Hosted by the Memphis Public Library, the third annual Bookstock
festival on October 5, 2013, will offer book lovers the
chance to meet forty local authors who represent a range of genres, from
current affairs to children’s fiction. Last year more than 2,000 people
attended the free event, which includes the opportunity to buy books by
regional writers—including Julie Cantrell, Eric Barnes, Joy Bateman,
Calvin Dean, Marie Flowers, Deborah Sprinkle, Heather Stephens, and
Christin Webb—as well as to take part in activities that include a
children’s scavenger hunt for authors’ signatures, cooking
demonstrations, and a keynote speech by Philip Mudd, author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda.
Bookstock runs from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Mudd is schedule to speak at 1:30 pm.