Volunteers are integral to the Book Festival’s success and our event offers a perfect volunteer opportunity for individuals — especially for groups such as book groups, clubs, school organizations, and even businesses. Join the festival fun and know that you’re a part of this important gift to our community.
The Sonoma County Book Festival is seeking 50 adults or high school students to work 2-hour shifts on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Santa Rosa’s Downtown Courthouse Square. For more information or to sign up, contact Volunteer Coordinator Ann Wilkes at email@example.com.
We’ll provide information and directions at a special volunteers’ meeting prior to the festival.
Meet Our Authors Committee
Joan Frank (www.joanfrank.org) is the author of five books of fiction. Her new book of collected essays, Because You Have To: A Writing Life, will be published in September 2012 by the University of Notre Dame Press. She lives and writes in Santa Rosa.
Susan Swartz is a California journalist, author and public radio commentator. She’s been writing about women since she reported on consciousness raising groups and covered a rising star in the women’s movement named Gloria Steinem.
Penny Hastings is a retired journalist and publisher, and co-author of How To Win A Sports Scholarship and author of Sports For Her: A Reference Guide for Teenage Girls. She has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines.
Marylu Downing can be found in her art studio covered in paint, or in front of a monitor working on a writing project. Distractions include the garden, grandchilden and the beauty of West County.
Toni Wilkes is a three-time Pushcart nominee. She has published two books of poetry: Stepping Through Moons and Black Water Beneath a Lid of Ice.
YA Panel Volunteers
Zoe Strickland is a sixteen year-old book reviewer at Zoe’s Book Reviews and intern to young adult author Sarah Ockler. She enjoys reading, writing, and catching up on all things media.
Teen Poetry Slam
Laurie Prothro currentlyworks as the librarian at Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa, and aslibrary consultant for the Roseland School District. She has beencoordinating the children’s program of the Book Festival for five years.