The 2019 Mesa Book Festival

Free for the Whole Family!

Welcome to the 2019 Mesa Book Festival. Now in our 3rd year, we are expanding the literary landscape of Mesa, AZ and beyond. We have over 100 authors and publishers joining us for this day of fun for all ages.

Find that holiday gift for the reader in your life, or treat yourself ro some new reading material for the fall and winter. Meet authors from near and far and be inspired by their stories.

When is the 2019 Festival?

December 14th, 2019 10am-5pm

Where is the 2019 Festival?

Benedictine University Mesa

225 E. Main Street in Mesa, AZ 85201

Please Welcome our Featured Guests…

Jennifer Roberson

Roberson has written three bestselling fantasy series, including the 8-volume Sword-Dancer saga and in November 2019 debuts Life and Limb, the first volume in the ongoing Blood & Bone modern fantasy series. Learn More.

Dr. Cyndi Laurin

Dr. Cyndi (Crother) Laurin began her career teaching at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. After ten years of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, she spent a year working along side the fishmongers at the World Famous Pike Place Fish in Seattle. Learn More.

Sharon Skinner

Sharon Skinner holds a B.A. In English, an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Poetic License. She has worked as a landscaper, a cashier, a maid, a waitress, a communications specialist, a videographer, a technical writer, a project management consultant and a biomedical field service engineer and served aboard the USS Jason as one of the first women assigned to a US Navy ship. Learn More.

Jesse Parent

Award winning improviser and slam poet, closet jock, explicit nerd. Salt Lake City, UT. Learn More.