Third Annual Easton Book Festival, October 16-24
Online panel discussions, author interviews, storyhours and puppet shows all week on Zoom and Facebook
In-Person Venues: 1) Tent in Easton Centre Square at Book & Puppet Company (Crayola Quadrant), 2) Courtyard next to Lafayette College Store, 211 McCartney St. (College Hill), and 3) Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House, 20 North 3rd Street.
Novels of GLVWG: Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, in Performance
Tech Talk: Beta Readers
Novelist and Freelance writer, Rachel Thompson explains the relationship between authors and beta readers in her presentation. She gives tips and guidelines for readers and writers alike. Part of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group’s series of Tech Talks.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group’s Charles Kiernan presents tales to trouble your sleep. Not for children!
“Nightmares With the Bible” author Steve Wiggins in conversation with Lafayette College Professor Eric Ziolkowski. Explore the surprising intersection of contemporary horror movies and the Good Book.
Author and freelance writer, Rachel Thompson, explains the importance of critique groups and critique partners and shares the basics of how to accept and give critique. Part of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group series of Tech Talks.
Elizabeth Zunon takes youngsters on a journey exploring the illustrations of her books “Off to See the Sea” and “Bedtime for Sweet Creatures” by Nikki Grimes, through her reference photos, drawings, and colorful paintings, and collages. Click to purchase “Bedtime for Sweet Creatures” – Click to purchase “Off to See the Sea”
Just because the author tells you it’s a poem, does that really make it a poem? Could you tell the difference if it wasn’t? Is an all-encompassing definition of the term “Poem” even possible?
Panelists Lynn Alexander (founder of Lehigh Valley Poetry,) Karen Lillis (owner/ operator of Karen’s Book Row,) Frank May (owner/ curator of M Galleries) and Chris Phillips (English professor at Lafayette College) will tackle the elusive subject of what technical qualifications make a piece of writing count as a poem. Subjects will include prose poetry, found poetry and poetry as performance pieces.
A live, online presentation, presented on our festival website front page.
Link to join Zoom Webinar, as an attendee who can comment by chat message (but not as an on-screen panelist):
Lehigh Valley Poetry’s annual October event- Wicked Brew- will pair up again with the Easton Book Festival in a virtual poetry event that you won’t want to miss. (But if you do, it will be rebroadcast!)
Wicked Brew honors the seasonal vibe and invites participating poets to draw from their darker sources- the creepy, the macabre, the magical, the unexpected.
Hosts E. Lynn Alexander (Collapse Press, Lehigh Valley Poetry) and Darrell Parry (Stick Figure Poetry and Lehigh Valley Poetry) have invited guests to gather around the virtual cauldron:
Local poet Cleveland Wall, who helped launch the first brew in the Connexions Gallery courtyard, will share poems. Cleveland brings “keen whimsy”, imaginative mind-ulations, shenanigans.
Death Doula Missy Church, author of the forthcoming “Deathaiku”, explores themes of nature, transition, dignity, and honors the theme of dying with reflective honesty and candor as a part of life vs. a taboo subject.
Independent book seller and curator Karen Lillis will share fiction, as an honorary Eastonian who has been part of the Easton Book Festival since its inception.
Christopher T. George, who has been a guest at LVP programs and shared his presentation on the mystery surrounding the death of Edgar Allan Poe, will join us with a Poe-themed reading.
Finding someone to critique your writing is a challenging task. Family and friends will gladly do it, but they will tell you how good you are—they love you. Writers need honest criticism best delivered by people who know the craft. That would be other writers. Join us in the circle of writers to watch a critique session with real writers critiquing an unpublished manuscript to make it suitable for submission. Sometimes it ain’t pretty.
All stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. They also have conflict and resolution. Flash fiction contains all this and more—in 100 words. It is a challenging writing experience and requires a special skill to pack so much action into so few words. Check out some great examples written by Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group members. You will be amazed. — Watch right here on the festival website’s front page. And – over on our Easton Book Festival Facebook Page, you can leave comments about what you liked. Or – you can click through these films, right here, to Youtube and leave comments about what you liked. Every full, thoughtful comment will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 Book & Puppet Company gift certificate!
Four 15-minute Talk Read Sing sessions with families. On the hour, between Noon and 3:30. United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Talk Read Sing is a public awareness and …
Joe Frinzi will have his two “Princess Bria” books, along with “Kubrick’s Monolith” (about the history of the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey), and “Movies On My Mind” (a collection …
Join us for the special Easton Book Festival open mic. This event will be held in the courtyard outside the Lafayette College Store at 211 McCartney St. in Easton. Share …
Are you a fan of science fiction? Or interested in finding out what this kind of fiction is all about? Check out the Easton Book Festival's science fiction author panel, …
Enjoy an afternoon of capers and coloring at Book & Puppet with Ralph Greco & Joe Swarctz, the creators of children's book series, "Echo City Capers". Ralph will be reading …
Theodora Ziolkowski (On The Rocks), Conor Bracken (The Enemy of My Enemy is Me) and Alex McElroy (The Atmospherians) read excerpts from their respective books, followed by a discussion and …
Author Katherine Ramsland, in conversation with Lafayette College Store's Darrell Parry, discusses "Murder in the Lehigh Valley". Watch here on our festival website's front page.
Finding someone to critique your writing is a challenging task. Family and friends will gladly do it, but they will tell you how good you are—they love you. Writers need …
The Memoir Revolution is Changing the World If you wonder what it’s like to turn an important part of your life into a readable story, join these authors to learn …
Lehigh Valley Poetry's annual October event- Wicked Brew- will pair up again with the Easton Book Festival in a virtual poetry event that you won't want to miss. (But if …
You finished your story. You’re proud of it and should be, but now, it’s time for other eyes to judge your work. Before you fire it off to your agent, …
The Witches and Goblins Are Coming to Town, a Puppet Pals show, part of the Helping Kids Cope series presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater. View on our festival website …
Elizabeth Zunon will take youngsters on a journey exploring the illustrations of her books "Off to See the Sea" and "Bedtime for Sweet Creatures" by Nikki Grimes, through her reference …
Nightmares With the Bible, author Steve Wiggins in conversation with Lafayette College Professor Eric Ziolkowski. Explore the surprising intersection of contemporary horror movies, and the Good Book. View on our …
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” Over the years, GLVWG members have prepared a banquet of good reading. And …
Find our Lehigh Valley Literary Magazine table anytime between 10:00am-5pm at 22 Centre Square, in front of Book & Puppet Company, where we’ll be selling prints and accepting submissions for …
Meet and greet local authors from the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group. Several who contributed to a speculative fiction anthology called Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity will be reading …
Robert Repino grew up in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. After serving in the Peace Corps (Grenada 2000–2002), he earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Emerson College. His debut novel Mort(e), a …
Arhm Choi Wild is a queer, Korean-American poet who grew up in the slam community of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and went on to perform across the country, including at Brave …
(A re-broadcast from our 2020 Festival) Meet renowned children's book illustrator Floyd Cooper, who lived right here in Easton, PA, in conversation with our festival's Melba Tolliver. Floyd Cooper was …
The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group has published several anthologies featuring poems, essays, and short stories written by its members. Drop by to listen to the authors read some of …
Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group presents, "Meet the Author: Elizabeth Helen Rose" -- interviewed by Dianna Sinovic. Elizabeth Helen Rose is a poet and painter who turned a pivotal time …
Anthologies and Contests: Opportunities for Short Fiction This session will outline opportunities to get your short stories, poetry, or essays recognized in venues including anthologies, contests, award competitions, and select …