Traditionally scheduled for the first Saturday in October, this year’s Collingswood Book Festival was held from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Six blocks of Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, NJ, are blocked off and filled with tables for authors of children’s and adult books and booksellers.
Events at the ninth annual festival included workshops, poetry readings, book signings, book discussions, contests, crafts, and entertainment for all ages. Tents were set up for scheduled authors, storytellers, and speakers. All events were free.
One event I attended was the Philly Liars Club Panel Discussion: Liars Tell the Truth about Today’s Publishing Revolution. The panel members included Gregory Frost, Kelly Simmons, Merry Jones, Marie Lamba, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Solomon Jones, and Keith Strunk.
The weather was cool and beautiful, and although clouds rolled in and out, no rain marred the event. Food vendors fed the hungry. Kids were plentiful, as were dogs of all shapes and sizes.
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In case you don’t check the comments, here’s a video from the Lairs Club panel discussion via firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Rich!