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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Why Zines? An Easton Book Festival Panel Discussion

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Why zines? Zines are typically DIY books that are shared, traded, spread, and collected. Zine culture has been around for years, with a role in subversion, activism, radical self expression, book arts, political activism, and so much more. In this panel for the Easton Book Festival, local zine collector/maker/enthusiast Lynn Alexander will host guest panelists …

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Words in the Ward

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Join Lynn Alexander and Easton West Ward's writers and musicians for readings, performances and art-films.

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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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Floyd Cooper reads Max and the Tagalong Moon

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Storytime with children's book illustrator Floyd Cooper. Floyd Cooper is 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 the industrial side of art, he made the leap into picture books with Eloise Greenfield’s Grandpa’s Face. Since then Floyd …

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GLVWG: Getting to Know You-Author Michael Stephen Daigle is interviewed by John Evans

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Author Michael Daigle discusses his work and process with GLVWG's John Evans. Michael is the author of the multiple award winning Frank Nagler Mysteries: THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY; A GAME CALLED DEAD; THE WEIGHT OF LIVING; THE RED HAND. For info visit www.michaelstephendaigle.com, a site for fiction, poetry and commentary.      

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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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Victoria Jamieson

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

Rebecca Price Janney Reading & Enactment

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

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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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Meet Floyd Cooper: Interview with Melba Tolliver

Meet renowned children's book illustrator Floyd Cooper, who lives right here in Easton, PA. Link to join Webinar https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89335925800 Floyd Cooper is 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 the industrial side of art, he made the …

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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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It’s Okay to Be Different, by Todd Parr

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

It's Okay to Be Different, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Spooked: Dr Zeno’s Flashmob

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

Spooked: Dr Zeno's Flashmob, part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Books As Art

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

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.

Lehigh Valley Reads presents “Talk/Read/Sing”

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

Four 15-minute Talk Read Sing sessions with families. On the hour, between Noon and 3:30. United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Talk Read Sing is a public awareness and action campaign that aims to improve literacy for children birth to age five and empower families to become their child’s first and best teacher. The …

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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

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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The Feel Good Book, by Todd Parr

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

The Feel Good Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Lehigh Valley Poetry: Community Open Mic

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

Join us for the special Easton Book Festival open mic. This event will be held in the courtyard outside the Lafayette College Store at 211 McCartney St. in Easton. Share a poem, sing a song, do your thing. All welcome.

Author Tina Capricorn Discusses “The Anchor of Time”

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Tina Capricorn has been imagining adventures with fantastic creatures her entire life. She and interviewer Veda King Blanchard discuss Aeor-Eterna, and the story of Renata and Vincent. Join the fun, right here on our website's front page!

Rock Reads: Musicians On Books

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Please join us in a special virtual discussion for the Easton Book Festival with local musicians, talking about the books they read and if these books have had an influence on their music and creative careers. This talk will help viewers see a different side of some local favorites, with this candid talk on biographies, …

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The Don’t Worry Book, by Todd Parr

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

The Don't Worry Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Hansel and Gretel: Fractured Fable

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

Hansel and Gretel: Fractured Fable, part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Lafayette College Student Open Mic

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

Join the Easton Book Festival in the courtyard outside the Lafayette College Store and watch live student performances. Spoken Word, Music and More. All are welcome!

Echo City Capers Storytime and Workshop

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

Enjoy an afternoon of capers and coloring at Book & Puppet with Ralph Greco & Joe Swarctz, the creators of children's book series, "Echo City Capers". Ralph will be reading from illustrated series and Joe will lead kids-of-all-ages in a fun drawing & coloring workshop.

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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The Brother Book, by Todd Parr

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The Brother Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater. View here on the festival website front page.

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!

Tech Talk: Story Structure

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Author and freelance writer, Rachel Thompson, looks at what story structure is and why it’s important. She addresses the philosophical split between discovery writers and plotters and bridges the craft gap between them. View this Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Tech Talk on our festival website front page. BIO: Rachel Thompson, former freelance writer, wrote …

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Murder in the Lehigh Valley, with Katherine Ramsland

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Author Katherine Ramsland, in conversation with Lafayette College Store's Darrell Parry, discusses "Murder in the Lehigh Valley". Watch here on our festival website's front page.

Have You Seen The Ghost Of Tom? (Puppet Pals)

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Have You Seen The Ghost Of Tom? -- Part of the Helping Kids Cope series presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater. View here on our festival website front page.

The Underwear Book, by Todd Parr

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The Underwear Book, by Todd Parr, part of the Helping Kids Cope series presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater. Watch here on festival website front page.  

The Tree In Me, by Corinna Luyken

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

The Tree In Me, by Corinna Luyken, part of the Helping Kids Cope series presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater. Live in person at Book & Puppet Company on Centre Square, Easton, and also online on festival website front page.

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.

Grandpa Cacao, by Elizabeth Zunon

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

Grandpa Cacao, by Elizabeth Zunon, part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

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.

Halloween Stories, with Charles Kiernan

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The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group's Charles Kiernan presents tales to trouble your sleep. Not for children! Watch on our festival website front page.

The Earth Book, by Todd Parr

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

The Earth Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

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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The I’m Not Scared Book, by Todd Parr

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

The I'm Not Scared Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

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

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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Wingman: Dr Zeno’s Flashmob

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

Wingman: Dr Zeno's Flashmob - part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

“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

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.

The Goodbye Book, by Todd Parr

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

The Goodbye Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

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

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

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

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.

The Thankful Book, by Todd Parr

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

The Thankful Book, by Todd Parr. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

Bluebeard: Fractured Fable

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

Bluebeard: Fractured Fable. Part of the Helping Kids Cope series, presented by Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater.

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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Anthologies and Contests: Opportunities for Short Fiction – presented by Suzanne Mattaboni

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Anthologies and Contests: Opportunities for Short Fiction This session will outline opportunities to get your short stories, poetry, or essays recognized in venues including anthologies, contests, award competitions, and select recurring magazine features, including providing a list of ongoing prizes and outlets. We’ll outline some of the benefits of spotlighting your work in these media, …

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