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Twisted Tales of Poe

Lafayette College's Weiss Theater in Buck Hall 219 N. 3rd Street, Easton

Free for all; Tickets required. Order tickets via web-link below. by Philip Grecian adapted from stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe directed by Michael O’Neill https://theater.lafayette.edu/poe/

Ama Yawson Reading- The Talk: A Black Family’s Conversation about Racism and Police Brutality

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It is time for "the talk." As much as African American parents wish that they can shelter their kids from the harsh realities of prejudice, stereotyping, racism, and police brutality, it is not feasible. The horrifying deaths of children such as Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Aiyana Stanley-Jones prove that children, no matter how young, …

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NaNoRiMo Introduction

This event is hosted by Greater Lehigh Valley Writer's Group. National Novel Writing Month is an annual Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Well-known authors write "pep-talks" to keep them motivated throughout the process. Learn the …

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Rob Hart: The Warehouse

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Author Rob Hart discusses and reads from his acclaimed novel, "The Warehouse." Click here for the event link. Sold in more than 20 foreign countries * Optioned for film by Ron Howard * Picked as a hot read by publications like Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The Real Book Spy, PopSugar, the BBC, and …

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Memoir Panel – Jerry Waxler

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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 four authors to learn what that process was like for them.    Jerry Waxler: His memoir about growing up in the sixties spurred his passion for the genre. He …

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Robin Riding: Mermaids Fast Asleep

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Robin Riding lives in a Pennsylvania town full of old stone houses, where she and her husband run Book and Puppet Co. She enjoys making beautiful puppets and writing silly songs. Mermaids Fast Asleep is her debut picture book.

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Louise Aronson: “Elderhood”

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Louise Aronson is an American geriatrician, writer, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her book Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. To register for Zoom Q&A: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87225972711

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Booksellers Confessional: Indie Booksellers Talk Shop 

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In this panel, we invite independent booksellers to share their perspectives and describe the impact of the pandemic.   Moderated by Lynn Alexander, Panelists include Andy Laties, Karen Lillis, Darrell Parry, and more TBA.    

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Paul O. Zelinsky

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Interview (with Andy Laties) Author and illustrator of "Wheels on the Bus" speaks with Andy Laties.

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Susan Robeson: Grandpa Stops A War

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"It takes a man of peace to stop a war." The true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War is a tale of courage and activism told by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson. Author reading/talk Register for this event by clicking this link.

Lex Williford: Superman on the Roof

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Author Lex Williford reads from and discusses his latest works, including "Superman on the Roof."

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Darlene P. Campos

Author of YA fiction, Darlene Campos, reads from and discusses her latest works. Darlene P. Campos is the author of the young adult novels BEHIND MOUNT RUSHMORE, SUMMER CAMP IS CANCELLED, and HEAVEN ISN'T ME (to be released in fall 2019). Additionally, she is the author of the children's bilingual picture book, MR. RAY'S BARBERSHOP …

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Donald Miller & David Colley: Vicksburg

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Winner of the Civil War Round Table of New York’s Fletcher Pratt Literary Award Winner of the Austin Civil War Round Table’s Daniel M. & Marilyn W. Laney Book Prize Winner of an Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award “A superb account” (The Wall Street Journal) of the longest and most decisive military campaign of …

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World War 3 Illustrated: The World We Are Fighting For

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

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GLVWG Self-Publishing Panel

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Learn everything you want to know about self-publishing from GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY WRITER'S GROUP members. (Carol L. Wright host) with Christine Talley, Judy England-McCarthy, Christopher D. Ochs, Bernadette Sukley, and Laurel Wenson.

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Pamela Newkirk

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Pamela Newkirk Oct 25 at 6 PM  Author of "Diversity, Inc." Pamela Newkirk is a Journalist. Editor, Professor, Author, and Multidisciplinary Scholar whose work examines the impact dominant portrayals in popular culture have on African American lives.

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Kiss The Ground

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Kiss The Ground 2020 has delivered the most destructive wildfires on record.  And we have run out of letters in the alphabet to name the tropical storms.  Yes, the climate crisis is here and now, not a future event.  Time is not on our side to reverse the damage but don’t despair just yet.  Kiss The …

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Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon Halloween Edition

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Virtual poetry readings by members of the Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon Halloween Edition Click here to register for your free link.  

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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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Inside the Upheaval of Journalism: Marquita Pool-Eckert and Howard Weinberg

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Inside the Upheaval of Journalism: Marquita Pool-Eckert and Howard Weinberg: click here for Q&A access: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81101404991   Pool-Eckert began her career at WABC-TV in New York as producer from 1970 to 1974. From 1974 to 1975, she worked as a producer for WNET/l3 Public TV and moved to CBS News as an associate producer in 1975. Pool-Eckert …

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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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Blair Thornburgh

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Author Blair Thornburgh reads from her latest children's book, "Second Banana," and from her 2019 book, "Skulls."

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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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Britannica Virtual Quiz Show

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With host and encyclopedia editor, Christopher Lloyd A fantastic virtual event, perfect for schools, festivals, bookshops, and museums! Based on the Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia Held over Zoom, there are 8 rounds of quizzes and a grand finale – with Book & Puppet Company gift-certificate prizes to win! When: Nov 1, 2020 02:00 PM …

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Tall Poppy Writers: Raising Up Strong Women’s Voices in Fiction

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Kathryn Craft  Kathryn Craft is the award-winning author of two novels from Sourcebooks, The Art of Falling and The Far End of Happy, and the author of chapters in Author in Progress and The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing from Writers Digest Books. Her fourteen years as a freelance developmental editor at Writing-Partner.com follows a nineteen-year career as a dance critic for The Morning Call newspaper. Long a leader in …

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BOOKS CONNECT

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

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Poetry is Stupid: Change My Mind

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Moderator Darrell Parry asks local poets to discuss Poetry, and defend the form.  Cleveland Wall is a poet, editor, and teaching artist from Bethlehem, PA. She is one half of the poetry-guitar duo The Starry Eyes and a founding member of the poetry improv group No River Twice. She is the author of many small, …

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Revolutionary Cento- Workshop by Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon

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Revolutionary Cento- Workshop by Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon Join Lehigh Valley Poetry for a special “election week” poetry workshop during the Easton Book Festival. The Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon and Open Mic is a weekly virtual event, with a mini-workshop or generative writing prompt on the first Monday of the month. For this month, we …

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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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Dudley Edmundson Reading

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Dudley Edmondson is an American writer and photographer specializing primarily in outdoors and nature writing and photography. He currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

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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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Daniel Chacon reading/discussion

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Author Daniel Chacon reads from and discusses his latest works. Daniel Chacón is a Latino short story writer, novelist, essayist, editor, professor, and radio host. The Cholo Tree: This engrossing coming-of-age novel for teens follows a young Chicano artist who wants only to develop his craft and study in Paris, but who must deal with …

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Word: A Visual Art Show

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Join Jackie Lima and other artists for a virtual art show and party. Artists include: Edward Coppola Marie Roberts Joseph O’Neal Harriet Finck Patricia Dahlman Michael DalCerro Betsey Rosenwald Jenna Katzin Lash Jackie Lima

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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#

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