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Attend The DSM Book Festival 

Headlining Authors

See the confirmed lineup of headlining authors.


2023 DSM Book Festival author and publisher applications are closed. 


Interested in becoming a vendor at the DSM Book Festival? Email Amelia Klatt, Director of Events, at aklatt@downtowndsmusa.com for more information.


Interested in being an entertainer at the DSM Book Festival? Reach out to Amelia Klatt, Director of Events, at aklatt@downtownDSMUSA.com to learn more.


Each year, the DSM Book Festival counts on the help of volunteers to sustain the event. From directing patrons at the Information Booth to taking care of the behind-the-scenes heavy lifting, hundreds of Iowans eagerly take on the challenge to assist this springtime event in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Learn more about volunteering at the DSM Book Festival by emailing Molly Atkins, Events Specialist, at matkins@downtowndsmusa.com.


Interested in being a sponsor of the DSM Book Festival? Contact Kathryn Smith, Director of Community Engagement, at ksmith@dsmpartnership.com.  

2023 Festival Sponsors

Prairie Meadows Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Logo Dotdash Meredith Logo null
Kum and Go Logo Kerry and Linda Killinger Foundation Logo null Bravo Greater Des Moines Logo
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