Saturday, May 8, 2010

First annual Harrisburg Book Fair

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!


Alice Audrey said...

Sounds like quite a festival. Have a good book signing.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Alice! I'm looking forward to it.

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