Carpinteria Festival of Books

The Carpinteria Festival of Books is an opportunity for local-area authors to meet and speak with readers, and display, sign, and sell their work. Co-sponsored by The Carpinteria Writer’s Group and the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, this free public festival is open to traditionally and self-published authors. Participation requires membership at the Arts Center.*

When: Saturday, March 23, Noon-4:00pm

Where: Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center Courtyard, 865 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024 (CLOSED)

Note: This is a rain or shine event.


Bee Bloeser ● Victor Borda ● Jana Brody ● Vince Burns ●
Caryn Chavez ● Gary Delanoeye ● Leah Evert-Burks ● Steve Figler ●
Brad Fleener Van Fleisher ● Michael Fryd ● Chuck Graham ●  Calla Gold ●
Elisabeth Haggblade ● Phoenix Hocking ● Connard Hogan ● Brecia Kralovic-Logan ●
Deborah Larkin ● Annette Matrisciano ● Carrie Miles ● Debbie Murphy ●
Sue Perry ● David Powdrell ● Leanne Roth ● Eric von Schrader ●
Rick Shaw ● Monica Sherlock ● Michael Bond Smith ● Madison Snider ●
Louis Torres ● Clifford Wiggins ● Holly Woolson


Questions: Contact the Arts Center at 805-684-7789

The Carpinteria Writer’s Group supports the efforts of local authors with discussion and feedback sessions, readings, and other events. Meetings are weekly, 10:00am-Noon, in the Carpinteria Library Community Room. New members are always welcome.


The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center is a community arts and events center in the heart of downtown Carpinteria, CA.  As a mission-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we serve the community by providing a venue for creative arts education, exhibition, and appreciation as well as providing a city-center location for the community to gather.