2017 Festival Authors

We are delighted to announce our 2017 Festival Author line-up! 

We hope to see you October 13 & 14, 2017. Please join our mailing list for ongoing Festival information!


SOLD OUT! In the Room Where It Happened: An Evening with RON CHERNOW

Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Join “America’s best biographer” and Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow, whose book inspired the musical hit Hamilton, as he discusses his newest biography, Grant. Hailed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as “one of the pre-eminent biographers of his generation,” Chernow dazzles with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant.

Ticket information

  • Adult tickets: $42. Each ticket includes one signed hardcover copy of Grant. Books will be distributed to ticket holders at the venue on the night of the event.
  • Student tickets (with valid student ID): $20. Book not included.


Tickets are General Admission. Event includes author presentation and Q&A.

Read more about Grant and Chernow here.  

Non-fiction authors

Fiction Authors

Young Adult & fantasy authors

Children's authors

Plus music, crafts, writer's workshop, and lots of activities! Full KidFest schedule coming soon.

KidFest Featured Author!

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