Saturday, October 2, 2010, Yavapai College, Sedona, Arizona, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
A bright and sunny Saturday heralded the second annual Sedona Book Festival hosted by the Well Red Coyote bookstore, Yavapai College, and the Friends of Sedona Public Library, where BEST Life Media once again had a table. Authors and publishers from the Verde Valley and other areas of the southwestern United States offered their creative works for sale to local residents. The festival was held this year at the Sedona, Arizona campus of Yavapai College, which provided a relaxing fountain as well as food and drink to give visitors respite from perusing the three rooms of books.
Besides BEST Life Media’s body mind spirit books such as Brain Wave Vibration and Healing Chakras, murder mysteries and stories of life lessons covered many of the tables. At the end of the day, five elementary and middle school students were given awards for essays they submitted to the contest organized by the Festival.
Throughout the day, speakers gave fifteen minute talks about books and publishing. BEST Life Media asked ten-year Dahn Yoga and Brain Education instructor Genia Sullivan to speak about Brain Wave Vibration. During her talk, Genia led the audience through a brief sample of Brain Wave Vibration using drumming music from the CD, Music for Brain Wave Vibration. Some of the participants reported feeling relaxed after their two-minute trial.
During the middle of the day the event’s Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker gave talks about their work. This year, Gary Every was the Guest of Honor, a local individual who has greatly contributed to the growth and vitality of the Sedona/Verde Valley literary community. Gary is a author, poet, performer, and moderator of the Sedona Writing Salon. Gary regaled the audience with tales from his book about adventures in Arizona. The Keynote Speaker was Allen Woodman, Chair of the English Department and Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University. Allen is the author of six books of fiction and scores of short stories and essays, the latest of which he shared with the audience.