy mentors.

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. But not just any dog. R.E.A.D.® dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children.