Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival

Santa Barbara’s premiere literary event has expanded to two days – the Festival begins on Friday evening, September 26 and continues all day on Saturday, September 27, starting at 10 am.

Here are a few highlights:

James Ellroy will receive the Ross Macdonald Literary Award at a special Friday evening event at the Victoria Hall Theater.

Gerald Locklin, will receive the Glenna Luschei Distinguished Poet Fellowship and Patricia Mora is to be honored with the prestigious Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.

Offered throughout the day, the festival offers presentations, panel discussions, demonstrations by talented writers, journalists, scholars and comedians. Exhibitor booths, author book signings and special events for the entire family.

Tickets are available for the Ross Macdonald Literary Awards ceremony at UCSB Arts and Lectures.

For more information, call Marcia Reed at the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce 965-3023, extension 103,