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Winnsboro Hosts the Annual Festival of Books

WINNSBORO —Winnsboro Festival of Books 2023 takes place May 6 with activities at Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) and on The Bowery in downtown Winnsboro. The festival is from 9am – 4pm.

The morning will include various children’s activities, readings from children’s book authors, a fun chalk art/activity display, and introduction and registration for the new local chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program. In conjunction with the Imagination library, Robyn McGrath, author of the children’s book on Dolly Parton will be reading and signing in the children’s area.

Author Chris Barton will be at Winnsboro schools on Friday, May 5th, and he will also be at the festival on the 6th.

Approximately 40 published authors of both children’s and adult literature are anticipated to be on site to sell and sign their books throughout the day. Special guests this year will be members of the Fort Worth Poetry Society led by president, Steve Sanders, who will be presenting poetry readings throughout the day.

Winnsboro native Melissa Lenhardt, known for her mystery and historical fiction, will also be participating in the festival. Melissa will head a round-table discussion along with Jenny Martin discussing “The Writer’s Life.”

The mission of WCA’s annual book festival is to bring readers and writers together to share in a myriad of adventures that books offer as they expand knowledge, spark imagination, and encourage life-long learning for people of all ages.

View the full schedule of events at and call (903) 342-0686 for more information.

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