The Sedona Book and Arts Festival 2016

About the Festival

Authors, Actors and Visual Artists form a cooperative which creates theatrical energy. Authors create words for actors to speak against a backdrop which creates the illusion of somewhere, a place where a story flows with ideas, character and visual images.

This unique festival offers literary, theatrical, & visual arts workshops for both the novice and experienced. Learning creative craftsmanship, offers the spirit within us all to blossom. This festival spotlights the spirit of imagination through reading.

You are invited to join us in the first year of an expanding festival that brings you distinctive teachers. These teachers are the foundation of this festival of the creative arts

This Festival is the all-encompassing Spirit that is Sedona, Arizona.

~Mary Pallais
Executive Producer

Who We Are

This remarkable, one-of-a-kind, event was created to encompass a variety of emerging and dedicated talents that depend on one another. The compilation of this event grew from a wiggly can of worms to a blossoming multi-petal flower within the first few months of planning.

Once the location at Yavapai College was secure, the search for the participants and volunteers of the event began. I am proud to announce my mentors, advisors, teachers, students, artists and authors that have assisted in the the dawning of this festival of creative arts. A special thanks to the festival squad that volunteers their time and efforts to bring to light the serving and sharing spirit that is Sedona.

Volunteers Are the Life-Blood of Any Organization!

Mary Pallais

Mary Pallais; Executive Producer of the Sedona Book and Arts Festival, Author, Sculpture, Artist, Theater Stage Crew ensemble and Voice- Over Actor. Fantasy Publisher and owner of Sedona Select Publishing House.

Tony Caetano

Tony Caetano, Executive Director of The Sedona Book and Arts Festival and owner of Five Star Consulting – invaluable collaborator and Grant Writer.

Christina Murray

Christina Murray, Event Coordinator for the Sedona Book & Arts Festival, is a technical editor and writer with over 20 years experience in publishing working for Academic Press, Harcourt, and Elsevier.

Mary Sulzman

Mary Sulzman / qualiantmedia.com, has created the festival website and will be coordinating all efforts to do with maintaining communication coming through SedonaBookandArtsFestival.com.

Marc Sterling

Marc Sterling, Sterling Financial Services, LLC – Sedona Book and Arts Festical Accountant and financial services.

Yavapai College, Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI)

Yavapai College brings it all together on the Sedona Olli Campus.

Sedona Art Center & Gallery

Sedona Art Center  & Gallery gave me the drive & means to be a part of the Visual Artists Community through painting, pottery and sculpture.

The Sedona Chamber of Commerce

A resource for local Businesses and a Mentoring service to develop and grow new businesses. Their staff is invaluable in their knowledge and help in contacts and calendar of events for their members.

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