Maplewood—South Orange Book Festival

Event Date: June 9th, 2017 at 12:00am
Address : 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079, USA
Town : South Orange
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The Maplewood—South Orange Book Festival is happy to announce its schedule of events. All events are free of charge, and will be held on Saturday, June 10th at the Woodland and at the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood, from 10AM-5PM. We have over 80 authors, including 23 in the children's area, on 20 panels and "in conversations." Caldecott Medal winner Javaka Steptoe will be our closing children's speaker, at 4:00PM.

[words] is the official bookseller for the event.

Tickets are still available for our Mary Roach opening event and party on Friday, June 9th at SOPAC.

Below are the list of events on Saturday, June 10th. The full descriptions are available by clicking here.

Nurturing the Writer in Your Child or Teenager
Judith Lindbergh, Richard Falco, Christina Kapp, Stacy Lawrence, Lisa Romeo

The Poetry of Hope and Social Action
Tina Kelley Theresa Burns, Michael Lally, Danny Shot and B.J. Ward

The Future of Juvenile Justice in America
Jean Trounstine, Caroline Leavitt, Rebecca Livingood, Karter Reed

Jane Austen: Then and Now
Kathleen Flynn, Karen Gevirtz

Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give
Ada Calhoun in conversation with Karen Abbott

Christina Baker Kline, in conversation with Marina Budhos

Behind the Image: Women on Graphic Novels and Cartoons
Kristen Radtke, Lauren Weinstein

Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation
Jacqueline Mroz in conversation with DT Max

Getting Back In
Wendy Sachs

History Comes Alive: The Magic World of Gustav Klimt and Turn of the Century Vienna
Laurie Lico Albanese, in conversation with Laura Morowitz

Real Issues in Young Adult Literature
Sona Charaipotra, Lisa Colozza Cocca, Melanie Conklin, Barry Lyga, Kimberly McCreight

Gentrification, Race, and the Future of the Urban Community
Mindy Fulilove, Peter Moskowitz, DW Gibson, Diego Ribadeneira

Uniquely Female
Julie Buntin, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Marcy Dermansky, Julia Fierro, Michele Filgate

The Immigrant Experience in Young Adult Fiction
Maria E. Andreu, Marina Budhos and Sheba Karim

“A Hemisphere of Hope?” The Newark Example, and the Future of Education Reform
Dale Russakoff and Jon Schuppe

Writing about Transgender Issues
Benjamin Davis, Laura Erickson-Schroth, Laura A. Jacobs

Powerful Women Fight Power: Female Novelists on Gender, Power and Activism
Jean Hanff Korelitz and Yoojin Grace Wuertz, in conversation with Helen Wan

Hit Makers and Super Fans
Zoe Fraade-Blanar and Derek Thompson, in conversation with Ron Hogan

Think Local, Write Local: The SOMA Influence
Eliza Minot, Claudia Zuluaga

Motherhood in fiction: The Joys and Sorrows
Pamela Erens and Lauren Grodstein, in conversation with Elizabeth Trundle

Friday, June 9th will be the keynote event and opening night party (with open bar) at SOPAC, featuring best-selling popular science author Mary Roach, in conversation with Budd Mishkin.

Among the authors who you can mingle with at the party are Christina Baker Kline, Marcy Dermansky, Jean Korelitz, Jay Cooper, Eric Morse, Helen Wan, Pamela Erens, Yoojin Grace Wuertz, Mindy Fullilove, Laura Lico Albanese, Wendy Mass, Melanie Conklin and Barry Lyga.

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