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Get Involved - DSM Book Festival

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Authors, Illustrators, Publishers

Interested in becoming a 2023 DSM Book Festival author, publisher or illustrator? Applications for all of these opportunities are now open and will close on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.


Applications for 2023 Festival Merchants are now open. Applications will close on Friday, Jan. 23, 2023.  


 Interested in representing your nonprofit organization at The Festival? Applications for nonprofits are now open. Applications will close on Friday, Jan. 23, 2023.  

Interested in volunteering?

The DSM Book Festival couldn't happen without the support of our volunteers. To learn more about the volunteer opportunities for the 2023 Festival, email Molly Atkins, Events Specialist, at matkins@downtowndsmusa.com.


The DSM Book Festival wouldn't be possible without the generosity of its sponsors. For more information about how you can support this engaging community celebration, contact: 

Kathryn Smith | Director of Community Engagement  

Media Inquiries

Kyle Oppenhuizen  |  Vice President of Communications

2023 Festival Sponsors

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