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Saratoga Book Festival Dates Announced; Submissions Open Through July 15

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Organizers of the Saratoga Book Festival (SBF) announced that despite the festival’s cancellation last year due to the pandemic, they will welcome a live audience for author sessions and panels this fall. Russell Banks will provide the opening keynote address to kick off the festival on Friday, October 15 at 7 p.m. in the City Center in downtown Saratoga Springs. 

“On Saturday we plan to host upwards of a dozen author events around downtown Saratoga at various venues including the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Arts, and Caffe Lena,” noted Ellen Beal, Founder and President of SBF. “Our programming committee expects to spotlight emerging local and regional authors, poets, children’s book authors and illustrators, along with some nationally known bestselling authors upstate New York readers love and appreciate. Readers should anticipate a diverse range of authors, genres, and formats like panels, moderated discussions, interactive programs, accompanied by author readings, signings, and more.”

SBF is accepting submissions of ideas for author panels and sessions until July 15. Authors, agents, publishers, and/or publicists are encouraged to send ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and should include author bio., location, contact information, title, subtitle, publication date, price, page count, press release or galley letter, and ISBN13 for their book(s). 

For more information visit: saratogabookfestival.org. 

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