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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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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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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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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World War Three Illustrated Election News Desk

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World War 3 Illustrated comics-journalists check-in from their communities around the country to discuss how we can all respond in a positive and effective way, whatever the aftermath of the election. With Easton's own Rebecca Migdal and Jackie Lima, WW3 founder Seth Tobocman, moderated by editor Sandy Jimenez. and with additional WW3 contributors from around …

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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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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#

Future of Education panel discussion

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Challenged by the Covid pandemic, people everywhere are rethinking where, when and how we do teaching and learning. It’s safe to say this is a time to re-think the aims of education not just of children, but of adults as well. For Lisa Jackson, being appointed Education Coordinator for the Savannah African Art Museum last …

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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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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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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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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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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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Joe Frinzi, Cathy Bednar, Robin Riding and More, at Children’s Author Expo

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

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 of his film columns from the Easton Irregular). Cathy Bednar will be selling her two “Myra Carter” children’s books, along with her book of poems …

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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!

The Memoir Revolution is Changing the World – Panel Discussion

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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 authors to learn what that process was like for them. Host Jerry Waxler's memoir about growing up in the sixties spurred his passion for the genre. He writes …

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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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You Call THAT a Poem?

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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 …

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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.

Novels of GLVWG: Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, in Performance

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“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 like a great feast, the first step is to taste. Join us as our local authors offer you a sample of their favorite passages. We …

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Lehigh Valley Literary Magazine: All Day Meet & Greet plus Review Opportunity!

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

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 book reviews. If you are an author and would like your book reviewed by the Lehigh Valley Literary Magazine and featured on our website and …

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“Meanwhile in the Middle of Eternity” Author Read-aloud and Meet & Greet

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

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 aloud. Including authors Phil Giunta, Christopher D. Ochs (president of GLVWG), Susanna Reilly, Julie Fedon.

Robert Repino and The War With No Name, in conversation with Steve Wiggins.

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

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 science fiction story about a war between animals and humans, was published by Soho Press in 2015. Mort(e) is the first book in the War With No …

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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.

Poet Arhm Choi Wild, in conversation with Veda King Blanchard

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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 New Voices, the New York City Poetry Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, and Asheville Wordfest. Their debut book of poems, CUT TO BLOOM, was the …

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Meet Floyd Cooper: Interview with Melba Tolliver

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(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 Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator of nearly 100 books for children. Floyd started his career in illustration at Hallmark, after a successful career in …

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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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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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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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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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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 PanelThe Work Behind the Words: with Greater Lehigh Valley Writer’s Group (GLVWG)

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Dianna Sinovic hosts a group of local authors to discuss the writing process from concept to page. Regardless of whether we’re reading a story by a seasoned writer or a burgeoning new voice, a great tale keeps us riveted. The narrative and prose sweep us away from the first line to the last. It all …

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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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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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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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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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