The Fort Worth Bookfest is a cross-cultural, community-driven, multi-genre literary event that will provide a platform for raising awareness of the transformative power of literacy in our community and throughout our marketing area. Presented under the banner Fort Worth — A Culture of CommUnity, this festival is destined to take its place as the newest jewel in the “cultural-crown” of the City of Cowboys and Culture.


We seek published authors interested in interacting with their readers and talking about their work. Instructions for Authors are available here.
Deadline to send Letter of Intent is 06/15/2017.


We welcome publishing houses, independent, or university presses to participate. More information can be found here.


All exhibitors should fill out this application.
Early Registration 08/14/2017
Deadline 09/14/2017


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Fort Worth BookFest!  It promises to be a fun, entertaining and exciting experience.  Provide us your contact information now and you will be among the first we notify in September about the Call for Volunteers.  At that time, you can select specific position and time slots.

Help us grow the BookFest audience and spread the word!  Tell everyone you know, announce our event at your events, church, school, etc., share our Updates with your network, like us on Facebook, and post the Fort Worth Bookfest on your FB page.

Volunteer Information for 10/14/2017

  • Volunteer shifts – 3-5 hours
  • Mandatory Volunteer Orientation – October 3 & 7, 2017
  • The following tasks may need positions filled (specific details available in September)
    • Set-up & Load in
    • Breakdown & Load out
    • Author Liaison
    • Entertainment Liaison
    • Greeters
    • Event Flow Monitors
    • Command Center Assistant
    • Workshop Monitors

As a Volunteer you will receive

  • an Event T-shirt
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • an Opportunity to help bring the first Fort Worth BookFest to successful fruition!!!


Again, we thank you for volunteering and look forward to your participation in Fort Worth Bookfest

Ringing a Bell for Literacy!®