Reading: Lehigh Valley Poetry Group

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Join the Lehigh Valley Poetry Group for a FREE reading outside at Book, and Puppet Co. 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA. Or join us online through Facebook! We will kick off this year's Easton Book festival with a poetry reading featuring host E. Lynn Alexander and members of our program partner, the Lehigh Valley Poetry …

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Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Author Anthology Reading, Meet and Greet Tables

Easton Farmer's Market Scott Park, Easton, PA

Meet and greet local authors under The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group tents at the Easton Farmers’ Market (EFM) -- the oldest, continuous open-air market in the nation, established in 1752, the year of Easton's founding. Enjoy their on-stage performances from 9 to 10 am and from noon to 1pm. Featuring Cindy Williams Newsome, Robin …

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Floyd Cooper Memorial Children’s Story Hour: MAX AND THE TAG-ALONG MOON

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Bring the kids to a delightful storybook reading of the late award-winning children’s book author and Easton’s own Floyd Cooper. The Parents Choice Awards best books list title, Max and the Tag-Along Moon, will be performed by Book and Puppet Co. owner, Andy Laties.   About the Book: Max loves his grandpa. When they must …

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The Three Little Pigs, Puppet Show, with Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

The Three Little Pigs with YIPPEE SKIPPY PUPPET THEATER Bring your little ones to this delightful puppet show based upon the beloved children's tale, The Three Little Pigs. Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater performs interactive, improvisational puppetry for children ages 2-8 years old. The shows feature live musical accompaniment and draw on both familiar tales and …

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Children’s Halloween Book Reading and Book Signing, with author Blair Thornburgh,SKULLS!

smARTivities 60 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Join author Blair Thornburgh for this free reading and book signing of her very not scary Halloween-themed children’s book, SKULLS! This smart, skull-positive story cheerfully dispels any fears kids might have about their skeletons. Blair Thornburgh is the author of several books for young readers and teens, including Who's That Girl, Ordinary Girls, Top Banana, …

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Ice Cream Truck outside Fidelity Bank on Centre Square

30 Centre Square, outside Crayola 30 Centre Square, Easton, PA

There’s no doubt that our sponsor Fidelity Bank delivers a refreshing approach to a community bank, so it only makes sense for them to deliver ice cream treats in the Fidelity Bank ice cream truck. This truck is active all summer long providing free pick-me-ups at local community events, nonprofit organizations, our branch locations, and …

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Drag Queen Story Hour, with Eileen O’Brennan

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Your kids and the whole family will be entertained and enlightened by this very special story hour that features PrideFest 2022 Royale Champion drag queen, Eileen O’Brennan. Children learn tolerance early, and what better way to introduce them to the reality of human variety than in the safe, nurturing space of a children’s story hour?

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Easton: City of Resources, with Photographer Bruce Fackenthal

Lafayette College Store, 211 McCartney Street (on College Hill, corner of High Street) 211 McCartney Street, Easton, PA

Meet Bruce Fackenthal, author of Easton: City of Resources --a stunningly photographed and designed history of the city of Easton, Pennsylvania. The book shows Easton at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Get an inside view as to what inspired this archive-based documentation of a lost moment in time. It's truly a romantic reflection of …

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Reading: Mother Stories, with Dr. Bonnie Winfield, Students of Lafayette College, and The Journey Home

smARTivities 60 Centre Square, Easton, PA

In this eye-opening event, students of Lafayette College will present readings of tales written by incarcerated mothers.       The Journey Home is an expressive and creativity-based program run by Dr. Bonnie Winfield for women in the Northampton County Department of Corrections. Bonnie's mission is to provide a safe place for stillness and healing …

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Meet & Greet Authors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

The Grand Eastonian Hotel 140 Northampton St, Easton, PA

Stroll in to chat and ask questions about writing and publishing of participating GLVWG authors. They will hold court at The Grand Eastonian Hotel, across Northampton Street at Connexions Gallery, and over on Bank Street at The Bank Street Creamery. Featuring Dennis Boyne, Michael Daigle, Robert Martin, Suzanne Mattaboni, Christopher D. Ochs, and Dianna Sinovic. …

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Cindy Williams Newsome Chasing Baseball for Life and Other Adventures

Sigal Museum’s Auditorium 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA

Join award-winning author Cindy Williams Newsome for a preview of her new release, Chasing Baseball for Life and Other Adventures, a memoir begun by and dedicated to her late brother and baseball enthusiast, Nearo “Bub” Williams Jr. Experience the profound effect the sport has on a number of baseball enthusiasts and professionals, inside and outside …

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Panel Discussion: Why Antisemitism? Lafayette College Students Reflect on the Writings of Dara Horn

Sigal Museum’s Auditorium 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA

In this panel discussion, Lafayette College professor Monika Rice and her students reflect on author Dara Horn's book, People Love Dead Jews, a collection of essays about the role of Jewish persecution in modern-day world consciousness. Monika Rice and her students reflect on author Dara Horn's book, This event is free and open to the …

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Virtual Author Interview: Our Lady of Birth Control Sabrina Jones in conversation with Paula Hewitt Amram

Join celebrated graphic novelist and illustrator Sabrina Jones as she speaks with World War 3 artist and writer, Paula Hewitt, about using art—and the comics medium—to give voice to social justice and other topical issues. Sabrina Jones is a cartoonist, comic book artist, writer, editor, and scenic artist, who began her career with activist art …

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Author Interview: UnMasking the Mask with Arne Zaslove & Erminio Pinque — Interviewed by Rebecca Migdal

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In his book, UnMasking the Mask: Insights from Physical Theatre and Life, Arne Zaslove, offers inspiration to theatre makers, theatre lovers, and those who wonder how and why theatre has nourished our understanding of human nature for thousands of years. Drawing on decades of experience as a director and teacher, Zaslove offers a look behind …

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Story Hour with Cats: Prince Garrett , with author Jannie Pilgrim

Cat Cafe 452 Northampton Street, Easton, PA

Children’s Book Author Story Hour: Prince Garrett, with author Jannie Pilgrim. Bring your kids to t purrfectly delightful Easton Cat Cafe for a very special story hour, hosted by the Prince Garrett stories author, Jannie Pilgrim. Prince Garrett lives in Garrett Land and loves playing with his dog Zeus (nicknamed Zuzu). The Prince Garrett stories …

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Open Mic:Poetry on the Square, hosted by Darrell Parry

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Here is your chance to participate in the 4th annual Easton Book Festival! Grab the mic and treat us to your favorite poem, written work, song, or anything you want to share.       Darrell Parry is a writer, artist, and event organizer from Easton, Pennsylvania. His first book Twists: Gathered Ephemera came out …

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Reading: Author Deborah Mortimer, Zorah and the Very Big Question

Easton Area Community Center 901 Washington St, Easton, PA

Join children's book author Deborah Mortimer for a very special reading of her newest book Zorah and the Very Big Question, at the Easton Area Community Center.       Deborah Mortimer is an attorney, author, and former homeschool parent with a passion for writing. Inspired by her son and young nieces and nephews, Deborah …

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Author Speak: Lehigh Valley Ghosts,with Katherine Ramsland

Sigal Museum’s Auditorium 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA

Join local celebrity, Dr. Katherine Ramsland and the staff of the Sigal Museum for an evening of ghost stories and tales of mysterious Lehigh Valley murder cases, past and present! Ramsland, author of more than 1500 articles and 68 books about murder and mayhem, is the executive producer of Murder House Flip, has appeared on …

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Grand Launch of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Permanent Bookshelf!

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

History is being made here in Easton, so don’t miss it! The Greater Lehigh Valley Writer’s Group (GLVWG), an all-genre writer’s support organization, will be inaugurating its own commemorative and permanent bookshelf at Book and Puppet Co! GLVWG features local writers of fiction or non-fiction, poets, journalists, essayists, and playwrights. All are welcome!   Book …

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Big Nazo Creature Parade with Big Easy Easton Brass during Easton Out Loud 

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

    Don’t miss being a part of this very special New Orleans-style Big Easy Easton Brass (BEEB) parade, featuring the international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians, Big Nazo –and YOU, of course! This program is perfect for everyone in the family. Bring your tambourine or kazoo!       …

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World War 3 Illustrated Magazine Artist Slideshows: Seth Tobocman, Kevin Pyle, Fly, Rebecca Migdal, Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz, Terry Tapp

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Take a visual tour of World War 3 Illustrated –an American comics anthology magazine with a left-wing political focus that was founded in 1979 by New York City comic book artists Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman, and painter Christof Kohlhofer. The anthology is now produced by a collective rotating editorship that includes Isabella Bannerman, Sue …

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Reading: Mermaids Fast Asleep, with author Robin Riding

Easton Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA

Bring the kids to hear Easton author Robin Riding read her story Mermaids Fast Asleep –a lyrical bedtime picture book that looks at how mermaids sleep in the sea. This wonderful read-aloud book about mythological sea creatures is the perfect nighttime read for your little dreamer, with poetical text from writer Robin Riding and dreamy …

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Writing Graphic Novels with Victoria Jamieson, author of When Stars Are Scattered

Easton Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA

Join Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Victoria Jamieson in a fun, hands-on comics-making workshop! Victoria Jamieson is the author and illustrator of graphic novels for kids, including Roller Girl and When the Stars are Scattered.  She was raised in Havertown, PA until she was twelve years old, and her family moved to …

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Reading and Author Talk: The Bookmark with Author Anne Supsic

Lafayette College Store, 211 McCartney Street (on College Hill, corner of High Street) 211 McCartney Street, Easton, PA

Author Anne Supsic will read from her historical romance novel The Bookmark, which recreates the story of the Marquis de Lafayette and the Moravian nurse who cared for him. Following the reading, there will be a short presentation on the history and research that lead to the book.   The Bookmark The legendary Marquis de …

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Kids Reading: Mummy Makers of Egypt with artist Tamara Bower

Easton Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA

Your child will LOVE this mummy-making workshop and story hour, with Tamara Bower, author of the gorgeously illustrated story about a family of Egyptian embalmers that will enthrall kids with its mummy-making details and brilliantly painted pages. A gorgeously illustrated story about a family of Egyptian embalmers that will enthrall kids with its mummy-making details …

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Author Talk: Exploring the Hymnal with author Professor Christopher Phillips

Lafayette College Store, 211 McCartney Street (on College Hill, corner of High Street) 211 McCartney Street, Easton, PA

Professor Christopher Phillips, President of the Board of Easton Book Festival, will discuss the history and practices of reading and using hymnals and how it provides insight into poetry, literacy, and religious devotion. This program explores understanding the culture of living with hymn books and offers new insight into the histories of poetry, literacy, and …

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Meet and Greet: Young Adult Author Cyn Balog

Easton Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA

Bring your tween or teen to meet Cyn Balog, the Allentown author of many young adult novels, including Alone, which received a starred review from VOYA Magazine. Cyn Balog lives outside Allentown, Pennsylvania with her husband and daughters. Visit her online at www.cynbalog.com.

Author Talk: CHAZAN Unfiltered, with Graphic Novelist Erminio Pinque

Easton Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA

Graphic novelist Erminio Pinque presents his biographical graphic novel about Joseph A. Chazan, MD, celebrating the doctor's contributions to the community. Erminio Pinque is the founder and artistic director of BIG NAZO, an international performance group and creature-making studio in Providence. Originally from New York, he has lived in Providence since receiving his BFA in …

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Daedal Doodle with artist Victor Stabin

Easton Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA

Fueled by the love he felt for his children, drawing, and the dictionary, acclaimed fine artist Victor Stabin began combing through the pages of the Oxford English, Merriam Webster, and Chambers Concise in search of alliterative couplets that would work well with illustrative narratives. The published result is a whimsical revue of 26 characters known …

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“Path Lit by Lightning” Jim Thorpe Panel Discussion

Sigal Museum’s Auditorium 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA

Lafayette College's Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible, Eric Ziolkowski moderates a panel discussion of brilliant athlete Jim Thorpe's life and legacy, as assessed in this year's bestselling David Maraniss biography, "Path Lit By Lighting". Panelist and Easton resident (as well as a Jim Thorpe PA native) Kayley Hoffman was the book's Simon & …

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Workshop: Zine Life,with Maryann Riker

Lafayette College Store, 211 McCartney Street (on College Hill, corner of High Street) 211 McCartney Street, Easton, PA

What are zines, why do people make them, and how can I get started? Book artist, Maryann Riker will tell us about the counter-cultural history behind zines and show you a variety of ways to make one of your own in our hands-on workshop.           Maryann Riker is a mixed-media artist …

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Meet & Greet Authors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

The Grand Eastonian Hotel 140 Northampton St, Easton, PA

Stroll in to chat and ask questions about writing and publishing of participating GLVWG authors. They will hold court at The Grand Eastonian Hotel, across Northampton Street at Connexions Gallery, and over on Bank Street at The Bank Street Creamery. Featuring Dennis Boyne, Michael Daigle, Robert Martin, Suzanne Mattaboni, Christopher D. Ochs, and Dianna Sinovic. …

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Film Screening: Fantastic Fungi & Host Defense’s Mushroom-Fest with Sampling

Nature’s Way Market 143 Northampton St, Easton, PA

Enjoy a screening of the film Fantastic Fungi--which film critic Rex Reed called, “…fascinating, informative, educational, and totally entertaining.” Then, stick around for the Host Defense's Mushroom Fest to sample some shrooms!  

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Art WorkshopFloating Painted Cardboard Cut-Out with Big Nazo

Easton Neighborhood Center 902 Philadelphia Road, Easton, PA

BIG NAZO is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians. During BIG NAZO's “Floating Painted Cardboard” Workshop, images are created through a collaborative drawing process that involves every participant responding to the evolving drawing instead of being concerned with a pre-conceived finished product. Once the “composite personas” are completed, they …

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Panel Discussion: Trials of Mumia Abu Jamal, moderated by Melba Tolliver

Sigal Museum’s Auditorium 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA

In celebration of the breakthrough collective biography, The Trials of Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Biography in 25 Voices, the book's editor Todd Steven Burroughs talks with moderator Melba Tolliver --our book festival's former board chair -- along with Mumia Abu-Jamal's spiritual advisor Mark Taylor, and the publisher of Mumia's comix, Seth Tobocman of World War 3 …

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Author Talk: Sean Ford Only Skin Presentation

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Only Skin is an exploration of the hallucinatory and grim landscape of rural America seen through the eyes of two orphaned siblings searching for answers in a world filled with terrible questions. A pair of siblings return to their rural hometown to investigate the mysterious disappearance of their father. "Sean Ford creates a world that's both …

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An Exaltation of Poets & IF Museum Fall Exhibition

International Fusionism Museum 107 N 4th St, Easton, PA

The Unbearables Poetry Collective & Lehigh Valley Poetry perform at IF Museum, during the museum's fall exhibition opening party. The Unbearables are a loose confederation of poets and writers who came of age in the 1980s and 90s in New York. Infamous for their high-minded aesthetics and low, barroom manners, the group has sought to …

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Easton Small Press Expo

Book and Puppet Company (22 Centre Square: Southwest, in the Crayola Quadrant) 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA

Come meet independent small press publishers: Local and visiting independent publishers will have tables for visitors to check out. Join Pink Trees, Parisian Phoenix, Lehigh Valley Poetry Collective, Collapse Press, Stick Figure, and more.  

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Author Readings: Pink Trees Press Group, the Unbearables

Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House 20 N 3rd St, Easton, PA

Join us at Quadrant Books at 1 pm for this free reading. Pink Trees Press authors and members of the Unbearables will read from their newest work. Readers include Ron Kolm, Arthur Kaye, Linda Kleinbub, Pauline Findlay, Madeline Artenberg, and Phillip Giambri.    Pink Trees Press was established in 2012 producing small batches of handmade books. …

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