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Chisholm Trail Book Festival Announced

Oklahoma author Tonya Shook announces :

Chisholm Trail Book Festival (formerly known as the Border Queen Book Festival) will have it's first event in Duncan, Oklahoma on October 24th at the Fair Grounds. Authors will set up from 7:30 a.m. until opening time at 9 a.m. The book festival will run from 9 until 5 p.m. This event is another "author friendly" book festival that gives authors a break while it benifits the community sponsoring it.

Highlights hone in on Literacy Awareness through an all county essay contest for 8th grade - public schools and home schooled - with awards to be announced during the book festival. A fund raiser meal will also be done in conjunction with this book festival to give further assistance to the community and authors alike. We are preparing for a larger attendance in Duncan.

At present a name registration is needed to reserve your table. All tables will be an aisle table. Being author friendly, it will cost little or nothing for the author and no cost to the public. I will get back with those registered after our next meeting on April 16 to give further information if there will be a small fee or not. You will not be obligated if you sign up for a table. I will contact you later to confirm. No crafts may be for sale unless this unless it is in conjuction with the book you have written. It isn't a craft show but a book festival.

A block of rooms will again be offered with a discount for those needing lodging and information will be given for this after our next meeting hopefully. If you are interested in being a part of this book festival please contact Tonya Holmes Shook at or by phone, 580-439-6912