2023 Storyfest Schedule

Storyfest Agenda

August 24th – 26th, 2023
Hyatt at the Arch, St. Louis, MO

Thursday, August 24, 2023
noon – 9:00pm Registration Regency Registration
8:00am – 5:00pm Bookstore Parkview
7:15pm – 8:15pm Meet & Greet Dessert Reception Regency DE
8:30pm – 9:30pm Author Panels Regency DE

Friday, August 25, 2023
8:00am – Registration Regency Registration
9:00am – 10:00pm  Bookstore Parkview
9:30am – 10:30am Fun & Games With Authors

Uno with
Whodunit with
Pictionary with
Say What? with

10:45am–11:45am Fun & Games With Authors

Uno with
Whodunit with
Pictionary with
Say What? with

Noon – 1:00pm Optional boxed lunch with other readers
1:30pm – 2:00pm Keynote Address, Charles Martin
Grand DE
2:30pm – 3:30pm Tips for Writing a great review, including where to send it
4:00pm –5:30pm Swag Room Open Sterling Studio 9
6:00pm – 8:00pm Author Sponsored Dinner Regency C
8:30pm – 9:30pm Scavenger Hunt with fellow readers
9:30pm – 10:30pm Worship – optional musical worship Grand DE
Saturday, August 26, 2023
8:00am – noon Registration
Regency Registration
9:30am – 12:15pm

1:30pm – 5:00pm

30 minutes after gala until…



8:45am – 9:45am Coffee & Donuts with Authors Regency D
10:00am – 11:00am Getting to Know the Authors
Panel A
Panel B
Panel C
Regency B

Regency A

11:15am – 12:15pm How to start and sustain a satisfying in person or virtual book club and bless authors in the process
12:30pm – 1:30pm Optional boxed lunch with fellow readers
2:00pm – 3:00pm How a reader can help make sure a writer gets to keep writing (reviews, spreading the word on social media, talking about your fave books with libraries and bookstores, suggest it for a book club read, open the newsletter and click through
Regency C
3:30pm – 4:30pm Booksigning
ACFW Annual Awards Gala (OPTIONAL ADD-ON)
6:00pm – 9:30pm 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Dinner
Grand DE
7:45 pm – 9:30 pm: Awards Presentation