CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Book Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Charleston Civic Center. Events are free. For more information on it and the programs offered, visit www.wvbookfestival.org.
"New Deal Photography: West Virginia's Gift to National Books and Museums": 10 a.m. Presented by Betty Rivard. Room WV 105.
"Settle Session: Sen. Robert C. Byrd: The Last Great Senator": 10 a.m. Presented by David A. Corbin. Conference room 202.
"Captive or Captivate: Inspiring Kids to Reach for Books": 11:30 a.m. Presented by Sarah Dooley. Conference room 202.
ROBERT SABUDA: 1 p.m. The author/artist creates elaborate, intricate pop-up books that delight children of all ages. Room WV 105.
"Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942": 1 p.m. Presented by Christopher Wilkinson. Conference room 202.
CHARLAINE HARRIS: 2:30 p.m. Harris, the author of the Sookie Stackhouse books (the basis for HBO's "True Blood"), will speak and answer questions during "Dead in Dixie: An Afternoon with Charlaine Harris." Coliseum.
Harris will sign books from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and then immediately after her program until 4:30 p.m. Due to time restrictions, autographs are limited to one book per person with no personalization. Those wanting an autograph will get numbered tickets as they enter the coliseum, and groups will be called via ticket number for the signing.
TAMORA PIERCE: 4 p.m. The young adult fantasy author presents "Making It Up As I Go." Room WV 105.
"How to Research and Write a Local History": 4 p.m. Presented by Don Teter. Conference room 202.