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PROGRAMS

Author Panels and Book Signings

The UCF Book Festival hosts renowned national and local authors annually. With many author panel presentations scheduled, participants have a variety of sessions to choose from that promise to be exciting for readers of all ages. Keynote, author panel discussions, book signings, and readings are planned with participating authors.

 

 

 

Children’s Zone

The Children Zone is designed for children of all ages. Exciting and engaging literary activities are scheduled throughout the day. Children can expect a day of meeting book characters, petting therapy horses, listening to authors read aloud, tasting yummy treats, posing with a Star Wars Character, and much more. Early literacy screenings are available from Nemours Children’s Hospital.

The Scholastic Book Fair is stationed at the Children’s Zone where parents and children purchase books.

 

Cooking Demonstrations

Join local and national chefs as they demonstrate how to cook their famous recipes. Samples and recipe cards are often provided. You may even be invited up on stage to participate!

 

 

 





Learn How to Write A Novel with James O. Born

Join James O. Born, author of Scent of Murder and Border War (with Lou Dobbs), at the 6th Annual UCF Book Festival to learn the basics of writing a novel. From researching topics to dealing with writer's block, Born will share with you tips and tricks from his experience to help you create (and finish) your own masterpiece.

This is a free event, but space is limited and registration is recommended.

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Teen's Zone

The 6th Annual UCF Book Festival is offering two Teen activities. 

UCF Teen Writing Workshop (Ages 13–18)

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The UCF Teen Writing Workshop offers a small-group workshop environment where we will use fun, inspiring and intriguing writing activities for teens interested in developing their creative writing skills.  Over the course of the workshop, participants will be encouraged to explore their own creative writing abilities.  The UCF Teen Writing Workshop provides: Interaction with UCF Faculty, Small-Group Writing Activities, Feedback from Peers, Experienced Writers and Published Young Adult Authors, Inspiration, The Opportunity to Share Your Work for an Audience.

   

Camp Half Blood Live Action Game (Grades 5th – 12th)

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Presented by UCF’s Curriculum Materials Center
The game offers a series of simulations to determine your faction or your divergence, an opportunity to wage battle to bring order to the world, and an opportunity for your friends to form teams.  grade students. 

Free Book Appraisals

The UCF Book Festival is pleased to welcome Evelyn Walters Pettit as our appraiser for the 5th Annual UCF Book Festival. Ms. Pettit comes to us from Brandywine Books in Winter Park, Florida. As an experienced antiquarian dealer, Ms. Pettit specializes in old and rare books. Visit the Brandywine Books vendor booth at the UCF Book Festival Marketplace for an informal appraisal of your collection.

Visit Brandywine Books online at www.brandywinebooks.com for more information.