The fifth annual Bluffton Book Festival will continue its virtual events with writing workshops and keynote events through November.

Featured are Eriq La Salle, acclaimed producer of the NBC hit show “Chicago PD,” and author of “Laws of Wrath”; and world-renowned speaker and humorist Jeanne Robertson, author of “Don’t Bunjee Jump Naked and Other Important Stuff.”

At the Mystery & Thriller Keynote Session, set for 6 p.m. Nov. 12, La Salle will be interviewed by crime fiction author Ivy Pochoda.

This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by local columnist David Lauderdale, and featuring retired FBI agent Dana Ridenour, authors M.Z. Thwaite and Wayne Stinnett, and television executive and writer Lorisa Bates.

During the Memoir: Life’s Journey’s Keynote Session, at 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Robertson will be interviewed by comedian Tara Brown. This will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by writer Barry Dickson and featuring authors Donna Keel Armer, Veronica Lynch, Estelle Ford-Williamson, and Monica Quinones.

“Spellbound,” a free event, will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 19, presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center.

Writing workshops are scheduled for Nov. 20 and 21 and will include instruction on poetry, family stories, short stories and crime fiction.

Pitchapalooza returns Nov. 21, along with a free workshop on self-publishing.

For a complete schedule and to register for these virtual events, visit or call 843-707-6409.

The fifth annual Bluffton Book Festival is made possible through the support of HarperCollinsPublishers, IngramSpark, and Follett Higher Education Group. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Literacy Center in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island and The Book Industry Charitable Foundation.