Williamsburg Book Festival 

Williamsburg Book Festival
Will be on Saturday, Feb 4 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Stryker Center and Williamsburg Community Building

The Williamsburg Book Festival's mission is to promote and support the art of literary composition in the Williamsburg area and expose writers to the reading public.  Our free event includes authors from various genres, speakers, illustrators, and publishers from Virginia and beyond.  We hope you'll join us for a family-friendly day of celebrating books and book lovers as we fill the Stryker Center and the Williamsburg Community Building.
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The 2023 Membership Renewal form is below. Renewing now lets the Board set the budget for programs in January. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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2022 gala

The All Stars Gala Luncheon at the Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg, Wednesday, November 16 was a stunning success!

    Those attending enjoyed a meal of Autumn Salad, Salmon on Autumn Salad, Prime Rib Panini with fruit, or Chicken Salad Wrap with fruit and a desert of  New York Cheesecake with fresh fruit.

    Fifteen members read their work in the All Stars Contest.

    All Star Contest Winners:
    • Sally Honenberger - FIrst Place
    • Ginny Brock - Second Place
    • Roger Gosden - Third Place and Rick Bailey Humor Award

    The 2022 CBW Golden Nib Contest winners:
    • First Place – “Gossip Central”  Norma I. Cofresí, Ph.D.
    • Second Place – “Green Room”   Denise DeVries  
    • Third Place – "Third Place – “We the People” Sharon Canfield Dorsey
    • First place – "The Treasured House"  Donna-Lin Pratt
    • Second Place –" Happy Jack's"   Peter Stipe
    • Third Place – "The Bloody Altar" Robert L. Webb
    • First Place  – “A Field of Dreams Remembered”   Diana Farrar Caron
    • Second Place – "The Price of Democracy”  Sharon Canfield Dorsey

    All Stars Contest

    The contestants were:

    Patricia Procopi "Old Joe" Fiction
    Peter Stipe   "Guiseppe's"  Fiction
    Diana Farrar Caron "Leonard Baskin's Contempt" Poetry
    Ann Skelton "The Ration Book" Fiction
    Ginny Brock "December 21st" Poetry
    Cindy L. Freeman  "My Angel Incident" Nonfiction
    Sarah Honenberger "Empty Rooms, Crowded Hallways" Fiction
    Mary Shipko "Bewildered" Nonfiction
    Norma Cofresi "Our Daily Bread"
    Roger Gosden "Rehabilitating Peter" Nonfiction
    Peggy Newcomb "A Night to Forge"t Nonfiction
    Sonja McGiboney "A Deadly Love" Fiction
    Susan Williamson "Reptile Peril"  Fiction
    Denise DeVries "Green Room"  Poetry
    Janice Hoffman "These Are the Hands" Poetry

    Attending Luncheon

    Carol J Bova
    Ginny Brock and Karen Kelley
    Elizabeth Brown
    Archie Campbell
    Diana Farrar Caron
    Norma Cofresi & Teo Feliciano
    Pam Crouch
    Denise DeVries
    Sharon Dillon
    Richard Easton
    Cindy Freeman
    Roger Gosden
    Linda & Mark Hallam
    Jan and Ken Hoffman
    Tim Holland
    Sarah Honenberger
    Sonja McGiboney
    Michele Motsko
    Cat Novelliere
    Peggy Newcomb
    Patricia Procopi
    Mary Shipko
    Ann & Rama Skelton
    Peter Stipe
    Charles Sutherland
    Susan Williamson


    Sign up now for your chance to be on the CBW Second Monday Radio Show on Xtra 99.1 FM

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    Neal Steel interviews authors with new books every second Monday of the month.  This is a wonderful, FREE, way to promote your new book.
    Check out some authors that have gone before you.  For more details contact Patti Procopi

    NEW!  See Resources Page for List of Book Reviews from
    Chesapeake Style's Books in Style

    Chesapeake Style Magazine offers Books in Style reviews for authors of recently published books. Members of CBW or its critique groups are encouraged to ask someone request guidelines and write an original 500-word review and send it with a high-resolution image of the book's front cover. Reviews are not limited to members, but CBW folks should take advantage of this special opportunity to share news of your work in issues with a distribution of 10,000 copies in the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Williamsburg.

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