Read all about it! Bookmarks Festival of Books & Authors celebrates 17 years with the 2022 festival in downtown Winston-Salem. The festival features Eat & Greet events with notable authors, keynote speakers, and a free day festival that draws thousands of literary fans for 45+ author readings, panels, and book signings. The festival keynote speaker is The New York Times bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid. Past festival headliners include best-selling authors James Patterson, David Baldacci, John Grisham, and Diana Gabaldon.