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Authors at the Festival 

Come celebrate your favorite authors with us at the 2020 DSM Book Festival! From our famous locals to internationally-acclaimed writers, join us to hear about their inspirations for their well-loved and well-read books.

Admission is free! Upgrade to VIP access during the author presentations for premier seating, an autographed book and more. Additional enhanced workshops with limited seating, as well as admission to the Des Moines Storytellers Project, are also available for purchase.

Local authors applications for the 2020 Festival will be available Friday, November 1.

Become a VIP

Reserve your seat now for your favorite headlining author! All VIPs will have access to the DSM Book Festival Suite, which includes a private bar and light fare — headlining authors may make appearances in the Suite throughout the day!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors: