How exciting is this! I'll be one of the authors with a booksigning table at the Harrisburg Book Festival and Midtown Artsfest! I'm so happy the Midtown is making such strides for local authors. Pray it doesn't rain! We had a foot of snow for our last scheduled event.
Here's the scoop as it stands:
During the weekend of June 26th-27th, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore-Cafe will be sponsoring the first annual Harrisburg Book Festival and Midtown Artsfest!
In addition to outdoor tent with huge outdoor booksale, as well as a Midtown street-festival with outdoor tables for artists & artisans, music, and poetry readings, the Bookstore will be hosting several special events on Saturday and Sunday, including
* Sat 6/26: A conversation about urban renewal & the duties of a writer, with Jackson Taylor (Assoc. Director, The New School's Graduate Writing Program), author of The Blue Orchard (2010), a historical novel set in Harrisburg.
* Sun 6/27: A conversation about public spaces & consumer culture with Temple University Prof. Bryant Simon (Director, American Studies), author of Everything but the Coffee: Learning about American from Starbucks (2009)
* Sun 6/27: Multimedia presentation on historic faith images and the new forms of art they can inspire, by Messiah College Prof. Kathy Hettinga (Art), author of Grave Images: San Luis Valley (2009)
More info to follow!