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Volunteers sought for West Virginia Book Festival

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Organizers of the West Virginia Book Festival are seeking volunteers to assist with the event. The West Virginia Book Festival, an annual two-day event celebrating books and reading, is scheduled for Oct. 13 and 14 at the Charleston Civic Center.

 Volunteers will help in a variety of ways, including setup, breakdown, assisting authors and presenters and assisting with the used book sale, Festival Marketplace, children's programs, crafts and information tables. The deadline for volunteers to apply is Sept. 1.

 The festival will offer something for all age groups. Several authors are scheduled to participate in book signings, readings, workshops and panel discussions. Activities for children include special programs, crafts and more. Kanawha County Public Library's annual used book sale will be held both days. Admission to the festival is free.

 Volunteer applications are available online at www.wvbookfestival.org. Visit the website or call 304-343-4646, ext. 273, for information.


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