August 21, 2012

The 10th Annual Collingswood Book Festival

Saturday, October 6, 2012
The 10th Annual Collingswood Book Festival

Workshops and Events: September 8—October 6

Saturday, September 8 - October 6, 792 Haddon Avenue
The Art of the Book II. The Collingswood Book Festival Gallery returns this year with The Art of the Book II. The exhibition runs for the month of September, opening with an Artist Reception on Saturday evening, September 8, 2012 from 5pm-9pm and closing with the festival Saturday, October 6, 2012. Original works and books by artists Tony Auth, E.B. Lewis, Robert Byrd, Robert Hochgertel, Dar Hosta, Timothy Young, Barbara Patrizzi, Michael Dooling, Amanda D’Amico, Nicole Eiland and others will be on exhibit and available for purchase. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 11am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-6pm.

Monday, October 1, 7:00pm, Collingswood Public Library
Town Book Discussion. Join your fellow readers in a discussion of The Submission, Amy Waldman's riveting story of a post 9/11 Manhattan coming to grips with a memorial at Ground Zero. When a Muslim-American architect wins the blind submission contest, all segments of the community must grapple with the results. Named a New York Times Notable Book for 2011 and One of NPR’s 10 Best Novels of 2011. Author Amy Waldman will speak and sign her book at the Book Festival, October 6 at Noon.

Wednesday, October 3, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Collingswood Community Center
Sages of Ages. A special, fun-filled, interactive afternoon featuring authors, games, and prizes for attendees aged 50-plus. Guest speakers are Sandra White-Grear and Bill Brahms authors of Haddon Township (Images of America Series) and Peter Murphy of Murphy Writing Seminars who will conduct a "hands-on" presentation. Individuals and groups welcome. Free, reservations suggested: 856-854-3705.



Saturday, October 6, All Day
Overdrive Digital Bookmobile. This 74 foot 18 wheel tractor-trailer is a community outreach vehicle promoting the free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and videos available through public libraries. Test drive some of the most popular players and readers and see how portable devices enhance your reading experience. If you haven’t read an eBook yet, what are you waiting for?

Saturday, October 6, 10:00am-11:00am, Tent 2 (Haddon Avenue between Frazer and Fern)
eBooks: Revolutionary Technology or Pain in the Neck? eBooks began outselling print books at Barnes & Noble and Amazon over a year ago. How will this change in how most new books are sold affect you? How will it affect authors, publishers, and libraries? What do you need to know in order to make sure you’re still able to get the books you want at a price you can afford? Join Collingswood Library Director Brett Bonfield for a short presentation with plenty of time for Q & A.

Saturday, October 6, Noon-2:00pm, Collingswood Library Entrance
Book Appraisals. John Freas, member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, will appraise up to five books for a $5.00 donation. If you think rare books have to be old volumes from centuries ago—think again. Modern first editions can also be very valuable. Find out if you have a hidden treasure—old or new!


Tent 1: Adult Authors

10:00am
Mark Kram, Jr., Like Any Normal Day

11:00am
Bernie Parent, Journey through Risk and Fear

Noon
Amy Waldman, The Submission (Town Book)

1:00pm
Al Meltzer and Robert S. Lyons, Big Al: Fifty Years of Adventures in Sports Broadcasting

2:00pm
Tony Auth with David Leopold, The Art of Tony Auth: To Stir, Inform and Inflame

3:00pm
Liz Moore, Heft

Signings
11:00am—1:00pm
Joe Samuel Starnes, Fall Line
Camille DeAngellis, Petty Magic: Being the Memoirs and Confessions of Miss Evelyn Harbinger, Temptress and Troublemaker
Mark Di Ionno, The Last Newspaperman
Ken Bingham, The Greatest Phillies Clubs of All Time
Paul Lisicky, Unbuilt Projects


Tent 2: Teens & Tweens

All Day
Book Signings—Meet Young Adult Authors

11:00am
Grade 4
Meet in the Collingswood Library, 2nd Floor Teen Area.
Lisa Funari-Willever, Nicky Fifth's Passport to the Garden State

11:00am
Grade 5 Book Discussion
Rob Buyea, Because of Mr. Terupt

Noon
Grade 6 Book Discussion
Pat Hughes, Five 4ths of July

1:00pm
Grade 9 Book Discussion
A.S. King, Everybody Sees the Ants

2:00pm
Panel Discussion—Reaching Out to Young Adult Readers
Ellen Jensen Abbott, The Centaur’s Daughter; Watersmeet
Charlotte Bennardo, Sirenz; Sirenz Back in Fashion
Barbara Dee, Solving Zoe; Trauma Queen
Elisa Ludwig, Pretty Crooked
Aaron Starmer, DWEEB; The Only Ones


Tent 3: Children's Authors $ Entertainers

10:30am
Danny and Kim Adlerman, Mommy’s Having a Watermelon

11:00am
Artie Bennett, Poopendus; The Butt Book
Tiffany Strelitz Haber, The Monster Who Lost His Mean

11:30am
Dar Hosta, Animalization; Doggie Do!; If I Were A Tree
Alyssa Capucilli, World of Biscuit (First I Can Read Series)

Noon
Kathy O’Connell, Award Winning Host of WXPN Kids Corner
Summer Reading Awards and Presentations

12:30pm
Ernie and Neal, Music for the Young Mind

1:00pm
Alison Formento, These Bees Count; This Tree Counts!
Carole Robinson, On the Way to Cape May

1:30pm
Jane Kirkland, Take a Walk series
Karen O’Lone-Hahn, Millicent and the Faraway Moon

2:00pm
Marcie Aboff, Healthy Eating; First Facts: Data Mania series
James Mascia, Paris Pig and the Big Bully

3:00pm
Two of A Kind, Family Album; So Many Ways to Be Smart

Signings

10:00am--4:00pm
E.B. Lewis, I Love My Hair!; I Want to Be Free; Night Boat to Freedom
Alan Katz, Karate Pig; Going, Going, Gone!

Noon-2:00pm
Dan Gutman, Roberto and Me; My Weird School Daze Series; The Talent Show


Children's Play & Story Area

Loompaland Alley (Irvin Avenue)

10:00am - Yogawood
10:30am - Puppet Show, The Frog Princess, Library Staff
11:00am - The Bug Lady
11:45am - Kathy Steel, author, entertainer, Meet Sally the Sea Star
Noon - Authors Alyssa Capucilli and Denise Mortensen
12:30pm - Kenkojuku Karate
1:00pm - Paws for Reading, Judy Burr, her dog Wilson and Julie Binger
1:30pm - Music Together with Madeline Knott
2:00pm - D.U.E. Season Charter School
2:30pm - Music by Danny and Kim Adlerman
3:00pm - KidLit authors Patricia Intriago, Tiffany Strelitz Haber, and Timothy Young
3:30pm - Collingswood Patch

Loompaland Craft Area & Children's Exhibits

Collingswood Library Craft Tent
Collingswood Fire Engine
Winnie Radolan, paper maker
Bonnie Booker, face painter
Garden State Discovery Museum
Food Bank of South Jersey
Chrysa Smith, author, Halloween crafts
Paws for Reading sponsored by the Mt. Laurel Library
Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society
The Bug Lady's bug collection
Collingswood Rotary Club
Saddler's Woods Conservation Association
First Baptist Church of Collingswood
Collingswood Patch
CollingsLab
Gymboree Play and Music of Cherry Hill
Abrakadoodle Art Education
Fit Kids Tumblebus


Special Events: Tent 4

10:30am & 1:30pm
Children’s Program: Daryl Cobb, author, musician, singer/songwriter and actor presents two special performances featuring his many works including his newest books Pirates:The Ring of Hope and Mr. Moon. His popular CD's Dreaming and Fairytales will be featured in his program.


Poetry Events

All Day
Haiku Wall of Poetry, information table for local poetry groups and sales by participating poets, book signings, Guerilla Poetry exhibit.

10:00am
Children's Poetry Contest/Organic Poetry. Judge and host Anna Evans (sponsored by The Pop Shop).

10:45am
Writing workshop with Peter Murphy of Murphy Writing Seminars.Work off fun prompts to write a new poem with a short reading of new works to follow.

Noon
Italian–American Poets hosted by the Sons of Italy: Tribute to Haiku Master Nick Virgillio; Remembering the poetry of Antonio Pacino; new works by J.T. Barbarese, award winning poet and Rutgers professor.

1:00pm
Spoken word artist Lamont Dixon/Napalm Bomb: Free Style Poetry Workshop.

2:00pm
Occupy Poetry: Several South Jersey poetry groups each present one poem celebrating the human experience.

3:00pm
Open Mic hosted by Brother Daoud Bey of Poetry in the Park/Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Arts for Teens.

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