World War 3 Illustrated: The World We Are Fighting For

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World War 3 Illustrated is an American comics anthology magazine with a left-wing political focus, founded in 1979 by New York City comic book artists Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman, and painter Christof Kohlhofer, and subsequently produced by a collective with a rotating editorship. For their 51st edition, World War 3 Illustrated asked their artists …

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

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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 …

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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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BOOKS CONNECT

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Leah Komaiko, Andy Laties, and Melba Tolliver discuss the many ways books connect us. Books connect people in countless ways. For instance, when journalist Melba Tolliver met bookseller and author, Andy Laties,  she learned that he had sold the books of her friend, writer and brand guru Leah Komaiko. Join them and hear how these …

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Lee Upton & Joyce Hinnefeld in Conversation

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Author Lee Upton (Lafayette College)  speaks with Joyce Hinnefeld (Moravian College) about writing. Each author reads from their newest works, and they discuss their writing process. Lee Upton is the author of fourteen books, including six books of poetry, short story collections, an essay collection, and volumes of literary criticism. She is a librettist as …

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Rock Reads: Musicians On Books

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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 …

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Sylva Kelegian: God Spelled Backwards

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Sylva Kelegian has appeared Off-Broadway and guest-starred on television dramas such as CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles, Southland, Rizzoli & Isles, ER, Cold Case, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Prison Break, Bones, Without a Trace, and many more. She has starred in independent films, co-starred in Stephen King’s movie of the week, Desperation, and appeared in movies …

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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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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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Books As Art

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

Lafayette College Store will host Maryann Riker, a mixed media artist who will take us on a journey into the beautiful and fascinating world of artist books.

Flash Fiction Competition

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 …

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Three Authors: Theodora Ziolkowski, Conor Bracken and Alex McElroy

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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 Q&A. This is a rebroadcast from July 2021 - view it on the festival website front page!

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.

Angel Ackerman reads “Manipulations”

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

Angel Ackerman, author of the #FashionandFiends horror series, will be at the Easton Book Festival's author expo in Centre Square, on October 23rd representing local boutique press, Parisian Phoenix Publishing, which debuted with her novel MANIPULATIONS last month. She will be reading from the novel at 3pm. #ParisianPhoenix represents unique voices and diverse perspectives. Upcoming …

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The Unbearables: Poetry Readings

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

Some of New York’s most iconoclastic countercultural post-beat avatars are in Easton for the weekend! Poetry Readings with The Unbearables: Ron Kolm, Amy Barone, Arthur Kaye, Wanda Phipps and more.

Meet the Author: Elizabeth Helen Rose, interviewed by Dianna Sinovic

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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 in her life into a springboard for her creativity. In this interview, she shares not only a deeper look into her writing and her art, …

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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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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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Live in Concert: Singer-Songwriter Dayna Kurtz, with Robert Maché

Connexions Gallery 213 Northampton St, Easton, PA

The Easton Book Festival is proud to present New Orleans-based singer-songwriter, Dayna Kurtz and Memphis-based guitarist Robert Maché, for a very special afternoon performance in the garden of Connexions Gallery.     Seamlessly blending blues, jazz, folk, and Americana, Dayna Kurtz has performed to fans in Nashville, New York, London, and all over the world. She was …

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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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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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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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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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Arts Program: Bonnie Winfield’s Book Making Workshop

smARTivities 60 Centre Square, Easton, PA

You will learn how to create your own artist book in this special workshop at Smartivities Showcase. The materials are free, so this workshop has limited enrollment. Sign up now!         Dr. Bonnie Winfield is an expressive arts facilitator and educator. She has been providing an open studio and safe space for …

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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.

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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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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