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Welcome to a literary festival focused on the joys of reading!

Welcome to a literary festival focused on the joys of reading!

The Epigraph Literary Festival introduces readers to authors with upcoming books and brings together voices in the literary community for conversations about reading and the literary lifestyle. So attend the classes, join discussions, and be inspired!

"BOOKMARK YOUR FUTURE FAVORITE"

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The Epigraph Literary Festival is a free biannual virtual celebration of everything books, reading, and the literary lifestyle.  We host a Spring Summer festival in April and our Fall Winter festival in September. 

Join us for 3-days of literary fun from September 22nd - 24th, 2022!  We have 50+ authors lined up, some fantastic speakers, fun lifestyle sessions, happy hours, giveaways, plus more.

The best part?  It's a free virtual event!

So register to attend.  We can't wait to see you there!

“Every book begins and ends with other people- the readers who suggest the book to us and encourage us to read it, the talented author who crafted each word, the fascinating individuals we meet inside the pages- and the readers we discuss and share the book with when we finish.”

― DONALYN MILLER

A free community festival where lovers of all things literary gather.

How does this sound?

An opportunity to discover new books, meet authors, and listen to discussions.

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT EPIGRAPH:

Fill your journals and topple your TBR with books that speak to you.

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Attend classes and DIY workshops geared towards the literary lifestyle.

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Revitalize your love for books and reading, and walk away being inspired.

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The art of Book Collecting and Gifting

Creating and Living YOUR best Reading Life!

Crafting, craft ideas for readers, easy DIYs, and organizational tips.

The art of Letter Writing, the joys of snail mail, the benefits of having a pen pal from another part of the world.

Journaling, the different methods, prompts and ideas, and how to start a daily journaling habit.

Hosting and entertaining ideas and tips for your book club and the upcoming holiday season.

In addition to discovering new books, we also have sessions on:

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The 2022 BiblioLifestyle Fall Reading Guide has twenty-seven new releases organized across nine categories.  You’ll also find our minimalist reading list, reading tips, fun things to do at home, along with some fall-themed recipes!

Register today and get our fall reading guide!

Bonus!

Is the festival virtual, in person or both? 

At this time the Epigraph Literary Festival is completely virtual and hosted on Crowdcast.

Frequently Asked Questions

I missed the last event, when is your next festival?

Our 2023 Spring Summer festival will be hosted from April 27th - 29th, 2023. But you can watch our September festival recap HERE.

What time zone is the festival located in? 

We are based in the USA and operating on Eastern Time (GMT-4). New York time is a good reference. 

How much does it cost to attend the festival? 

Festival attendance is free of charge however you will be required to register in order to attend.  

What if I can't attend, will there be replays? 

There will be no replays for our live discussions, classes or happy hours BUT authors sharing their books will be uploaded to our YouTube channel

What is the #EpigraphLitFest Recap Event about?

Our recap event will highlight all the sessions from the 3-day festival in a 70 minute presentation.  Watch our September festival recap HERE.

Do I have to register for each session that I want to attend?

No, you only need to register once to attend one, two or all the available event sessions.  

I have a question or feedback.  How do I get in touch?

We would love to hear from you!  Please send an email to hello [at] epigraphlitfest [dot] com.

Yes, 100% is a Bold Claim but Our Event Schedule has Something for Everyone!

We have 50+ authors lined up to share their new books and sessions on book collecting, crafting, journaling, entertaining, and letter writing. Plus a fun virtual brunch and happy hours to end each day of the festival.

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Author Lineup

2022 - 2023 FALL WINTER FESTIVAL

Victoria is the creator behind BiblioLifestyle and the event organizer for the Epigraph Literary Festival.

Speaker Lineup

Olivia is a crafter and romance reader, sharing book reviews and bookish crafts @randomolive on Instagram.

Peta-Gay is the creator of the #AJournalMood challenge - that encourages everyone to start journaling daily using one word.

Alana was born and raised in San Diego, California and the beach is her happy place. She runs the @wellred.bookclub.

KT lives in beautiful San Francisco, California, compares everything to Gone Girl and prefers ebooks to “real” pages.

Amanda is a Mainer, mom of 3 and lover of memoirs, true crime and the literary fiction everyone else hates.

meet alana
meet peta-gay
meet olivia
meet victoria
MEET AMANDA
MEET kt

Kaylee is a Florida reader, mother of small girls (send help), proud PenGwyns and  breast cancer rocker!

Kristin is an avid reader, primarily of thrillers, suspense and historical novels. She is a blogger and book club leader. 

Missy is an Army spouse and mom.  She is an avid reader and creative spirit. She is a blogger and book club host.

meet kaylee
MEET missy
MEET kristin

2022 - 2023 FALL WINTER FESTIVAL

Leighellen is a photographer, philanthropist, and mom known in the bookworld as Momma Leighellens Book Nook and host of @bookfriendsbookclub.

Francine, aka the Organised Crafterbrain, is a crafter and bookworm who lives in France with her husband and son.

Joanna is the Director for the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club. She is also a writer and artist living in Southern California.

Lisa is the Co-Host of The Friends and Fiction Official book club and a correspondent for nicegirlstv.com.

Brenda Gardner is co-host of the Friends & Fiction Official Book Club and has been a lover of books and libraries since childhood.

Becky is a comedy writer, performer and host of Too Stupid to Live, a podcast that reviews romance novels $5 and under.

meet lisa
meet joanna
meet francine
meet leighellen
MEET BECKY
MEET brenda

Kelly Reynolds is a long-time lover of romance novels, donuts, and yoga pants. She is the host of the Boobies & Noobies podcast.

Allie is a middle school teacher who is a lover of books, history, coffee and Bravo TV.

meet kelly
MEET allie

Festival Day 1

NOVELS WITH THEMES OF FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP

06:00 - 06:30 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

Meet authors Rita Cameron, Gretchen Anthony, Jeannie Zusy, Holly Bourne, Vanessa Miller and Kyla Zhao, and learn more about their new books!

HOW TO:MAKE YOUR OWN BOOKMARKS & BOOK LABELS WITH OLIVIA @RANDOMOLIVE

06:30 - 07:00 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

Olivia will teach a workshop on how to fold and make your corner bookmarks and print your own book labels. Printables will be provided.

FALLING FOR
ROMANCE (PART 1)

07:00 - 07:30 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

Meet authors Jenny L. Howe, RaeAnne Thayne, Jenny Bayliss, Meryl Wilsner, Pepper Basham, and Sophie Sullivan and learn about their new books!

ALL ABOUT COZY MYSTERIES (PART 1)

07:30 - 08:00 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

Meet authors Gretchen Rue, Dorothy Howell, Christina Romeril, Raquel V. Reyes, Christin Brecher, and Ann Claire and learn more about their new books!

RED WINE AND THRILLER TIME HAPPY HOUR

08:00 - 09:30 PM ET

THURS. SEPT 22ND

If you love red wine plus mystery and thriller novels, join Alana and KT from WellRed Book Club and special guests Megan Goldin and Ashley Winstead!

Festival Day 2

DIVING INTO LITERARY FICTION & PAGE-TURNING MEMOIRS

06:00 - 06:30 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Meet authors Laura Warrell, E.M. Tran, Rebecca Woolf and Jessi Hempel, and learn more about their new books!

JOURNALING FOR BEGINNERS WITH PETA-GAY FROM @COMFYCOZYUP

06:30 - 07:00 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Peta-Gay Allen will be teaching a class on journaling, why it's important, different methods, journal prompts and ideas, and how to start daily journaling.

exploring science fiction & fantasy books

07:00 - 07:30 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Meet authors Megan Bannen, Andrea Hairston, Laura Anne Gilman, Olivie Blake, and Paige Crutcher and learn about their new books!

Historical
BOOK Hangover

07:30 - 08:30 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Leighellen, Kristin, and Missy will discuss the historical fiction books that gave them a book hangover with special guests Kristin Beck and Susan Meissner.

Best of Summer bookish HAPPY HOUR

08:30 - 09:30 PM ET

FRI. SEPT 23RD

Join Amanda and Kaylee with a cocktail or mocktail, and let's talk about all the best books you read this summer!

Festival Day 3

BOOK COLLECTING FOR BEGINNERS WITH VICTORIA WOOD

10:00 - 10:30 AM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

In this session, you will learn practical tips on how to get started in book collecting, from finding books to buying them to taking care of them!

ALL ABOUT
MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

10:30 - 11:00 AM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Jilly Gagnon, Katherine St. John, Wanda M. Morris, Lisa Unger, and Kimberly Belle, and learn about their new books!

HOW TO: CREATE HANDMADE HOLIDAY/ CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

11:00 - 11:45 AM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Francine from The Organised Crafterbrain will share some easy DIYs, crafting ideas, and tips for the upcoming holiday season.

it's a book besties
saturday brunch

12:00 pM - 01:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Join Brenda and Lisa with a cocktail or mocktail for a fun discussion about books with special guest author 
Kristina McMorris. 

ALL ABOUT
HISTORICAL FICTION

01:00 - 01:30 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Catherine Adel West, Kristin Beck, Rita Woods, Bárbara Mujica, Ariel Lawhon, Kristina McMorris, Susan Meissner, and Amita Parikh.

ALL ABOUT
YOUNG ADULT FICTION

01:30 - 2:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Tanvi Berwah, Suzanne Park, Lynn Painter, Sophie Gonzales, and Jumata Emill and learn about their new books!

Letter Writing: the Comeback of a Classic

02:00 - 02:30 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Join Joanna of the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club to talk about the resurgence of letter writing. Let's chat about why and how to get started!

FALLING FOR ROMANCE
(PART 2)

02:30 - 03:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Denise Williams, Suzanne Enoch, Therese Beharrie, Jane Igharo, Alexa Martin, and Audrey Burges and learn more about their new books!

LET'S TALK ABOUT
"Hot Romance in the City"

03:00 - 04:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Join romance podcasters Becky Feldman and Kelly Reynolds to talk about romance novels that are set in big cities with special guest Cat Wynn.

ALL ABOUT COZY MYSTERIES (PART 2)

04:00 - 04:30 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Meet authors Colleen Cambridge, Dorothy St. James, Emily J. Edwards, T.G. Herren, and Valona Jones and learn more about their new books!

HOSTING, ENTERTAINING & MAKING PLATES, BOARDS, & SPREADS

04:30 - 05:00 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Victoria shares some stress-free entertaining ideas and tips for your book club and the upcoming holiday season. Plus plate and board demonstrations.

IT'S AN EVERYTHING BOOKS AND BRAVO HAPPY HOUR

05:00 - 06:30 PM ET

SAT. SEPT 24TH

Join Allie and Victoria and special guest Dave Quinn, entertainment journalist, "Housewives Whisperer" and author of Not All Diamonds and Rosé. Plus Bravo fan and author Alexa Martin!