Making Connections that Count
Build Key Relationships to Help 
Promote You and Your Book

Dianna Young
Executive Director, Literary Classics and 
Founder of Author.Pub and the Great American Book Festival

At GABfest you are encouraged to get comfortable, take it easy and settle in for a while.  

Accordingly, you are welcome to bring beverages (non-alcoholic) and food items to any of the GABfest conference sessions throughout the day. 
Great American Book Festival P.O. Box 3362 Rapid City, SD 57709
COMING SOON...   GAB Fest 2017


Interested in submitting your idea for an event to be held in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival?  Contact us today.  We'd love to hear from you.
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To be held in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival and FREE Writers' Conference.  These 1-on-1 Agent Pitch Sessions are by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance (fee-based).  
Reserve a full booth, table, or shared table depending upon your needs.  The FREE Writers' Conference takes place the day before the Book Festival, so you'll be able to take part in both activities. Space is filling up quickly, so don't delay. Register today to take part in this EPIC literary event!

GABfest Writers' Conference is FREE and open to the public

Great American Book Festival 
Saturday May 11, 2019

Dahl Arts Center  •  713 7th St •  Downtown Rapid City

Great American Book Festival is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization
Quressa Robinson joined the Nelson Literary Agency in 2017 after working at a previous agency and as an editor for five years. She is originally from San Francisco, but has been living in New York City for over a decade. As a New York based agent, she is eager to build her MG, YA, and Adult lists. When not curled on her couch reading, she plays video games, enjoys too much TV–mostly Sailor Moon and Harry Potter (Slytherin!), eats delicious things, drinks champagne, hangs out with her very clever husband, and adds another “dramatic” color to her lipstick collection. So, give her stories that will make her geek out. If you can make her have an epic fangirl squee–have stories featuring fairies and warrior princesses with afros and rainbow dreads or envision winter elves inspired by an Asian or Latinx culture–then you are definitely a match. She's also looking for stories with best friends like Molly and Issa on Insecure, enemies to lovers, coming-of-age stories, The Breakfast Club with a twist, family drama and witches (!), and alpha heroes paired with witty heroines. If you have bold, fresh, or quirky stories they will be right up her alley. She's also looking for stories that feel timeless and timely despite the current climate or when they were originally written. Or give her something she didn’t know she desperately needed. Above all, give her stories she can become deeply passionate about. Quressa is also a member of the 2017-2019 WNDB Walter Grant Committee and holds an MFA in Creative Writing: Fiction from Columbia University.
​Eddie's Taco Truck will be parked out front at the Dahl Arts Center the day of the Writers' Conference. So bring your wallet and your appetite!
AGENT PITCH SESSION registrations are now open to the public
With Quressa Robinson of Nelson Literary Agency