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The Unbearables

Fusionist Action-Reading & Art Opening Exhibit from NYC

Oct. 16 at 6 PM

The Unbearables are a group of writers, poets and artists from the 1980’s underground New York City literary scene.

Greater Lehigh Valley Writer’s Group (GLVWG)

NANOWRIMO Introduction

Oct. 17 at 3 PM

Writer’s Cafe

Oct. 20 at 6 PM

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group is simply a group of 100+ writers of all genres and venues: fiction or non-fiction, poets, journalists, essayists, playwrights, short-fiction authors and novelists. We all have one primary function – to provide our members, and the writer community in general, support and resources to advance and promote their craft and profession.

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Rob Hart

The Warehouse

Oct. 17 at 6 PM

Rob Hart is the author of the Ash McKenna crime series and the short-story collection Take-Out. He also co-wrote Scott Free with James Patterson. He’s worked as a book publisher, a political reporter, and a communications director for a politician and was a commissioner for the city of New York
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Vin Zappacosta

Reading: Dementia Mama Drama

10/18 at 6:30 PM

Vincent Zappacosta has been a writer and photographer ever since he was a little boy back in Catholic school. His professional background has been in theatre, yoga and graphic design.

His writings as a caregiver and a strong advocate for dementia and Alzheimer’s have been published by several leading Alzheimer’s organizations. Vin has two blogs “nyc2vin” and “Dementia-Mama-Drama”. He has received national awards for his graphic design but still has room on his shelf for more.

Vin and his husband Douglass Christensen continue work on “Some Of These Daze” the play based on their experiences as caregivers in the book “Dementia-Mama-Drama”. We’ll see you at the theatre.

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Louise Aronson


Oct. 19 at 5 PM

Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, medical humanist, professor of medicine at UCSF and the author of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aronson has received the Gold Professorship in Humanism in Medicine, the California Homecare Physician of the Year award, and the American Geriatrics Society Clinician-Teacher of the Year award. Her writing credits include the New York Times, AtlanticWashington PostDiscoverVoxJAMA, Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine, and she has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Morning Edition, Politico, Kaiser Health News, Tech Nation and the New Yorker.

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Lehigh Valley Poetry Salon

Oct. 19 & 26th, Nov. 2nd, at 8:30 PM

The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group is simply a group of 100+ writers of all genres and venues: fiction or non-fiction, poets, journalists, essayists, playwrights, short-fiction authors and novelists. We all have one primary function – to provide our members, and the writer community in general, support and resources to advance and promote their craft and profession.

Stick Figure Poetry

Poetry Readings

Oct. 22 at 7 PM

The Virtual Stick Figure Poetry Open Mic is thrilled to host Lehigh Valley Poetry’s second annual Wicked Brew this October 22nd as part of the Easton Book Festival. Stop in via zoom and listen to some dark, Halloween themed stories and poetry. Stick around afterward for the open mic to follow. The event begins at 7:00 PM. Costumes encouraged!

Dr. Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe

Author Talk

10/23 at 1 PM

Sharpe is the founder and president of a new think tank on equity, the Women’s Institute for Science, Equity, and Race, or WISERWISER is working to ensure that policy research addresses the economic, social, cultural, and political well-being of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American and multiracial women.

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Lex Williford

Superman on the Roof ; Balsa and Tissue Paper

Oct. 23 at 7 PM

Lex Williford holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and has taught in the writing programs at Southern Illinois University and the University of Alabama and was a Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Missouri, St. Louis in 2002.  His novella, Balsa and Tissue Paper, is now available as a selection in both the Ploughshares Solos Fall 2019 longform issue and as a single e-book; his novella in flash, Superman on the Roof, won the 2016 Rose Metal Press Flash Fiction Award book; and his book of stories, Macauley’s Thumb, won the 1993 Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction.  His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in American Literary Review, Elm Leaves Journal, Fiction, Glimmer Train Stories, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Kansas Quarterly, Laurel Review, Natural Bridge, The Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market, Poets & Writers, Quarterly West, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Smokelong Quarterly, the Southern Review, Sou’wester, StoryQuarterly, Tameme, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Water~Stone and Witness; his stories have been anthologized in W. W. Norton’s Flash Fiction, Persea Books’ Sudden Flash Youth, The Iowa Award: The Best Stories, 1991-2000 and The Best of  Witness: 1987-2004, The Eloquent Short Story, the Rose Metal Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Sleep is a Beautiful Color, the UK’s 2017 National Flash Fiction Day anthology and elsewhere.  He has received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Blue Mountain Center, the Centrum Foundation, the Djerassi Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Villa Montalvo, the Wurlitzer Foundation and Yaddo.  Coeditor, with Michael Martone, of the popular Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, now in its second edition, and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction, he is the founding director of the online MFA program and the recent chair of the on-campus bilingual MFA program at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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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Marquita Pool-Eckert and Howard Weinberg

Inside the Upheaval of Journalism

Oct. 28 at 6 PM

PoolEckert 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. PoolEckert functioned as a producer there from 1984 to 1990, and became senior producer of Sunday Morning in 1990.


Howard Weinberg is a TV journalist (“MacNeil/Lehrer”; “Bill Moyers”; “CBS Sunday Morning” and “60 Minutes”) and documentary filmmaker (“’Topless Cellist’ Charlotte Moorman”, “Sid at 90” and “net.LEARNING”). He is also a Script-Doctor who lives in New York City and part-time in the Berkshires. A digital immigrant, he recently bought a wallet with RFID protection.

 The Tall Poppy Writers

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

Nov. 1 at 4 PM

The Tall Poppy Writers is a marketing collective of 40 award-winning and best-selling authors, from across the country and representing a variety of genres, whose mission is lift up women’s voices in the publishing industry and support literacy through our charitable partner, Room to Read. We do this through strategic partnerships—among them Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Book Trib, and Bedside Reading—as well as our Facebook group for readers, Bloom (www.areyouinbloom.comnearing 10K members) and other social media initiatives. Founded by Ann Garvin ( of Madison, WI, the group won 2019 Wisconsin Innovation Awards for Collaboration and People’s Choice). Read more at
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 follows a nineteen-year career as a dance critic for The Morning Call newspaper. Long a leader in the southeastern Pennsylvania writing scene, she is an active member of Pennwriters and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, serving as its 2020 Guiding Scribe. Kathryn leads writing workshops and retreats, mentors novelists through her Your Novel Year program, teaches for Drexel University’s MFA program, and is a regular contributor to top writing blog WriterUnboxed. She lives in Doylestown, PA. Find out more at
Sonali Dev 
Sonali Dev is the award-winning author of six novels—A Change of Heart; A Distant Heart; The Bollywood Bride; A Bollywood Affair; Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors; A Recipe for Persuasion, and the forthcoming Incense and Sensibility (July, 2021)—which she describes as Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in a happily ever after. Sonali’s novels have been on Best Books of the Year lists in Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post, and Kirkus. She has won the American Library Association’s award for best romance, the RT Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance, the RT Seal of Excellence, and has been listed for the Dublin Literary award. Sonali lives in the Chicago suburbs. Find out more at
Amy Impellizzeri 
Amy is the award-winning author of the novels Lemongrass Hope, Secrets of Worry Dolls, The Truth About Thea, Why We Lie, and I Know How this Ends, all from Wyatt-MacKenzie. A reformed corporate litigator and start-up executive, Amy is also the author of the non-fiction book, Lawyer Interrupted (ABA Publishing 2015), as well as essays and articles that have appeared in numerous online and print journals. She is a past president of the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association, a 2018 Writer-In-Residence at, recipient of Ms. JD’s Road Less Traveled Award, faculty member in Drexel University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, and a frequently invited speaker at legal conferences and writing workshops across the country. She lives near Reading, PA. Read more at
Sadeqa Johnson 
Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of four novels: And Then There Was Me, Second House from the Corner, Love in a Carry-on Bag, and the forthcoming Yellow Wife (Jan. 2021). Her accolades include being the recipient of the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Award and the USA Best Book Award for best fiction. She is a Kimbilo Fellow and a former board member of the James River Writers. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and three children. To learn more, visit
Kate Moretti 
Kate Moretti is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels and a novella, including her newest, Girls of Brackenhill, releasing Nov. 1. Her first novel, Thought I Knew You, was a New York Times bestseller. The Vanishing Year, a nominee in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards Mystery/Thriller category, was called “chillingly satisfying” (Publisher’s Weekly) with “superb” closing twists (New York Times Book Review). Her books have been translated into over ten different languages and have been optioned for television. Kate has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for twenty years as a scientist and enjoys traveling and cooking. She lives in Pennsylvania in an old farmhouse with her husband, two children and no known ghosts. Her lifelong dream is to find a secret passageway. Read more at
Jessica Strawser 
Jessica Strawser ( is the author of the book club favorites Almost Missed You (a Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction pick), Not that I Could Tell (a Book of the Month bestseller) and Forget You Know Me (now in paperback). Her latest, A Million Reasons Why, is forthcoming in March 2021. She is Editor-at-Large for Writer’s Digest, where she served as editorial director for nearly a decade, a contributing editor at Career Authors, and a popular speaker at writing conferences and book festivals nationwide. Her work has appeared in The New York Times’ Modern Love, Publishers Weekly, and other fine venues. She lives with her husband and two children in Cincinnati, OH, and loves connecting with readers on social media. Read more at
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Dudley Edmundson

Reading: Black and Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places

Nov. 5th, at 7 PM

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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Nurture Nature Center Book Club

The Future We Choose

Nov. 12 at 7 PM

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Rebecca Price Janney

Reading & Enactment

“Easton at the Pass”

Nov. 14 at 2 PM

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 Scroll Award for Historical Novel of the Year, and the first book in her Morning in America Series, Morning Glory, took second place.

She began writing professionally at the age of fourteen and by the following year was covering the Philadelphia Phillies. She earned degrees in history from Lafayette College, Princeton Seminary, and Missio Seminary. Rebecca is a popular speaker at civic and patriotic organizations, historical societies, schools, libraries, churches, and synagogues, and appears regularly on radio. Her weekly podcast, “Inspiration from American History,” offers encouragement and insights from our nation’s past. She resides with her husband, son, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley where her family has lived since the 1740s.



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Daniel Chacon

reading/author talk

Nov 6 at 7 PM

Daniel Chacón is a Latino short story writer, novelist, essayist, editor, professor and radio host.
Awards: American Book Award Hudson Prize Southwest Book Award Pen/Oakland Prize for Fiction
Recent Works include: The Cholo Tree (2017) Hotel Juarez (2012)