SunDAY, APRIL 15
All panels and conversations below take place at Orcas Center, in either the Black Box or on Center Stage. A weekend pass or Sunday 1-Day pass is required for Sunday Panels/Conversations/Workshops. Please visit our Author & Artists page to learn more about our panelists.
Please visit our Lunch Bistro located in the Book Fair (Madrona Room) to purchase a lunch or snacks. For coffee & espresso please visit the Black Box where Mountain Wave Roasters will be pouring drinks.
9:30 to 10:15a—Center Stage
CONVERSATION WITH PULITZER PRIZE-WINNER ADAM JOHNSON
Moderated by Scott Hutchins
9:30 to 10:30a—Black Box
Getting Closer to the Source of Our Food Through Poetry and Prose. Esteemed chefs and writers Andrew Barton, The Myrtlewood Cookbook; Shannon Borg, Chefs on the Farm; Nick O’Connell, contributor to Gourmet, Food and Wine, and Saveur and creator of The Writer's Workshop; and Christina Orchid, Christina’s Cookbook discuss cookbooks, food, wine, and travel writing, and their impact on food culture. Moderated by Iris Graville, BOUNTY: Lopez Island Farmers, Food, and Community.
10:45a to 11:45—Black Box
THE ARTFUL EDITORS
The highly praised Artful Editors (Naomi Kim Eagleson and Todd Summar) discuss how to work with a developmental editor to produce your best manuscript. Award-winning writer and poet, Carolyne Wright, will join them to add her wisdom on editing, too. Wright's most recent poetry collection is This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017), the title poem of which received a Pushcart Prize and was included in Best American Poetry 2009 and the Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses (2010).
10:45a to 11:45—Center Stage
WORLD OF MEMOIR
Regionally beloved memoirists Iris Graville and Elisabeth Eaves, essayist Kaitlyn Teer, and book whisperer and memoirist, Ayn Gailey, discuss their favorite memoirs, their own experiences recounting their lives and the emotional challenges of writing the compelling memoir and getting it to market.
12p to 12:30p—Black Box
CONVERSATION WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR VICTOR LAVALLE
Moderated by Samuel W. Gailey
12:45a to 2p—Center Stage
BOOK TO FILM
Award-winning actress Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings, Reaching for the Moon, Homeland, Thin Red Line), author Willy Vlautin (Motel Life, Lean on Pete), Pulitzer-winner Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall...), and screenwriter Bryan Sipe (Demolition, The Choice) discuss the challenges of adapting books into film and share stories about their own book-to-film projects. Moderated by Ayn Gailey