Saturday, October 5, 2013
The 11th Annual Collingswood Book Festival
Workshops and Events: October 1 - October 5
Tuesday, October 1, 7:00pm - Collingswood Library
Town Book Discussion. Join your fellow readers in a discussion of The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe’s inspiring memoir of a son and his mother who start a “book club” of two that brings them together as her life comes to a close. A New York Times Best Seller, the book was named an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year. Author Will Schwalbe will speak and sign his book at the Book Festival, October 5 at 1:00pm.
Wednesday, October 2, 1:00pm-4:00pm - Community Center
Sages of Ages. A special fun-filled afternoon featuring authors, games, and prizes for attendees aged 50-plus. Guest authors include: Linda Todd and Cheryl Tapp, If Beaches Could Talk - a fun book about beach etiquette and Jeffrey M. Dorwart, Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh 1680--1762: Building the Quaker Community of Haddonfield, New Jersey. Also speaking is David Donahue, owner of the largest book restoration bindery in the Mid-Atlantic area. Individuals and groups are welcome. Free, reservations suggested: 856-854-3705.
Saturday, October 5, Noon-2:00pm - Collingswood Library Entrance
Book Appraisals. John Freas, member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, will do appraisals. A $5.00 donation is suggested (includes up to five books).
Saturday, October 5, 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Collingswood Cloud Auditorium (Haddon Ave. opposite the library)
Cartooning and Comic Art Class
For kids 8 and up. Kids create their own hand-drawn comic books with The Cartoonist Classroom of Collingswood. Professional artist Doug Slack demonstrates how to draw characters and tell stories through comics. Paper and pencils provided, just bring your own imagination. Sign up/info on Facebook The Cartoonist Classroom of Collingswood.
Collingswood Book Festival - October 5, 2013, 10am - 5pm
Tent 1: Adult Authors
Judy Wicks, Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer
Panel Discussion: This Writing Life Moderated by Library Director Brett Bonfield
Lisa Zeidner, Love Bomb
Pam Jenoff, The Ambassador’s Daughter
Gerald Kolpan, Magic Words: The Tale of a Jewish Boy-Interpreter, the World’s Most Estimable Magician, a Murderous Harlot, and America’s Greatest Indian Chief
Larry Kane, When They Were Boys: The True Story of the Beatles’ Rise to the Top
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club (Town Book)
Panel Discussion: “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Moderated by Glen Macnow
Christopher Frankie, Nailed! The Improbable Rise and Spectacular Fall of Lenny Dykstra
Allen Barra, Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age
Larry Platt, Just Tell Me I Can't: How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time
Matthew Goldberg, Billy Vargus, Joe Vallee, Ryan Downs, A Snowball’s Chance: Philly Fires Back Against The National Media
Lisa Airey, Touching the Moon
Jon McGoran, Drift
Tent 2: Teens & Tweens
Book Signings - Meet Young Adult Authors
Grade 4 (Meet in Library 2nd Floor Teen Area.)
Nancy Viau, Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head
Jordan Sonnenblick, After Ever After
Grade 5 (Meet in Library 2nd Floor Teen Area.)
Elissa Brent Weissman, Nerd Camp
Rose Kent, Rocky Road
Kathleen Benner Duble, Phantoms in the Snow
Panel Discussion: Publishing Your First Novel
Alison Ashley Formento, Twigs
Kit Grindstaff, The Flame in the Mist
David Lubar, Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge
Evan Roskos, Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
Panel Discussion: What’s the Buzz in YA Fiction - Fantasy or Realism?
Ellen Jensen Abbott, Watersmeet; The Centaur’s Daughter
Ty Drago, The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses
Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Crooked
James Mascia, High School Heroes
Tent 3: Children's Authors & Entertainers
Danny and Kim Adlerman, Mommy’s Having a Watermelon
Artie Bennett, Poopendus; The Butt Book
Dar Hosta James, Animalization; Doggie Do!; If I Were A Tree
Jane Kirkland, Take A Walk series
David Lubar, Weenies series
Rock Doves - Kim West and Daniel Cole
Kathy O’Connell of WXPN Kids Corner
Summer Reading Awards and Presentations
Nancy Viau, Storm Song; Look What I Can Do!
Alison Formento, These Bees Count!; These Seas Count!
Juliette Watts, Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down?
Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones
Ann Malaspina, Heart On Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President
Robert Agnello, Glimmers; Eli the Snazzleraffer
Marcie Aboff, Healthy Eating series; Data Mania series
Two of a Kind, Family Album; So Many Ways to Be Smart
10:00am - 4:00pm
E.B. Lewis, I Love My Hair!; I Want To Be Free; Night Boat to Freedom
Noon - 2:00pm
Dan Gutman, Roberto and Me; My Weird School; The Talent Show
Children's Play & Story Area
Loompaland Alley (Irvin Avenue)
10:00am - Sara O’Brien and the Community Rocks Kids!
10:30am - Yogawood
11:00am - Buddy’s Big Dream
11:30am - The Bug Lady
12:20pm - Author Phyllis Hazelet
12:30pm - Music by Danny and Kim Adlerman
12:50pm - Author Tim Young
1:00pm - Youth Stages Play Shop “Sing a Song All Day Long”
1:30pm - Puppet Show by the Library Staff
1:50pm - Author Jim Romer
2:00pm - Youth Stages Play Shop
2:30pm - Baze and His Silly Friend
3:00pm - Kenkojuku Karate
3:20pm - Author Galen Longstreth
3:30pm - Collingswood Patch
Loompaland Craft Area & Children's Exhibits
Collingswood Library Craft Tent
Collingswood Fire Engine
Abrakadoodle Art Education
First Baptist Church of Collingswood, “Make Your Own Book”
Winnie Radolan, Paper Maker
The Bug Lady’s Bug Collection
Garden State Discovery Museum, “Put Yourself in a Bubble”
Saddler’s Woods Conservation Center
Paws for Reading, Mt. Laurel Library
Chrysa Smith, Author
duckduckgoose and Eilandarts Center
Fit Kids Tumblebus
Fairmont & Queen Village Art Center
Special Events: Tent 4
10:30am & 1:00pm
Children’s Program: Daryl Cobb, author, musician, singer/songwriter and actor presents two special performances including his newest books Henry Hare’s Floppy Socks, Greta’s Magical Mistake, Pirates: The Ring of Hope and Mr. Moon. His popular CDs Dreaming and Fairytales will be featured in his program.
Paul Evans Pederson, Jr., The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales from Old Haunts. Listen to a gifted storyteller as he delivers a literary feast for Pine Barrens enthusiasts. These are not your traditional Pine Barrens legends!
Susan Beth Lehman, Directors: From Stage to Screen and Back Again. An entertaining discussion focusing on the author’s interviews with several Oscar, Emmy and Tony Winners.
Peace in the Present Tense - A Full Six Hours of Poetry Events You’ll Love!
Young Poets - Putting Words to Peace.
Readings/contest by poets ages 7 to 13, hosted by Anna Evans (sponsored by The Pop Shop).
Anna Evans, editor of both The Raintown Review and the formal poetry e-zine The Barefoot Muse gives fascinating insights into some of her recent works.
How to Haiku - Life, War and Peace.
Workshop shows how to turn special moments into memorable Haiku. Display your poem on the Haiku Wall of Poetry.
Dawn Leas and Joan Hanna
Lamont “Napalm” Dixon-Spoken Word Poetry Workshop.
Performance poetry star brings alive the excitement of the spoken word.
Msgr. Michael Doyle - Poetry for Peace.
Nationally-recognized poet-priest, community leader, and well-known voice for peace, reads and talks about his work.
BJ Ward - The World of Ward.
A favorite at the poetry tent and other major venues, Ward shares poems from his book Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems 1990-2013.
Grand Poetry Slam hosted by Brother Daoud Bey of Arts4Teens and Poetry in the Park.
Special Open Mic.
All Day (Outside the tent)
Poetry Plaza Events - Poets, signings, materials on poetry events, 6th Annual Wall of Haiku, Poettatts for kids, Brigid’s House Guerilla Poetry.