2018 Festival Authors

We are delighted to announce our 2018 author roster! 

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Keynote - SOLD OUT

Every Day Is Extra: An Evening with JOHN KERRY

Photo by Kelly Campbell

Join Former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry as he discusses his new memoir, Every Day Is Extra. Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life—from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, and Secretary of State for four years—and reflects upon some of the most important events of our recent history.


Ticket information

  • Adult tickets: $50. Each ticket includes one bookplate-signed hardcover copy of Every Day Is Extra (a $35 value). Books will be distributed to ticket holders at the venue on the night of the event.
  • Student tickets (with valid student ID): $25. Book not included.

SOLD OUT

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


Every Day Is Extra is Kerry’s passionate, insightful, sometimes funny, always moving account of his life. Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington.


John Forbes Kerry is a former Secretary of State and five-term U.S. Senator. Kerry is the author of Every Day Is ExtraA Call to Service: My Vision for a Better AmericaThe New War, and the best-selling This Moment on Earth. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs at Yale University as well as the inaugural Visiting Distinguished Statesman for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, have two daughters, three sons, and seven grandchildren.

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Non-fiction authors

FICTION authors

fantasy & young adult authors

LAINI TAYLOR

YA Featured Author

CHILDREN'S AUTHORS & illustrators

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

MATT DE LA PEÑA & CHRISTIAN ROBINSON
KidFest Featured Author/Illustrator!