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October 2020

Donna Munoz: Harley Farley’s First Halloween: A Zombie Book; Harley Farley’s First Pajama Party

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

When Eddie finds a little lost zombie in his backyard, there’s only one thing to do: Invite him into the house! Halloween will be extra special this year when Eddie and Harley the Zombie become best friends. Harley is curious, and he loves to eat. He’s the best fried chicken eater, and he really wants to be a great trick-or-treater. That’s no problem! Eddie can teach him how. But when Eddie’s mom and dad discover a little zombie exploring their…

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Blair Thornburgh

October 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm EDT
Free

Author Blair Thornburgh reads from her latest children's book, "Second Banana," and from her 2019 book, "Skulls."

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November 2020

Hope Conquers Fear: The Great Indie Bookstore Revival

November 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST
Free

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 Building Communities," "The Music Thief," and "Son of Rebel Bookseller." He is the co-owner of Book & Puppet Company, and the director of Easton Book Festival.

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Revolutionary Cento- Workshop by Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon

November 2, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Free

Revolutionary Cento- Workshop by Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon Join Lehigh Valley Poetry for a special “election week” poetry workshop during the Easton Book Festival. The Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon and Open Mic is a weekly virtual event, with a mini-workshop or generative writing prompt on the first Monday of the month. For this month, we will be taking a break from the usual format to support the festival with a special workshop with current events in mind. This workshop will…

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Todd Parr Helping Kids Cope: Bubble Wrap Fruit – The I Love You Book

November 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am EST
Free

Join Book and Puppet's Andy Laties and Rebecca Migdal for a fun puppet show and interactive story hour featuring Todd Parr's  "I Love You Book."

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Rock Reads: Musicians On Books

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Free

Rock Reads- Local Musicians On Books- Coming Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM EST. This will be a virtual event on zoom webinar AND streaming on Facebook and the Easton Book Festival website. Webinar: 822 6055 9193. About this event: Please join us in a special virtual discussion for the Easton Book Festival with local musicians, talking about the books they read and if these books have had an influence on their music and creative careers. This talk will help…

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Victoria Jamieson

November 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Victoria Jamieson is an American author and illustrator of children's books, known for "Roller Girl," a graphic novel about roller derby

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Rebecca Price Janney Reading & Enactment

November 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Free

DR. REBECCA PRICE JANNEY is the author of twenty-four books, including her beloved Easton Series. Her newest novels are Easton at the Pass and Sweet, Sweet Spirit: One Woman’s Spiritual Journey to the Asbury College Revival, 2020 Golden Scroll Award third place Historical Novel of the Year. Easton at the Crossroads captured the 2019 Golden Scroll Award for Historical Novel of the Year, and the first book in her Morning in America Series, Morning Glory, took second place. She began…

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Words in Action: a panel discussion with playwrights and screenwriters

November 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Free

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, the Philippines, South Africa, and Egypt. His work has received awards at numerous theatre and film festivals. The film of his screenplay Love or Whatever (directed by…

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Marly Youmans Reading, hosted by John Wilson

November 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

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 the World of Wonders. Readers include Makomoto Fujimura, Keisuke Hoashi, Chris Phillips, and Lauren Stango.

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