Harris is the first presenter announced for the event, and continues the festival’s recent tradition of getting a major authors to headline the event.
Harris’ appearance at the West Virginia Book Festival is set for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the coliseum at the Civic Center. May said announcements about other authors at this fall’s festival should be coming soon.
“We don’t have any contracts signed yet [other than Harris], but the schedule is pretty much in place, she said.
The festival, which attracted about 7,000 attendees in 2011, is presented annually by the Kanawha County Public Library, West Virginia Humanities Council, The Library Foundation of Kanawha County, The Charleston Gazette and the Charleston Daily Mail.