Lois Lowry and Other Authors at Amelia Book Island Festival

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The 2003 Amelia Book Island Festival continues from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow and features dozens of noted authors of novels, mysteries, histories, action thrillers, poetry and books for young readers.

Agents, publishers and editors will present seminars and offer advice to aspiring writers. Book lovers can attend workshops, book signings and readings and dine with authors.

Most events are at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Admission is $15. For complete schedule and details, visit www.bookisland.org.

The headliner is young adult author Lois Lowry, who won Newbery Medals for Number the Stars (1990) and The Giver (1994). She has written more than 25 books, and her latest is The Silent Boy (Houghton Mifflin Co., $15; ages 12 and older).

-- At 10 a.m. tomorrow, Lowry will speak at a workshop at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Admission is $15.

-- At 11 a.m., she will sign copies of books at the Book Marketplace inside St. Peter's.

-- At noon, she's a keynote speaker at the luncheon at Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in the Civic Auditorium, 2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Admission is $15.

ALSO SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:

-- Dickie Anderson (From the Porch)

-- Art and Kelly Ayris (The Redemption of Akin Apot)

-- David Ball (Ironfire, China Run)

-- Nancy Bartholomew (Film Strip)

-- Holly Bea (Bless Your Heart)

-- Janet and Ron Benrey (The Second Mile)

-- Marianne Berkes (Marsh Morning)

-- Steve Berry (The Amber Room)

-- Valerie Boyd (Wrapped in Rainbows: Zora Neale Hurston)

-- MacKenzie Cross (Maria's Journal)

-- S. …

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