Arizona Professional Writers, a state-wide nonprofit communications organization, is partnering with Majestic Rim Retirement and with funding support from Arizona Humanities to host the third annual Payson Book Festival, on Saturday, July 22. Last year’s event attracted over 600 visitors. This Payson festival will bring Arizona authors, educators, businesses, tourists and families to our Rim Country community to celebrate the joy of reading. In addition to authors and books representing a broad spectrum of genres, there will be author presentations, book signings, music, workshops and Story Time sessions for children. Our goal is to promote literacy and showcase Rim Country and other Arizona authors. This family-oriented community event is free of charge and will attract readers of all ages from throughout Arizona.
Ruth Fleming is Learning Resource Center Clerk, Gila Community College.