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Hesperia Civic Plaza Park|15833 Smoke Tree St, Hesperia, CA | Map

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EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR THIS TURNING INTO A VIRTUAL EVENT! Wordsmith Productions is pleased to announce the 2020 High Desert Book Festival on Saturday, September 20th in beautiful Hesperia Civic Plaza Park in Hesperia, California. The event is co-sponsored by Hesperia Recreation & Park District and the City of Hesperia. This is the fifth annual High Desert Book Festival. We are in the California Mojave High Desert, 90 minutes northeast of L.A., on the way to Las Vegas, and just 45 minutes from Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. Once again, author/ publisher/ illustrator exhibitors will be able to sign up for either 10x10 or 10x20 booth to sell and market their books and book-related items and services. This year, we also have the option of authors registering for a table under a large communal tent sitting next to other authors. Wordsmith Productions, a 501c3 nonprofit, is the 2019 recipient of a prestigious California Humanities For All Quick Grant for its project on Exploring the Literature of the California Desert. The first events in our Desert Lit Series were held at our High Desert Book Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 2019 at the Hesperia Library and the Book Festival. The festival will have a Children’s Pavilion with storytelling, face painting and feature talented children’s authors and illustrators. Stay tuned for more information about our Poetry Tent and Artists’ Village for visual artists. Registration information is located on our website at: for more information.