In September I got the chance to attend the Milford Readers and Writers Festival, which I mentioned in one of my post. It was so enlightening to hear authors talk about the writing process. In particular, the panel about women in writing, I felt was really inspiring. In this previous post I mentioned that I wanted to do continue finding events for the rest of the Fall Season. It turns out there are quite a few bookish events. I have listed a few of the events I found happening in October and November.
Fall for The Book
in Fairfax, VA
It's a weeklong regional festival, that has grown in popularity and many of the areas universities sponsor. The authors participating on this festival include Colson Whitehead the author of The Underground Railroad and Mohsin Hamid the author of Exit West.
Morristown Festival of Books
October 13- 14
in Morristown, NJ
It's a festival which brings together authors with the community, it celebrates the written word and is power to transport us. The event calendar is full with awesome authors. Take a look at it here.
Fall Book Fest
in Cherry Hill, NJ
This festival is presented by Broken Bars Publishing and features both local and nationally known authors.
The Harry Potter Festival
in Chestnut Hill, PA
I mentioned this festival on my first events post, but I think it deserves reminding. This festival is a great way to become immersed in the magic of Harry Potter without paying Universal Studio prices. It is so popular that this year it has been expanded to accommodate the amount of people that attend.
Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees
in The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NY
This is an informal space that serves as the home of NYU Creative Writing Program. They host different events like this one where people are encourage to read there work.
Writing and Revising in 3-D: A Reading
in Brooklyn, NY
This is a free event where the participant's of Joel Dia's workshop share their new work with the public.
The Mosaic Literature Conference: Black Documents
in Bronx, NY
The Mosaic Literary Conference is an annual grassroots event and a great opportunity for the community, educators, students, program administrators, and parents to learn ways to integrate books and reading into the lives of teenagers.
Let me know if you end up attending any of these.