Memoir Panel – Jerry Waxler

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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 four authors to learn what that process was like for them.    Jerry Waxler: His memoir about growing up in the sixties spurred his passion for the genre. He …

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Booksellers Confessional: Indie Booksellers Talk Shop 

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In this panel, we invite independent booksellers to share their perspectives and describe the impact of the pandemic.   Moderated by Lynn Alexander, Panelists include Andy Laties, Karen Lillis, Darrell Parry, and more TBA.    

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Donald Miller & David Colley: Vicksburg

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Winner of the Civil War Round Table of New York’s Fletcher Pratt Literary Award Winner of the Austin Civil War Round Table’s Daniel M. & Marilyn W. Laney Book Prize Winner of an Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award “A superb account” (The Wall Street Journal) of the longest and most decisive military campaign of …

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GLVWG Self-Publishing Panel

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Learn everything you want to know about self-publishing from GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY WRITER'S GROUP members. (Carol L. Wright host) with Christine Talley, Judy England-McCarthy, Christopher D. Ochs, Bernadette Sukley, and Laurel Wenson.

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Kiss The Ground

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Kiss The Ground 2020 has delivered the most destructive wildfires on record.  And we have run out of letters in the alphabet to name the tropical storms.  Yes, the climate crisis is here and now, not a future event.  Time is not on our side to reverse the damage but don’t despair just yet.  Kiss The …

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Examining Haunted Crime Scenes: Panel

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Forensics expert Katherine Ramsland and paranormal investigators Mark Nesbitt and Patty A. Wilson have examined murder implements, victims, and crime scenes reported to have had supernatural components. Come see what their investigations have discovered in the Easton Book Festival discussion. When: Oct 27, 2020, 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Haunted Crime Scenes …

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Ask Me Anything, with authors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

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A panel of local authors tell all, answering such questions as: What literary pilgrimages have you gone on? What is the first book that made you cry? What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry? Does writing energize or exhaust you? What are common traps for aspiring writers?...And many more! They'll make you …

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Hope Conquers Fear: The Great Indie Bookstore Revival

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Author and bookseller Andy Laties talks to the Unitarian Universalists of Lehigh Valley's breakfast forum about how despite the pandemic's effect on local economies, there is still hope for small businesses and independent booksellers. Andy Laties wrote "Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight For--From Free Speech, to Buying Local, to …

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Tall Poppy Writers: Raising Up Strong Women’s Voices in Fiction

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Kathryn Craft  Kathryn Craft is the award-winning author of two novels from Sourcebooks, The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy, and the author of chapters in Author in Progress and The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing from Writers Digest Books. Her fourteen years as a freelance developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com follows a nineteen-year career as a dance critic for The Morning Call newspaper. Long a leader in …

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Learning the History of Books – Chris Phillips Class

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Join Lafayette professor, Chris Phillips, as he takes us on a journey through the history of books. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85259135609?pwd=aVBRbzM1REFrVXNSSlhrenlKMGxNZz09 Passcode: 607999 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13126266799,,85259135609#,,,,,,0#,,607999# or +16465588656,,85259135609#,,,,,,0#,,607999#

LAFAYETTE ON THE BOOK

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    An Informal Panel Discussion Sponsored by the Lafayette College Humanities Center, Organized for the Second Annual Easton Book Festival     Organizer and moderator: - Eric Ziolkowski, Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Gift Two Fellow Players Gave Him—and Us - June Schlueter, Charles A. Dana …

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Writer’s Cafe–hosted by GLVWG

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Pre-recorded two weeks ago--learn what this fun bi-weekly program is all about: If you are serious about getting published, this is a great way to get started. Come to the Writers Cafe and take a chance with a very friendly circle of fellow writers by reading a page or two of your current manuscript. The …

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GLVWG: Getting to Know You-Christopher Ochs

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Author Christopher Ochs discusses his work with Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group interviewer Dianne Sinovic Christopher D. Ochs' foray into writing began with his epic fantasy Pindlebryth of Lenland: The Five Artifacts, recommended by US Review of Books. Several of his short stories have been published in the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group and Bethlehem …

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Natalie Goldberg: Writing Down the Bones

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Author Natalie Goldberg in conversation with Easton Book Festival president Melba Tolliver (who is also one of Natalie's students!) Natalie Goldberg is the author of fifteen books, including Writing Down the Bones (Shambhala, 1986), which has sold over one million copies, has been translated into fourteen languages, and started a revolution in the way we …

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Words in Action: a panel discussion with playwrights and screenwriters

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Playwrights and screenwriters discuss their forms and how the pandemic is affecting their ability to share ideas with the public. With Dennis Bush, Lori Fischer, Sylva Kelegian, and Maureen Davis. Dennis Bush-Playwright/screenwriter Dennis Bush's plays have been performed in New York, and throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, …

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Jessica Stone reads Craving London: Confessions of an Incurable Romantic

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Author Jessica Stone reads from and discusses her brand new memoir, "Craving London." Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89804660321 "Read Jessica Stone's evocative memoir and prepare to be dazzled. When I grow up, I want to write like Jessica!" -Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Big Leap …

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Marly Youmans Reading, hosted by John Wilson

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Marly Youmans is one of today's masters of language and imagination. Her poetry and fiction blend fantastic, historical, and everyday elements that have delighted readers for decades. In this program, book critic and editor John Wilson introduces a series of dramatic readings of Youmans's fiction and poetry, from her critically acclaimed Catherwood (1996) to her recently released Charis in …

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Marly Youmans Reading, hosted by John Wilson

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Marly Youmans is one of today's masters of language and imagination. Her poetry and fiction blend fantastic, historical, and everyday elements that have delighted readers for decades. In this program, book critic and editor John Wilson introduces a series of dramatic readings of Youmans's fiction and poetry, from her critically acclaimed Catherwood (1996) to her …

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Tech Talk: Story Structure

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Author and freelance writer, Rachel Thompson, looks at what story structure is and why it’s important. She addresses the philosophical split between discovery writers and plotters and bridges the craft gap between them. View this Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Tech Talk on our festival website front page. BIO: Rachel Thompson, former freelance writer, wrote …

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Tech Talk: Your Story is Perfect! Don’t Change a Thing. Well, Except For…

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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, publisher, editor, open call, or even your critique group, you should take the time to review and polish your story. Always submit your best work! …

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Children’s Illustrator Elizabeth Zunon Shows Kids How She Makes Books

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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 photos, drawings, and colorful paintings and collages. Watch on our book festival front page.

Tech Talk: Doing Critique

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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. Watch online, on the festival website front page.

Tech Talk: Beta Readers

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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. Watch on our website front page.

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