Oct 11-13, 2013

The Magic of Story Telling Returns to Orange County

The Big Orange Book Festival at Chapman University – A three-day celebration for readers, writers, film buffs and families.

Oct 11-13, 2013

Chapman University Orange, CA

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October 14, 2013

Thank You and Best Wishes!

Great speakers, perfect weather, and happy festival-goers. It was the ideal recipe for another successful Big Orange Book Festival. Thank you to everyone who joined us at Chapman University, Oct. 11-13. We had a great time and hope you did, too. Please share your ideas, suggestions, and requests with us right now, so that next… + read more

September 24, 2013

The BOB app is here!

BOB has so many great panels and events that we know it can get overwhelming. Get prepared by downloading the BOB app in the App Store or Google Play store. The app has tons of useful information including bios of all the speakers and a full list of event times. Create your own custom schedule… + read more

September 19, 2013

A classic “book” movie and GMA’s yard sale aficionada

We have less than a month before BOB is upon us. YAY! A Kick-Off Movie Screening? As You Wish Frequent visitors to our website may have noticed that the screening of The Sound of Music has disappeared from our schedule. Sadly, there were some conflicts regarding the rights to screen the film, and we had… + read more

August 28, 2013

Visions of the Future

Science fiction has long held a treasured place in literature. It can take us to unimaginable worlds and introduce us to creatures who become friends and foes. Sometimes it gives us an imagined glimpse of our very real future. We are happy to host some amazingly creative science fiction authors this year, led by 2012… + read more

August 12, 2013

Guess who’s coming to BOB?

Our lineup for the 2013 festival is filling up fast!  This year’s speakers will include a writer that channels his inner ghost, the creative force behind a teenage ‘firecracker’, a short story author who provides a view on being born and many more to come. These authors and speakers cover a wide variety of genres… + read more