The season of thanks and giving approaches. It provides the time to reflect on the successful first literary festival in the Lehigh Valley community of Easton that was vigorously pursued to turn a vision into reality.
With a mission to inform, educate, enrich and inspire people of all backgrounds in our community through cultural and literary programs and to otherwise foster intellectual discourse and civic engagement, the results form the foundation for anticipated 2020 programs:
* Easton Book Festival for adults in partnership with local venues. October 2020.
* Author Visits to Easton & Wilson schools and preschools. Throughout 2020.
* Easton Book Festival for Families in Scott Park. June 2020
* Easton Book Festival at Farmers Market. Monthly, May-November 2020
The generosity of many donors--individuals, businesses and our community partners who support our mission--helped make the 2019 festival possible. Please join that cadre by making a donation to ensure that the Easton Book Festival remains a community-enriching annual event.
As a thank-you, Easton Book Festival T-shirts are offered as premiums for donations of $50 or more, while supplies last. Adult and child sizes are available. Shipping costs prevent the T-shirts from being mailed: yours may be picked up at our major sponsor, Book and Puppet Company, 22 Centre Square location (next door to Crayola Experience).
2019 Festival Outcomes
* Pubic attendance totaled approximately 3,000.
* More than 200 authors presented programs for adults and children, including readings, on-stage interviews and panel discussions on literary and topical matters. All programs were FREE of charge
* Seven leading children’s book authors visited 10 schools, and presented their newly published books to 2,000 children. Three authors read to hundreds of preschoolers in PA Pre-K Counts classrooms. All presentations were provided at no charge.
* A dozen members of Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group presented writing and book-arts workshops.
* Visiting puppetry artists offered mask-making workshops and marched in the traditional Easton-Phillipsburg Halloween parade.
Please support Easton Book Festival 2020 on this page. Alternately, you may visit our website to make a donation online at www.eastonbookfestival.org, or you can mail a check, payable to Easton Book Festival, c/o Book and Puppet Company, 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042.
If you donate more than $50, don't forget to pick up your free T-shirt at Book and Puppet Company!
Thank you for your generous support of Easton Book Festival!