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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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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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#

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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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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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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Gallery Talk: Easton Nights, with photographer Peter Ydeen

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

Meet photographer Peter Ydeen and explore the mysterious and wonderful exhibition called Easton Nights. In over 70 photographs, Easton Nights evokes the surreal and romantic world of Easton’s small hours. The photos are animated, silent, and cathartic. Ydeen explains, “Easton Nights is a story which grew from the unique and uncommon valley in which the …

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Big Easy Easton Brass Kickoff Concert & Mini-Parade

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

March along with Easton’s own community second-line marching jazz band, the Big Easy Easton Brass (BEEB) as they bring a taste of New Orleans to downtown Easton. Bring your tambourine, kazoo, or any instrument you like, and join in the fun! Open to all ages and skill levels, this community band is bringing a New …

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Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Author Anthology Reading, Meet and Greet Tables

Easton Farmers' 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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Floyd Cooper Memorial Children’s Story Hour: MAX AND THE TAG-ALONG MOON

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

Bring the kids to a delightful storybook reading of the late award-winning children’s book author and Easton’s own Floyd Cooper. The Parents Choice Awards best books list title, Max and the Tag-Along Moon, will be performed by Book and Puppet Co. owner, Andy Laties.   About the Book: Max loves his grandpa. When they must …

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The Three Little Pigs, Puppet Show, with Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater

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

The Three Little Pigs with YIPPEE SKIPPY PUPPET THEATER Bring your little ones to this delightful puppet show based upon the beloved children's tale, The Three Little Pigs. 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 …

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Children’s Halloween Book Reading and Book Signing, with author Blair Thornburgh,SKULLS!

smARTivities 60 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

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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Drag Queen Story Hour, with Eileen O’Brennan

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 story hour?

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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, United States

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, United States

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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Games: DEVOUR Card Game Demo and Science on a Sphere

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

Enjoy Nurture Nature's Science on a Sphere program about animal habitats. Then, play the game of DEVOUR, taking on the role of one of seven forest-dwelling creatures and feeding upon as many of your opponent's cards as you can. Bout after bout, compete for your very survival. Establish the largest Feed Pile, propel yourself to …

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Cindy Williams Newsome Chasing Baseball for Life and Other Adventures

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

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, 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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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 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, 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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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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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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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, 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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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, …

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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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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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