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Saturday, October 7, 2017
The 15th Annual Collingswood Book Festival

Special Events
October 2 - October 7, 2017

Monday, October 2, 7:00pm, Collingswood Library
Town Book Discussion. Participate in a discussion of The Unseen World by Liz Moore. This year's selection is an intriguing glimpse into the dawn of artificial intelligence and an examination of the complexities of family and identity—a riveting story that is part mystery, part coming-of-age, part technology. Liz Moore will speak at the Book Festival on Saturday, October 7 at 11:00am in Tent 1.

Wednesday, October 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Collingswood Community Center
Sages of Ages. A fun-filled afternoon featuring authors, games and prizes for attendees aged 50 plus. Guest speakers include Roy Ziegler, author of The Parrys of Philadelphia and New Hope and Hal Taylor, author of The Illustrated Delaware River: The History of a Great American River. Free. Reservations suggested. Call 856-854-3705 to reserve your place at this exciting and informative event.

Saturday, October 7, 10:30am-Noon, Library, (2nd Floor)
CollsCreators' Stop Motion Film Fest. Stop motion animation films created by 6-12th graders will be shown on the big screen. These films were created at or inspired by the CollsCreators Stop Motion Animation Studio (an element of the CollsCreators Mobile Makerspace shared between the Collingswood Public Library and the Collingswood Middle School Library Media Center). All ages may attend.

Saturday, October 7, Noon-2:00pm, Collingswood Library Entrance
Book Appraisals. Michael Brenner, owner of Brenner's Books--Rare & Collectable IOBA will do appraisals. A $5.00 donation is suggested (includes up to five books). Find him on Abebooks.com.

Saturday, October 7, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Library, (2nd Floor)
How to Toon. Joe Wos, internationally renowned illustrator, will teach you how to create characters, find your cartooning voice, and more! For participants aged 8 and up. Space is limited. Register now at cbftoon.eventbrite.com.


Tent 1 - Library

Janet Benton, Lilli De Jong
Moderated by Amy Woodworth, Ph.D. Asst. Professor of First-Year Writing at Rowan University

Liz Moore, The Unseen World (Town Book)
Moderated by Library Director, Carissa Schanely

Jason Rekulak, Adventures in Publishing: Quirk Books and The Impossible Fortress

Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
Moderated by author of Busted, Journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Wendy Ruderman

Lisa Thomas-Laury, On Camera and Off : When the News Is Good and When It's Not

“On the Dark Side” - Noir and Crime Fiction from Jersey and Philadelphia
Moderated by Joe Samuel Starnes, author of Red Dirt

Noir Panel authors will be signing books before their panel at the autograph table next to the Barnes & Noble Tent (1:30-3:00).

Kevin Catalano, Where the Sun Shines Out
Jen Conley, Cannibals: Stories from the Edge of the Pine Barrens 
Tony Knighton, Three Hours Past Midnight
Wallace Stroby, The Devil's Share
Dennis Tafoya, Dope Thief, Wolves of Fairmount Park and The Poor Boy's Game

Dave Levitan, Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent and Utterly Mangle Science
Moderated by environmental lawyer Pam Lazos, author of Oil and Water, an ECO thriller. (PLEASE NOTE DAVID LEVITAN WILL BE APPEARING IN TENT 2 Haddon & Lees Avenues)

Tom McAllister, The Young Widower’s Handbook
Kevin Callahan, The Black Rose


Tent 2 - Haddon & Lees Avenues

10:00am to 4:00pm Book Signing
Meet Middle Grade and Young Adult Authors

11:00am Grade 3 Library (2nd floor)
Allison Gutknecht, Pizza Is The Best Breakfast (and Other Lessons I've Learned)

1:00pm “How to Toon”- Cartoon Workshop
Joe Wos, Myths and Monsters: 50 Mazes for Kids

Tent 2 Book Discussions

11:00am - Grade 4 and Grade 5
Darlene Beck Jacobson, Wheels of Change

12:00pm Realistic Fiction - What to Read Next!
Isabel Bandeira, Bookishly Ever After; Dramatically Ever After
Charlotte Bennardo, Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines; Sirenz Series
M. Tara Crowl, Eden's Wish; Eden's Escape
Erin Entrada Kelly, Blackbird Fly; Hello Universe
Jessica Lawson, Waiting For Augusta; Nooks and Crannies
Nancy Viau, Just One Thing

1:00pm - Grade 6
David Teague and Marisa de los Santos, Connect The Stars

2:00pm Imagine A World - What to Read Next!
M.C. Atwood, The Devils You Know
Joshua David Bellin, Freefall; Survival Colony 9
Jamie Culican, The Keeper of the Dragons: The Elven Alliance
Jeffry W. Johnston, The Truth; Fragments
April Lindner, Catherine; Love Lucy
David Neilsen, Beyond the Doors; Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom
Dianne Salerni, The Eighth Day; The Morrigan's Curse


Tent 3 - At the Clock

Richard McLaughlin- Eco-Man, The Skunk With a Stinky Attitude

Robert Agnello, Eli the Snazzleraffer; Glimmer Series
Nancy Viau, City Street Beat; Storm Song

Artie Bennett, Belches, Burps, Farts: Oh My!; Poopendous
Mark Collins, Witch Switch; Harry's Hair

Paul Czajak, Monster and Me Series
Megan Atwood, Ice Cream Summer

Yosi, Children's Entertainer

Reading Awards and Presentations

Samuel Formica, The King Who Had Issues

Jack Kohler, Bitsy Blew A Bubble; Pig Flew
Patricia Lugo, The Hocus Pocus Hockey Stick

Baze, Children's Entertainer

Tara Mozee, Don't Wash My Hair
Colleen Rowan Kosinski, Lilla's Sunflowers

Victoria Devine, Santa's Bully Elf; MacCarrig
Robin Barone, Where Is Robin?

Two Of A Kind, Children's Entertainers

Loompaland Alley (Irvin Avenue)

Sara O'Brien and the Community Rocks Kids!

Mr. Malcolm, Storyteller

Miss Michelle, Kids Music Round of Collingswood

Mr. Malcolm, Storyteller

Library Staff, Puppet Show


Sara Gafgen, Storyteller


Sara Gafgen, Storyteller

Music Together with Cynthia Dreeman Meyer

Sara O'Brien and the Community Rocks Kids!

Kenkojuku Karate

Laura Kaighn, Storyteller

Loompaland Craft Area & Children's Exhibits

ABC Nana, Cathleen Rogers
About Face, Face Painting
Almost Home Animal Shelter
Bright Ideas to Go, Lorraine Haddock
Philly Art Center on Springdale Road
Collingswood Library Craft Tent
Community Rocks Kids!
Game Friendzy
Garden State Discovery Museum
Katie Portela, Creative Literacy Consultant
Lady Hawke
Liberti Church
Mathnasium of Haddonfield
New Jersey Talking Library and Braille Center
Perkins Center for the Arts
Kathryn Ross
True North Church
Winnie Radolan, Paper Maker

Reading Corner
Various authors including Lorraine Haddock, Kathryn Ross and Laura Kaighn


Tent 4 - Haddon & Washington Avenues

Youth Poetry Contest: "Where the Wild Things Are," hosted by Anna Evans

Reading: LaMont "Napalm da Bomb" Dixon.

"Slam Bam" interactive poetry fun & prizes, hosted by Kathleen Volk Miller, Painted Bride Quarterly.

Reading: Rocky Wilson.

Tribute to the poetry of Msgr. Michael Doyle, "Poet of Peace," hosted by Cassie MacDonald of FireWorks Gallery and Brigid's House.

Reading: Emari Digiorgio.

South Jersey All-Star favorite poem project - hosted by actor Bill "Stink" Fisher of the Pop Shop.

Reading and discussion with Collingswood native and award-winning poet James Hoch.

Open mic hosted by poet and vocalist Sandra Turner Barnes, Poetry IDEA .

Pop Shop Party Room (adjoins the Poetry Tent)

Haiku Mind workshop, led by Henry Brann of the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association

Reading: Poets of Brigid House

Film screening: "Nick of Time," by Joseph Paprzycki, about the last night of haiku master Nick Virgilio's life