Monday, August 24, 2009

Meet the Author at the Strange Folk Festival in O'Fallon, IL

Forecast for St. Peters, MO: Sunny, high 81 degrees. Another gorgeous day!

Jodi Caticchio, Chairman, Arts Commission of the City of O’Fallon, Illinois, e-mailed me with information about an opportunity for writers in the metro-St. Louis area. The Strange Folk Festival is one of the Heartland’s largest outdoor indie arts and crafts shows and a FAMILY FRIENDLY event. Festival organizers are looking for local authors to participate FOR FREE in their Author's Pavilion on September 26 and 27.

Authors are invited to sign up for times in two-hour time slots (authors can sign up for two hours, four hours, the whole day, both days, two hours each day, whatever combination). Sign-ups are from 10am-5pm both days.
Authors only get to sell books if they are PERSONALLY there to sign books. No “substitutes” can sell books. Complete author requirements to participate can be found on their website.

The registration form can be filled out online:

This lists the time slots available and will ask for the name of the book the author will be bringing. The local library is handling the sign ups.

Click here for festival information. Deadline to register is August 31. Sounds like fun!


  1. Gotta love the name of this festival!

  2. Hi Pat,
    It is --- well, strange --- isn't it?

  3. I'm with y'all. If I lived in St. Louis, I'd go just because I'm, well, a strange folk. And I KNOW Cathy on a Stick would LOVE it!

  4. Hey Cathy,
    You are right. Cathy on a Stick would fit right in!


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