Meet Todd Mildfelt and David D. Schafer at the Kansas Book Festival

Washburn University 1719 Plass Topeka, KS 66621

On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024, the 13th annual Kansas Book Festival will take place at Washburn University, hosted by the Washburn Library. In the late spring of 2024 we will post the new program, but if you want to see what took place in 2023, click here.

The 2024 Festival will bring another amazing lineup of 50 authors, including NYTimes Bestsellers and winners of national book awards. Their presentations will cover fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and children’s fiction. The festival will also feature outdoor performances, a book-art exhibit, food trucks, and exhibitor tents with 35 publishers, nonprofits, and individual authors.

The Kansas Book Festival is for all ages and interests, and all events are free.  A number of presentations and performances are aimed at little ones!  For instance, we host the youth awards of the Kansas Authors Club, a high school poetry slam, and a presentation by the winner of the Bill Martin Jr Picture Book Award.  We also offer outdoor children’s activities in partnership with the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, the Mulvane Art Lab, and Paper June Bookstore.  Come join the fun!