Press information from The Sedona Book and Arts Festival
Festival Feature Article

Sedona, Arizona, August 25, 2016
Everyone can find something to enjoy at the Sedona Book & Arts Festival three-day celebration of authors, artists, teachers, speakers, and performing artists on September 9-11 at the Yavapai College Sedona Campus, 4215 Arts Village Drive in west Sedona.

The festival kicks off on Friday Sept. 9 with a welcome reception from 1pm-5pm featuring a free Keynote Address by author Tom Bird from 3pm-4:30pm entitled “Connecting the Mind, Body, and Spirit through Writing.”  Over 36 workshops and 65 exhibitor presentations from resident authors and artists begin Saturday 9am-5pm and again Sunday 9am-4pm. Admission to the festival is $5 and includes entry to one workshop. Additional workshops are $10 each. Children under 12 are invited to attend the festival for free. Seating is limited for all workshops. Visit to purchase tickets and register for workshops.

The festival hosts a rock concert on Friday, Sept. 9 from 5:30pm-9:00pm at the Sedona Performing Arts Center with Kofi Baker and his band Cream Experience. Kofi Baker is the son of the Clapton/Baker/Bruce Cream drummer Ginger Baker. Opening for Cream Experience at 5:30pm is one of Sedona’s local musicians Joe Neri with his band Einstein’s Missing Sons. All Cream Experience concert ticket holders get free entry to the festival on Saturday or Sunday.

Free cartooning workshops for children under 12 are offered on Saturday and Sunday by “Janimals Comic Books.” Jan Marc, “The Janimal,” is a Sedona-based cartoonist, comic book artist, and freelance editorial cartoonist. Jan Marc will teach hands-on cartooning and how to draw action figures. Russ Kazmierczak, creator of “Amazing Arizona Comics” will teach how to make and design a superhero and how to tell a great superhero story. Seating is limited for these free workshops. Advance registration on the festival website to reserve a space is recommended.

Saturday night features a Poetry Slam from 6:30pm-8pm hosted by Christopher Fox Graham. The Poetry Slam will include the ever-popular Nerd Slam featuring poetry focused on comic books, fantasy, science, engineering, science fiction, and anime, hosted by Phoenix poet Bernard “The Klute.”

Contact the festival Event Coordinator Christina Murray for more information at 928-821-8238. For a complete listing of workshops, exhibitors, and tickets to all that the Sedona Book & Arts Festival is offering during its three-day event visit

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