Tayari Jones, a New York Times bestselling author, kicks off the DSM Book Festival’s speaker series on March 27. Photo: DSM Book Festival
After the pandemic forced its cancellation last year, the Des Moines Book Festival is back in 2021 with a mix of in-person and virtual activities and presentations. The event will take place at 9 a.m.-5 p.m. over four Saturdays (March 27, April 3, April 10 and April 17).
Each Saturday at 3 p.m., a nationally acclaimed author will give a virtual presentation, starting with Tayari Jones, author of “An American Marriage,” which won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, on March 27. Chuck Klosterman, author of “But What If We’re Wrong?” presents on April 3, followed by Lara Prescott, author of “The Secrets We Kept,” on April 10. Taylor Jenkins Reid, who wrote “Daisy Jones and the Six,” caps off the series on April 17.
Other activities include writers’ workshops and children’s activities. You can stay up to date on event details here.