WW2: Memories of Valor

Third Annual Festival of Books

October 23rd and 24th, 2014

Swing Dance Social

Swing dance and socialize, it’s swing dance time at the Pavilion. Don’t know how? Come at 6:30 for a quick lesson. Already know? Join in at 7. We will also be recognizing veterans from all branches of the service. Tickets will be available through BrownPaperTickets.com

Book Festival

We are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Puyallup Festival of Books, October 23rd – 24th. This year’s theme is WW2-Memories of Valor. Festivities will start in September with artist-in-residence Chris Demarest, who will doing a 3-month residency at the Puyallup Public Library as part of his World War II Portrait Journey. The public isView Event

Author Anthony Doerr

Puyallup Public Library welcomes award-winning author Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See ) as part of the 2015 Puyallup Festival of Books. He will deliver the 3rd Annual Jim Taylor Memorial Lecture. The event will take place at the Pioneer Park Pavilion, and tickets will be available in September. Books will be availableView Event

Local Author Festival

Discover local authors–this Local Author Festival offers a little something for everyone! We are very excited to offer our community of readers and writers this opportunity to support and connect with local authors. Participants are invited to drop in and enjoy light refreshments while having the opportunity to meet local authors. These authors represent aView Event

Kevin Emerson

Kevin Emerson

Kevin Emerson is an author of middle grade and YA fiction. Besides Exile, he has written The Fellowship For Alien Detection and the vampire series Oliver Nocturne. He is also a musician. He is a member of Central Services’ The Board of Education, a band that sings educational music for kids and whose songs haveView Author

Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan write books about kids and teenagers. He was born on July 4, 1969 on an Army base in Missouri. His dad got out of the Army when he was a year old and his older sister was five. He spent the rest of his childhood in Staten Island, NY.View Author

Mark Huntley Parsons

Mark Huntley Parsons

MARK PARSONS has been a drummer since 7th grade when he saved $100 from his paper route to buy a used drumset, and he’s been pounding away ever since. He’s a long-standing contributor for Modern Drummer magazineView Author

Wendelin Van Draanen

Wendelin Van Draanen

Books have always been a part of Wendelin Van Draanen’s life. Her mother taught her to read at an early age, and she has fond memories of story time with her father, when she and her brothers would cuddle up around him and listen to him readView Author

The Puyallup Festival of Books brings world class Authors together for a weekend of fun, learning, exploring and education.