Free admission!  Come meet authors of all genres of books and stay for lunch.

  Bring your kids to enjoy Bounce-a-Lot-Entertainment's inflatables!

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Over 30 authors will be selling signed copies of their books

Oklahoma publishers

Enjoy a day of entertainment!

Author readings

Chicken and Noodle lunch

The Northern Oklahoma Literaray Arts Book Festival

Marland Grand Home

1000 E. Grand Ave.

Ponca City, Oklahoma

Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Nan's Country Kitchen 

will be serving lunch!  Enjoy a plate of chicken and 

noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, a bread roll and a drink all for $7.00! 


Are you an author or publisher who would like to participate in this event?  Please click on the Registration Form to sign up!

No erotica or highly controversial subjects, please.

REGISTRATION IS FULL.  Contact me if you want to be put on the waiting list.  Last year there were several cancelations due to illness and many on the list got a spot.

Registration Instructions:

 For more information, contact Eyvonna Rains

Book Festival discussion page:!/event.php?eid=120414258031328

To see a list of 2011 authors, their books, and a short blurb, open the file:

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Sponsored by these Ponca City businesses:

The Master's Touch Christian Bookstore

Ann Bandy State Farm Insurance

Baskin, Stevens and Freeland 

RCB Bank

Holmes, Yates, Taylor and Johnson Attorneys at Law

Logo by Visual Solutions

Read the article about the 2011 book festival in the Ponca City News:

Author's Award Dinner 

Guest Speaker Vivian Zabel

Directly following the book festival, all participating authors, publishers, and their guests are invited to join us for dinner where the Best of Show winner will be presented with his or her award. 

The guest speaker at this year's award dinner will be Vivian Zabel,

President of 4RV Publishing, author, and editor.

At present, Vivian has seven books to her credit, two co-authored. Her latest books are Prairie Dog Cowboy (written under the name V. Gilbert Zabel), Midnight Hours (written under the name Vivian Gilbert Zabel), and Stolen, released in November 2010. 

            As an editor for over thirty-five years, an English and writing teacher for nearly thirty years; an author with poetry, articles, short stories, and novels published over a span of forty-two years;  and the head of a small publishing company for over four years, Vivian Zabel experienced both sides of the submission experience.  In fact, since all submissions to 4RV go to acquisition editors anonymously, one of her submissions was rejected; yes, she was rejected by her own company.

            Her publishing company 4RV Publishing produced the Oklahoma Book Award winner in fiction for 2010: Confessions of a Former Rock Queen by Kirk Bjornsgaard.  Other books have received regional awards in their categories. 4RV has released children’s books, middle grade and young adult books, novels, and nonfiction books.

 Vivian Zabel

President of 4RV Publishing

The Author Award Dinner will follow the book festival at the        

Daily Grind, 202 E. Grand Avenue in Ponca City.

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