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Bookmarks Festival Coming September 6 with Several Events Prior to the Festival

 The 10th Bookmarks Festival is coming up September 6 in Winston-Salem, but there are several pre-festival events you might want to consider.  For more information, see
2014 Bookmarks Schedule of Events 
Sunday, August 24 at 2 PM
Film Screening: “Under the Tuscan Sun”
SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 

10th anniversary t shirt designed by author
Edward Hemingway,
Join us for a free screening of the 2003 film starring Diane Lane based on the bestselling book by 2014 Festival author, Frances Mayes.

Thursday, September 4 at 6 PM
Bookmarks presents James Patterson
RJ Reynolds Auditorium, 301 Hawthorne Road

The most prolific and bestselling author of our time is visiting Winston-Salem! Tickets required: $16 (general admission) and $26 (general admission and a signed copy of Middle School: Save Rafe!, Patterson’s newest middle grade book). Patterson will pre-sign a limited quantity of assorted titles to be sold at this event. He will not sign books that evening. Books will be available at the Bookmarks Bookstore onsite before and after the event. Doors open at 5 PM. Tickets required.

Friday, September 5

Eat & Greet with Lisa Leake at 10 AM
Knollwood Baptist Church, 330 Knollwood Street
Attendees will hear from blogger and real food enthusiast, Lisa Leake, whose book, 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love, is filled with advice for grocery shopping and making smart purchases, tips on reading ingredient labels, planning school lunches, and more. Tickets are $27 per person, and include light refreshments and a copy of Leake’s book. Doors open at 9:30 AM. Reservations required.
Presented with support from Knollwood Christian Education
Eat & Greet with Rita Mae Brown at 11:30 AM
Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road
Attendees will hear from Rita Mae Brown, the award-winning author of the Mrs. Murphy, Sister Jane Foxhunting, and Mags Rogers series of mysteries. Brown will share stories from her writing career that has produced more than 100 bestselling books and answer questions from the audience as attendees enjoy lunch. Tickets are $36 per person and include lunch from California Fresh Catering and a copy of Brown's new book Nine Lives to Die. Doors open at 11:00 AM. Reservations required.

Workshop for Writers with J. A. Jance from 1 – 4 PM
F. Borden Hanes, Jr. Conference Room, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts
Writers will have an exclusive opportunity to learn from #1 New York Times bestselling author, J. A. Jance as she leads a Genre Writing 101 Workshop. Tickets are $45 per person and include a copy of Jance's new book, Remains of Innocence. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Reservations required; limited spots.

Artists’ Reception: “Picturing This” – An Exhibit of Illustrators from 5 – 7 PM
Eleanor and Egbert Davis Gallery, Sawtooth School for Visual Arts
Second Floor of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 North Spruce Street
Meet eight artists who also illustrate books! They will reveal their creative processes from inspiration to the finished illustration by showing working sketches, storyboards, and photos and the published book in this exhibit. The artists are; Jennifer Carrasco, Ginnie Conaway, Janis Dougherty, Katie Scarlett Faile, Sean Glover, John Hutton, Carol Moates and Ben Perini. Visit the Gallery and Sawtooth shop weekdays from 10 AM – 7 PM and Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM. Artwork is on display August 15 – September 20.