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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Hope Conquers Fear: The Great Indie Bookstore Revival

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Author and bookseller Andy Laties talks to the Unitarian Universalists of Lehigh Valley's breakfast forum about how despite the pandemic's effect on local economies, there is still hope for small businesses and independent booksellers. Andy Laties wrote "Rebel Bookseller: Why Indie Businesses Represent Everything You Want to Fight For--From Free Speech, to Buying Local, to […]

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BOOKS CONNECT

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

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Rebecca Thornburgh: A Kid’s Guide to Illustrating Books

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"When I was seven, I announced at the dinner table that when I grew up, I was going to be a bookmaker. Everybody laughed. But ever since I can remember, making books — creating stories and pictures — was what I wanted to do. So, now that I’m more or less a grownup, I’m more […]

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World War Three Illustrated Election News Desk

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

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Lee Upton & Joyce Hinnefeld in Conversation

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Author Lee Upton (Lafayette College)  speaks with Joyce Hinnefeld (Moravian College) about writing. Each author reads from their newest works, and they discuss their writing process. Lee Upton is the author of fourteen books, including six books of poetry, short story collections, an essay collection, and volumes of literary criticism. She is a librettist as […]

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Learning the History of Books – Chris Phillips Class

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Join Lafayette professor, Chris Phillips, as he takes us on a journey through the history of books. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85259135609?pwd=aVBRbzM1REFrVXNSSlhrenlKMGxNZz09 Passcode: 607999 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13126266799,,85259135609#,,,,,,0#,,607999# or +16465588656,,85259135609#,,,,,,0#,,607999#

Future of Education panel discussion

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

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LAFAYETTE ON THE BOOK

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    An Informal Panel Discussion Sponsored by the Lafayette College Humanities Center, Organized for the Second Annual Easton Book Festival     Organizer and moderator: - Eric Ziolkowski, Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shakespeare’s First Folio: The Gift Two Fellow Players Gave Him—and Us - June Schlueter, Charles A. Dana […]

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Rock Reads: Musicians On Books

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Rock Reads- Local Musicians On Books- Coming Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00 PM EST. This will be a virtual event on zoom webinar AND streaming on Facebook and the Easton Book Festival website. Webinar: 822 6055 9193. About this event: Please join us in a special virtual discussion for the Easton Book Festival with local […]

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Writer’s Cafe–hosted by GLVWG

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Pre-recorded two weeks ago--learn what this fun bi-weekly program is all about: If you are serious about getting published, this is a great way to get started. Come to the Writers Cafe and take a chance with a very friendly circle of fellow writers by reading a page or two of your current manuscript. The […]

GLVWG: Getting to Know You-Christopher Ochs

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Author Christopher Ochs discusses his work with Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group interviewer Dianne Sinovic Christopher D. Ochs' foray into writing began with his epic fantasy Pindlebryth of Lenland: The Five Artifacts, recommended by US Review of Books. Several of his short stories have been published in the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group and Bethlehem […]

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Sylva Kelegian: God Spelled Backwards

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Sylva Kelegian has appeared Off-Broadway and guest-starred on television dramas such as CSI, NCIS: Los Angeles, Southland, Rizzoli & Isles, ER, Cold Case, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Prison Break, Bones, Without a Trace, and many more. She has starred in independent films, co-starred in Stephen King’s movie of the week, Desperation, and appeared in movies […]

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Natalie Goldberg: Writing Down the Bones

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Author Natalie Goldberg in conversation with Easton Book Festival president Melba Tolliver (who is also one of Natalie's students!) Natalie Goldberg is the author of fifteen books, including Writing Down the Bones (Shambhala, 1986), which has sold over one million copies, has been translated into fourteen languages, and started a revolution in the way we […]

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Words in Action: a panel discussion with playwrights and screenwriters

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Playwrights and screenwriters discuss their forms and how the pandemic is affecting their ability to share ideas with the public. With Dennis Bush, Lori Fischer, Sylva Kelegian, and Maureen Davis. Dennis Bush-Playwright/screenwriter Dennis Bush's plays have been performed in New York, and throughout the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, […]

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Jessica Stone reads Craving London: Confessions of an Incurable Romantic

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Author Jessica Stone reads from and discusses her brand new memoir, "Craving London." Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89804660321 "Read Jessica Stone's evocative memoir and prepare to be dazzled. When I grow up, I want to write like Jessica!" -Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Big Leap […]

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Marly Youmans Reading, hosted by John Wilson

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Marly Youmans is one of today's masters of language and imagination. Her poetry and fiction blend fantastic, historical, and everyday elements that have delighted readers for decades. In this program, book critic and editor John Wilson introduces a series of dramatic readings of Youmans's fiction and poetry, from her critically acclaimed Catherwood (1996) to her recently released Charis in […]

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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Reading: Lehigh Valley Poetry Group

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

Join the Lehigh Valley Poetry Group for a FREE reading outside at Book, and Puppet Co. 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA. Or join us online through Facebook! We will kick off this year's Easton Book festival with a poetry reading featuring host E. Lynn Alexander and members of our program partner, the Lehigh Valley Poetry […]

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

Easton 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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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, […]

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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