The 2017 Nebraska Book Festival has been scheduled for July 14-15, 2017. Activities begin Friday evening, July 14, at Constellation Studios, 2055 O Street in Lincoln. The Festival will continue on Saturday, July 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m with activities at Antelope Valley's Union Plaza, featuring presentations by authors, who will read and discuss their work. Nebraska authors will conduct workshops for writers. Literary and cultural organizations, publishers , and vendors will be present. The Nebraska Book Festival is coordinated by University of Nebraska Press and co-sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Nebraska Library Commission, Indigo Bridge Books, Lincoln City Libraries, Nebraska 4-H, and Redbrush. History The 2015 Nebraska Book Festival marks the 23rd annual book festival dating back to 1991. Historically, the Nebraska Book Festival has offered high-quality speakers, presenters, moderators, and workshop facilitators. The Nebraska Book Festival (formerly the Nebraska Literature Festival 1991-2001) has been co-sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book and the Humanities Nebraska (formerly Nebraska Humanities Council) since its inception in 1991. The Nebraska Library Commission and many other organizations and individuals have contributed to the festivals over the years. The change of name from Nebraska Literature Festival to Nebraska Book Festival broadens the scope of the event to include contemporary Nebraska writers and books, as well as the great classic writers of Nebraska’s literary heritage. The festival is dedicated to Nebraska writers and Nebraska books. It celebrates the reading and writing life of the Great Plains. Philosophy The goal of the festival is to celebrate Nebraska’s literary heritage and contemporary authors and to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written word. By gathering together contemporary writing talent of our state, and those involved with the literary heritage of Nebraska, the festival provides an opportunity for participants to cultivate an understanding of our history and culture.