Arts Fest Becomes Literate

There will be another group of artists alongside the painters, potters, jewelers, photographers and musicians of Arts Fest 2010: authors. Arts Fest has now accepted the written word into its gallery and will definitely be at least twice as “Fest” with Book Fest PA.

The event will celebrate books (they’re like Web sites with more dead trees) as well as local authors. The first annual Book Fest PA will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the Schlow Centre Region Library. Each hour, a different author will present their work, meet fans, sign books, and talk about writing experiences.

The “guest author” will be Christopher McDougall, a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and a three-time National Magazine Award finalist. His book, Born to Run, has been on The New York Times bestseller list for more than eight months. Book Fest PA will be free of charge. The full schedule of events and authors can be found here.

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John Dempsey

John is a Junior majoring in Journalism from Hazleton, PA. He is so awesome that sharks dedicate a week to him. Likes: Video games, vigilante justice, irony, talking bears, Burt Reynolds, El Chupacabra, coloring books, chainsaws, and Australians. Dislikes: Zombies, clowns, zombie clowns, turtleneck sweaters, Apple, poor mustache grooming, nuclear winter, Roman architecture, guacamole, robots, LCD TVs, the color yellow, Velcro, ceiling fans, sprinklers, tornadoes, Belgians, squat thrusts, and romantic comedies.

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