Payson Book Festival makes donation to Friends of Rim Country GCC,” Payson Roundup 4/15/24

See photos from 2023!

Payson Book Festival – In Every Piece of Art There is a Story to be Told
Join us at the Eighth annual PAYSON AUTHORS & ARTISTS FESTIVAL. 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM Saturday, July 15, 2023, at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino – a free, community-wide celebration of books and literacy. This family-friendly event offers book-lovers of all ages a chance to meet more than 80 Arizona authors and 20 artists. For more information go to: Contact Carol Baxter or call 928-978-5376 for photos and more information.

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino is located at Mile Marker 251, State Road 87, Payson, AZ 85541

2023 Book Festival Brings Artists on  Board,” Payson Roundup 5/12/23.

Authors and Artists Festival Draws Crowd,” The 260 Connection/Payson Roundup 7/23/23

Gila County Library is bringing Kid’s Zone to the book festival!


KRIM-FM radio (96.3) will be interviewing participants in the festival. Chris Higgins will be interviewing them on the Community Spotlight program from 10 a.m. to 10:30.

  • Monday, June 26: author Sherry Engler and Madeline Miciotto, Gila County’s Electronic Resources Librarian, talking about Kid Zone activities Watch the replay at
  • Wednesday, June 28: author Tam Chronin
  • Monday, July 3: author Paul Johnson
  • Monday, July 10: authors Susan Budavari & Merle McCann
  • Wednesday, July 12: Elizabeth Fowler, festival committee & Rim Country Artists, and another artist TBA
  • Friday, July 14: author Connie Cockrell, and another author TBA

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