Welcome to the St. George Book Festival!

About the Book Festival:

Welcome to the St. George Book Festival. In 2014, the Utah Humanities Book Festival recognized the St. George Book Festival as its SISTER festival. Making the St. George Book Festival #1 in Southern Utah for literary, author and book expo events. The book festival has also become Southern Utah's signature literary event.

Utah Humanities and Southern Utah Literacy Council have partnered together to bring this annual festival to the St. George community and surrounding areas, allowing us to explore literacy and interact with great writers.

This year, there are over 20 locations all over the State of Utah hosting more than 150 book festival activities throughout October, which is National Book Month, and
annual Utah Humanities Book Festival. The oldest book festival state-wide.

The complete Utah Humanities Book Festival program is available at

Each year, the book festival is a chance for book lovers of all ages and genres to enjoy some great, free-of-charge literary events at locations throughout the St. George community, surrounding areas and state-wide.

Community-Wide Events

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Literacy Charity Dinner 

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It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.  ~ Katherine Patterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia

The night will be one you won't forget as you'll be dining with over a dozen best-selling and award-winning authors in and around Utah, not to mention each ticket you purchase helps our fight against illiteracy in the St. George community and surrounding areas!

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The Writer's Journey: One-Day Workshop 

Location: TBD

 Schedule: TBD

For more information on breakout session and to Sign-up 

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Book Expo Extravaganza

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Missed last year's Book Expo? See the fun from past years below.

What to Expect:

* Readers of all ages and genres will get a chance to meet over 50 prolific authors and presenters

* Enjoy performances by some of our local schools and talented arts community

* Games and bounce houses

* Max the Magician

* Discuss books, the arts, and much more at this year’s Southern Utah premier book and author event!

* Super Hero and Book Charater appearances!

*  Campfire Stories: Become your own storyteller

* There will be drawings for prizes, no purchase necessary!

* Book signings by Best & Award-winning authors

* Writing Contests!

* Goodie bags at the book festival registration table for each family/reader

* Purchase personalized and autographed books for yourself, your family and your friends!

* Carly Wall band performance

FREE to the Public!

For Full Schedule of Events, click here!

Want to know which Authors are coming? Click here!

We want to thank the organizations sponsoring the St. George Book Festival because their support allows us to offer an array of fun and exciting activities and programs during the festival week for festival attendees of all ages to enjoy.


The funding we get from the Utah Humanities would not be possible without their major sponsors: the George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the R. Harold Burton Foundation, Chevron, the Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks Fund, the Utah Office of Tourism, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, The King's English Bookshop, Weller Book Works, Catalyst, SLUG Magazine, The Enterprise, and City Weekly.

Last updated: 09-05-2016