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

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

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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Poetry Reading: Limn the Mask, with Danielle Notaro

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Hear Danielle Notaro read from her first book of poems, Limn the Mask, which explores ways to express the ineffable self on paper. Poetry and prose with COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS. In this first book of poems, Danielle Notaro undertakes a quest to write the self on paper. The essence of self-being notoriously resistant to description, she […]

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Panel Discussion: Speculative Writing, with Robert Repino, Andrew Uzendoski, and Steve Wiggins

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Join authors Robert Repino, Andrew Uzendoski, and Steve Wiggins for a conversation on speculative writing—a literary genre that breaks the typical realism barriers of science fiction, horror, fantasy, or historical fiction to allow for unlimited possibilities and poses questions of what might have been or could be.         Robert Repino grew up in […]

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

Connexions Gallery 213 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

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 Short Story Panel: with Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

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Join host Judy England-McCarthy and the Lehigh Valley Writer's Group (GLVWG) for a virtual panel discussion on creating short stories. Christopher Ochs, Rachel Thompson, Carol L. Wright, Hilary Hauck, and Suzanne Mattaboni. Suzanne's most recent book "Once in a Lifetime" is available now on Amazon.

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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 […]

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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Virtual Author Discussion: Dialogues with Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, with Dianna Sinovic & Phil Giunta

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Enjoy a virtual evening with Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) authors Dianna Sinovic and Phil Giunta. GLVWG is an all-genre writer's support organization. Writers of fiction or non-fiction, poets, journalists, essayists, and playwrights all benefit from a membership in GLVWG and all writers in the Greater Lehigh Valley are welcome to join.    

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

Cat Cafe 452 Northampton Street, Easton, PA, United States

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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Virtual: Anatomy of a Novel, with Thomas Lubben

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Join author Tom Lubben as he discusses what it took to put a novel together. He outlines the events that led him to South Jersey and led to a novel about the mystery of the Pine Barrens. He will discuss the varied steps he had to take to be published.

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

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

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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Virtual Interview: Author Karen Lillis

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Interview with Karen Lillis, bookseller and the author of four novellas, most recently, "Watch the Doors as They Close" (Spuyten Duyvil). Karen writes in a variety of forms, including short stories, micro fic, poetry, poetic prose, and memoir. She received a 2014 Acker Award for Avant Garde Excellence in Fiction, and once wrote a story on […]

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

Easton Community Center 901 Washington St, Easton, PA, United States

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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Virtual Author Dialogue: with Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group members Judy England-McCarthy and Janice Rodgers.

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Join GLVWG authors Judy England-McCarthy and Janice Rodgers for an online discussion of writing books.   Judy England-McCarthy As both an author and professional storyteller my creative intention is to make connections with people through writing and sharing stories. I hope to entertain, inform and transform people through my telling and writing stories. In this […]

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Virtual Meeting: Diverse VoicesBook Club with special guest author Emerald Garner

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Join us for a special Diverse Voices in conversation with Emerald Garner. This month's meeting is in partnership with Lafayette College and the Easton Book Festival! Diverse Voices has been meeting since January 2021. Each month we focus on diverse voices across various mediums and meet virtually for discussion. Contact Angela at angelar@eastonpl.org to register. […]

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Virtual Panel Discussion: The Day of the Dead in the Works of Latinx Authors– a Words on a Wire Podcast Episode in the Making, Hosted by Daniel Chacon

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Listen to a haunting author panel discussion about the Day of the Dead –a traditional Mexican celebration of the yearly lifting of the veil between the worlds of the living and departed. Three celebrated Latinx writers will discuss Mexican and Chicanx views about death, life, ghosts, and spirits, just in time for Halloween. This prestigious panel […]

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Author Speak: Lehigh Valley Ghosts,with Katherine Ramsland

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

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, Easton, PA, United States

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, Easton, PA, United States

    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, Easton, PA, United States

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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Kids Art Workshop: Floating Painted Cardboard Cut-Outs, with Big Nazo

Easton Farmers' Market Scott Park, 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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Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Author Reading and Tables

Easton Farmers' Market Scott Park, Easton, PA

Meet and greet local authors under The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group tents, and enjoy their on-stage performances from 9 to 10 am. Featuring Phil Giunta, John Evans, Thomas Lubben, Suzanne Mattaboni, Christopher D. Ochs, and Carol Wright. Established in 1752, the year of the City’s founding, the Easton Farmers’ Market (EFM) is the oldest, […]

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Reading: Mermaids Fast Asleep, with author Robin Riding

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

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 Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

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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The Frog Prince, with Yippee Skippy Puppets

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Bring the little ones to see an interactive puppet show version of the children’s classic, The Frog Prince. 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 pop culture in a way that invited children to engage […]

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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, United States

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 Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

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 […]

Tucker and Zoey Adventures with Christian Bensing and Timothy Feather

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Bring the kids to libra and the love and joy they bring families. Lehigh Valley authors Christian Bensing and Timothy Feather will be on hand to tell stories and sign copies of their book.   Tucker and Zoey Adventures is all about celebrating rescue pets and the love and joy they bring us as members of […]

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Arts Program: Bonnie Winfield’s Book Making Workshop

smARTivities 60 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

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, United States

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 […]

Meet and Greet: Young Adult Author Cyn Balog

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

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.

Story Hour: Author CK Gregory Reads Mr. Sunnyside

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Bring the kids to hear Easton author CK Gregory read the story of Tommy, a young boy, who is stuck at home on a rainy day with nothing to do when an eggstraordinary egg named Mr. Sunnyside comes to his rescue. When Tommy, a young boy, is stuck at home on a rainy day with […]

Author Talk: CHAZAN Unfiltered, with Graphic Novelist Erminio Pinque

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

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 […]

Daedal Doodle with artist Victor Stabin

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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, United States

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. […]

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

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

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 […]

Tasting Pennsylvania Recipe Sampling with Carrie Havranek

Easton Public Market’s Community Room 325 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

In Tasting Pennsylvania: Favorite Recipes from the Keystone State, food writer Carrie Havranek showcases 108 recipes from the best restaurants, inns, diners, cafés, and bed-and-breakfasts across the state. Mouthwatering photographs complement each recipe. The recipes celebrate Pennsylvania’s chefs and the state’s amazing bounty of farm-fresh produce and meats. Enjoy classics like Philly cheesesteak, Pittsburgh salad, […]

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

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

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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DEVOUR Card Game Demo with David Mazure

Punch Out Games 161 Northampton St., Easton, PA

Test out the new game DEVOUR, at our new Easton games hub, Punch Out Games. Play the game of DEVOUR, taking on the role of one of seven forest-dwelling creatures, and feed upon as many of your opponent's cards as you can. Bout after bout, compete for your very survival. Establish the largest Feed Pile, […]

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Author Talk: Sean Ford Only Skin Presentation

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

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, United States

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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Floyd Cooper Storytime with Puppets A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette―an enslaved person who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. After his resounding defeat at the battle of Yorktown, British General Charles Cornwallis made a point of touring the American camp, looking for the reason behind his […]

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CHAZAN! Unfiltered: Erminio Pinque

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

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 […]

Easton Small Press Expo

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

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, United States

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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Big Nazo and YOU Join the Halloween Parade

Union Station 178 South Main Street, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States

Help the Big Nazo surprise the annual Phillipsburg/Easton Halloween parade by suiting up in a monster costume at Union Station in P-Burg, and running out to join the parade peeps when they pass by. Open to all ages and skill levels, this community band is bringing a New Orleans tradition to the streets of Easton. […]

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Easton Book Festival Brings Authors into the Schools

Easton Area Public Schools Easton, United States

We'll be out in the community, October 16th to 20th: Easton's seven elementary schools will host leading children's book authors Eric Velasquez ("Octopus Stew"), J.E. Thomas ("Control Freaks"), Robin Riding ("Mermaids Fast Asleep"), Cat Min ("The Little Toymaker"), Deborah Mortimer ("Zorah and the Very Big Question"), and Rashin Kheiriyeh ("The Shape of Home") during 21 […]

Meet Levine Querido Children’s Authors J.E. Thomas and Rashin Kheiriyeh

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Easton Book Festival will be in the community, October 16th to 20th: Easton’s 7 elementary schools will host 6 children’s book authors, who will present 21 inspiring presentations that promote the love of reading. Several of these visiting authors are published by the innovative and adventurous house Levine Querido, which seeks to publish "diverse, powerful, […]

VIRTUAL: Buried Treasures: The Power of Political Fairy Tales

Virtual Online: Facebook & Youtube

https://youtu.be/BwiRQpqn6rY?si=Y-oXG2bODvQJZ7x7 Jack Zipes--in conversation with Festival director Andy Laties--describes his passion for uncovering political fairy tales of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, explaining why these deserve greater attention and appreciation.

VIRTUAL: Words in the Ward Open Mic: Virtual Book Festival Edition

Virtual Online: Facebook & Youtube

https://fb.watch/nK_vYnHlZb/ Words in the Ward is a West Ward based poetry series, started in 2014. It was hosted in various locations, open to all. When the pandemic hit in 2020, the series was included in the Easton Book Festival through videos featuring poets and storytellers.

VIRTUAL: How to Resist Amazon and Why & How to Protect Bookstores and Why

Virtual Online: Facebook & Youtube

https://youtu.be/zbHIMEPUM_k?si=N1DgwWjhvM_x-dUx Readers understand that Amazon is a danger, while bookstores support community life. Bookseller Danny Caine’s manifestos have galvanized booklovers, explaining concretely the issues which bookbuyers have grasped intuitively. Easton Book Festival director Andy Laties—author of “Rebel Bookseller”—interviews Danny Caine about the power of books and the many missions of bookselling.

VIRTUAL: How Memoirs Heal the Social Fabric: Panel Discussion

Virtual Online: Facebook & Youtube

https://youtu.be/5xurOvDDBwM?si=9yOjRvjsB2gZd7ci While memoirs, at first glance, appear to be a self-oriented genre, these three panelists will show how they use life-story writing to bring people together, increase empathy, and heal social wounds. Featuring: Jerry Waxler, Lorraine Ash, and Jennifer Lader  

VIRTUAL: Biblical Reception in Folklores of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas: Panel Discussion

Virtual Online: Facebook & Youtube

https://youtu.be/P_ALqMQhpps?si=B2qBLvJ2fy_uFCYv "The Bible in Folklore Worldwide", a two-volume, illustrated Handbook, provides readers with original studies of the reception of the Bible in the folklores of different cultures. Contributing scholars from around the world discuss their essays with editor Eric Ziolkowski, Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible at Lafayette College. The panelists are: – John […]

VIRTUAL: Nothing New Under 1,000 Suns: Speculative Fiction Workshop

Virtual Online: Facebook & Youtube

Is it true that everything in writing has been done before? How do you keep your fantasy, Sci-fi, and horror ideas fresh? This workshop will take some fun out-of-the-box approaches to thinking about your speculative writing.

Big Easy Easton Brass Kickoff Concert

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

March along with our own community marching jazz band as the BEEB brings a taste of New Orleans to downtown Easton. Bring your tambourine, kazoo, or any instrument you like, and join in the fun!

LVPC Presents: Poetry on the Square

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Our outdoor poetry event is part of the festival opening activities in downtown Easton, in Centre Square outside of Book & Puppet bookstore. Poets include Sean Hanrahan, Alison Lubar, Mike Hoff, Chad Frame, Matt Wolf, Jon Lawrence, Sara Bowman, Rebecca Migdal, Anna Kodama, E. Lynn Alexander, and more!

Do Your Own Research! Panel Discussion with Independent Scholars

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Three independent researchers--whose work has been published through leading publishers Verso, Beacon Press, and AK Press--talk about the practices researchers with no institutional affiliation use in developing factual, truthful information. Does it help to have no university connection, and be free to tell the whole truth? How do public intellectuals earn readers' trust, in an […]

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Author Tables Meet & Greet

Easton Farmers' Market Scott Park, Easton, PA

Established 1752--the year of the City’s founding--Easton Farmers’ Market is the oldest, continuous open-air market in the nation. Meet and greet local authors under the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group tent.

Tucker and Zoey Adventures Storyhour

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Celebrate rescue pets and the love and joy they bring families. Lehigh Valley authors Christian Bensing and Timothy Feather will tell stories from their book.

Mermaids Fast Asleep Storyhour

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Easton author Robin Riding sings her book "Mermaids Fast Asleep," a lyrical bedtime picture book that asks how mermaids sleep in the sea. This wonderful read-aloud book about mythological sea creatures is the perfect nighttime read for your little dreamer.

Just As It Is! Storyhour

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Self-love and self-image is everything! The love of others begin with the love of one’s self. If we can’t or don’t love any part of ourselves, we may hesitate to love others. This is a story of a little African American girl whose parents inspired her early in life to love and appreciate her natural […]

Mr. Sunnyside Storyhour

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Easton author CK Gregory reads his story of Tommy, a young boy stuck at home on a rainy day with nothing to do, when an eggstraordinary egg named Mr. Sunnyside comes to the rescue.

Storytime for Dogs at Easton Farmers’ Market

Easton Farmers' Market Scott Park, Easton, PA

Stop by the Easton Book Festival tables for paw-some stories and treats. Make friends, celebrate books and community, and meet some of the EBF Board!

Echo City Capers Storytime with Artmaking

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Artist-entertainers Joe and Ralph are back with another fun storytime and interactive drawing session featuring their series of fun comic books for kids.

Looking Toward the Rising Sun: Author Reading

College Hill Tavern 420 Cattell Street, Easton, PA, United States

A novel tracing a decade in the life of Lizzie Ellison, a Black girl growing up in the deep South, determined to rise above the trap set by racial stereotypes, who sees the rise of a new Civil Rights movement promising a brighter coming day for her generation.

Stick Figure Poetry Showcase

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Join a curated selection of poets from the virtual pages of Stick Figure Poetry Quarterly and beyond. R.Sen is a New Jersey based spoken word artist,writer, and poet who found love for writing at the age16. She has since used this passion in many readings/performances, both online and in-person, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It was […]

Drag Queen Story Hour with Yippee Skippy Puppets

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

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 storyhour?

75 Years of Easton Wrestling: Interview

College Hill Tavern 420 Cattell Street, Easton, PA, United States

Ellis Weitzman captures the essence of the history of wrestling as one of Pennsylvania's most storied programs. Weitzman’s writings cross into areas that connect years, if not decades of memories for some of the sport’s most ardent admirers and loyalists of high school wrestling. Interview with Colin Gregory.  

Home is Where the Heart Is with 8-year-old author Finley Campbell

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

"Home Is Where The Heart Is, Easton" is a sweet guide through Easton from a child's perspective. Finley Campbell wanted to write a book all about his beloved hometown of Easton, PA. What started off as a first grade homeschool passion project, is now coming to life! All of the places spotlighted in the book […]

The Business of Personal Training

College Hill Tavern 420 Cattell Street, Easton, PA, United States

Whether you are a personal trainer working for a fitness facility, an independent contractor, or the owner of a personal training business, you will benefit from the practical business guidelines and tools presented in this book. Jiva Fitness owner Mark Nutting (ACSM HFD, ACSM CEP, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT D, RCPT*E) has worked in personal training and […]

Four Picture-Book Authors Read Their Books, plus, Crafts

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

The authors of four recent traditionally-published picture books provide storytimes, crafts and booksignings. The featured books are: "In the Palm of My Hand," "The Knight Snacker," "Paisley's Big Birthday," "Porcupette and Moppet," "Randall and Randall, and "The Ugly Doodles."

Nothing to Lose but Our Chains! Panel Discussion about Social Transformation

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Melissa Ditmore, author of "Unbroken Chains," Raina Lipsitz, author of "The Rise of a New Left," and Lafayette College professor Caroline Lee discuss the emergence of a youthful new left in American politics and labor activists’ ongoing battle to end human trafficking by strengthening workers’ rights.

Polymath: The Life and Professions of ‘Joy of Sex’ author Alex Comfort

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

We have so much more to learn about Alex Comfort, the author of "The Joy of Sex." Eric Laursen's biography covers it all: the life of a young poet, pacifism, anarchist activism, academic life, the 60s counterculture, starting over in California, "The Joy of Sex," aging and death. "Polymath" is the first biography of one […]

Party Time with Unbearables Poetry Collective & Collapse Press East

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

Party time at International Fusionism Museum features readings by The Unbearables and Collapse Press, The Unbearables are a loose confederation of poets and writers who came of age in 1980s and 90s New York. Infamous for their high-minded aesthetics and low, barroom manners, the group has sought to torment literary powers-that-be throughout its more than […]

Easton Zine [Mini] Library ZINE SWAP @ Small Press Expo

Easton Public Market’s Community Room 325 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

The Easton Zine (Mini) Library will host a zine swap and informal meet up at the Easton Book Festival Author and Small Press Expo. Participants should bring copies of their zines to trade, or just share. There will be a variety of displayed and free zines while supplies last!

Grit and Crime–The Art of Writing Noir: Panel DIscussion

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Noir is a subgenre of crime literature featuring cynical characters and bleak settings. Dark in theme and subject matter, noir often features systemic corruption and a disturbing mixture of sex and violence. It is frequently associated with hard-boiled detective fiction, but they’re not exactly the same. Panelists will discuss the similarities and differences between noir […]

Easton Small Press Expo: Publisher Tables with Author Meet & Greet

Easton Public Market’s Community Room 325 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

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

Author Readings @ Easton Small Press Expo

Easton Public Market’s Community Room 325 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Join us for Author Readings during the Easton Book Festival Author and Small Press Expo. Time-slot Reader Contact Small Press 11:00:00 AM Opening Remarks Lynn Alexander Easton Book Festival 11:15:00 AM Thurston Gill, Jr. Angel Ackerman Parisian Phoenix 11:30:00 AM Larry Sceurman Angel Ackerman Parisian Phoenix 11:45:00 AM Angel Ackerman Angel Ackerman Parisian Phoenix 12:00:00 […]

Kensington Press Mystery-Writers Panel

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Three authors in conversation. "MURDER IN AN ITALIAN VILLAGE" by Michael Falco: In beautiful Positano, Italy, a widowed B&B owner discovers a body in one of her bedrooms. "CHARLOTTE ILLES IS NOT A DETECTIVE" by Katie Siegel: This charming, entertaining debut based on the popular @katiefliesaway TikTok series stars a twentysomething former kid detective coaxed […]

Meet Camille Gomera-Tavarez @ Young Adult Festival

Skillman Library 710 Sullivan Road, Easton, United States

Join Camille Gomera-Tavarez, author of "High Spirits", a 2022 Pura Belpré Honor Award winner, for a conversation about her work.  

Victoria Jamieson: Writing Graphic Novels @ Young Adult Festival

Skillman Library 710 Sullivan Road, Easton, United States

Join award winning author and illustrator Victoria Jamieson as she teaches us the art of the graphic novel. You will even have an opportunity to follow along and create your own strip!

A Dark and Stormy Night: Game Show with Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Storm clouds gather as the audience votes on their favorite excerpts read by three GLVWG authors in a literary “gameshow.” Each round showcases the authors' mastery of an element of fiction: dialogue, setting, character with the audience as the judge. Expect audience participation, a literary trivia quiz, door prizes, and fun for all. Featuring: John […]

Fidelity Bank Ice Cream Truck

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

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 more. Stop by for […]

Love, Nature Magic: Shamanic Journeys into the Heart of My Garden

Nurture Nature Center 518 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Join bestselling author, activist, and garden expert Maria Rodale on her shamanic journeys as she reflects on her surprising conversations with the spirits of the familiar plants and animals around us—and the knowledge they share with us. Maria is in conversation with Jungian scholar Rebecca Migdal, the co-owner of Book & Puppet Company.

Meet Shveta Thakrar @ Young Adult Festival

Skillman Library 710 Sullivan Road, Easton, United States

Join Shveta Thakrar, Andre Norton Nebula Award finalist and author of "Star Daughter" for a conversation about her work.

Pink Trees Press Poetry Reading

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

Pink Trees Press was established in 2012 producing small batches of handmade books. The press grew in 2019 when it started to produce Origami Book #1 & Origami Book # 2. In 2020, "Silver Tongued Devil Anthology" became the first mass-marketed Pink Trees Press book. Since then, the press has published "Poems from an Unending […]

Laughs on Paper

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Join Jessica as she reads some puns, one liners and mom jokes from her book, "Dumb Jokes for Smart Folks", some passages of her satire, and gives the audience a short instructional on "how to write a joke." Maybe she'll even play a funny song or two! Some of her special guest comedian friends will […]

Living Ur Sonata

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

"Living Ur Sonata" brings tales of artist Kurt Schwitters' dramatic life into resonance with stories of author Andrew Laties' forty years performing Schwitters’ classic “Ur Sonata” (“Sonata in Primeval Sounds”). Plus: Urchestra performs “Ur Sonata” excerpts. Performances by Andy Laties, Rebecca Migdal, Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz, and Eric Blitz.

My Body, Our Rights: World War 3 Illustrated Slideshows & Closing Reception

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Celebrate women’s bodily autonomy, with slideshow presentations by six contributors to the longest-running political comics anthology, World War 3 Illustrated—now in its 45th year. Refreshments served, during this closing reception for Easton Book Festival. Featuring Rebecca Migdal, Liz Keough, Jackie Lima, J. Gonzalez-Blitz, Sabrina Jones, and Paula Hewitt.