Schlow Centre Region Library will host its annual BookFest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the BookFest tent in the library’s parking lot.
Since debuting 2009, BookFest has become an annual part of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.
A former French teacher, a cartoonist, a developmental psychologist and a former Army officer are among the 18 artists and authors who are part of this year’s BookFest 2017: Comics to Cozies. The event celebrates genre fiction and fans of mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, comics, graphic novels, children’s fiction and more. Art and books will be for sale at the BookFest tent. Visitors also can meet and have the art and books signed by the artists and authors who created them.
The featured artists and authors include areyoshi, Maureen Baggett, Judy Ann Davis, Lindsay Detwiler, Robert Hack, J.M. Hackman, Lenore Hart, Denise Kaminsky, Gayle Krause, Jason Lenox, Jodi Moore, Carrie Anne Noble, John Kelly Poorman, Jim Rugg, Sarah K. Stephens, Finch Vandivier, Brooke Welsh and David Wimer.
BookFest also presents special activities, including a pop culture costume contest from 10 to 11 a.m., a character creation workshop with areyoshi from noon to 2 p.m. and caricatures by local artist Seth Young from noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit www.arts-festival.com/bookfest.